Design Wars founder Salena Baca has come together with sixteen of the terrific crochet designers from Design Wars to create a terrific new Christmas crochet book. Crochet for Christmas: 29 Patterns for Handmade Holiday Decorations and Gifts has crochet patterns that are both traditional and unusual, striking a great balance between the cutest holiday kitsch that we want and the chic, contemporary gifts and accessories that we need for the holidays.
I recently tried to purchase a retro crochet book for a specific pattern and I accidentally purchased the wrong old book. It turned out to be okay, though, because I actually really like the book that I ended up with. It’s called Afghan Traditions and I’m loving seeing the way that so many of today’s crochet afghan patterns are based on a style that can be seen in this book.
Welcome to my stop on the All Koval blog tour for Imagical Seasons! The blog tour kicked off a few days ago and runs through July 22nd. I’m thrilled to be in such great company on this tour and to be able to introduce you to this unique and interesting set of crochet books.
I’m running a special one-week promotion on the Kindle editions of two of my books: Crochet Saved My Life and Cracked Wide Open. You can get each of these books for just 99 cents if you purchase them today, 3/18/15.
As soon as I heard about the children’s book One Plastic Bag, I knew that I needed to get my hands on a copy of it. I wrote a preview of the book here. I’ve now received my copy of the book and am thrilled to be able to share even more about it with you.
Hooked on Crochet by Ruth Maddock is a how-to-crochet book that teaches the basics of crochet through direct instruction as well as simple patterns. I lent it to my brother’s girlfriend who has been wanting to learn to crochet and she gives it the thumbs up based on her own beginner experience. Here are five things I think are great about this particular crochet book.
Sharon Silverman has a new crochet book out called Tunisian Shawls. I showcased the book yesterday over on About.com, where I mentioned that there were four designs that stood out as favorites for me, although I’m a fan of all eight crochet patterns in the collection.