One of the reasons that people love Tunisian crochet is because you can get a knit-like look using the basics of crochet. There may be no pattern more “knit” than Fair Isle so many people will take an interest in Brenda Bourg’s new crochet book Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet: Step-by-Step Instructions and 16 Colorful Cowls, Sweaters, and More.
I always love the books that Margaret Hubert authors, and she’s especially talented at her work with crochet granny squares (and variations thereof), so it’s no surprise that I’m loving her recent titles which showcase crochet granny blocks in all of their glory. For example, I loved her book 10 Granny Squares, 30 Blankets. And now I’m also loving 10 Granny Squares, 30 Bags.
I’ve recently enjoyed several terrific crochet books, which I started sharing with you on the blog last week and will be continuing to do this week. Up today: Learn to Crochet, Love to Crochet: Over 20 Hand-Crocheted Accessories and Garments to Make for You and Your Friends by Anna Wilkinson.
I love Marly Bird who has been running the Yarn Thing podcast for years, doing terrific interviews of many amazing people including a lot of crochet authors. Her own knitting and crochet patterns have been featured in books and magazines but she has never had her own individual crochet book … until now. Cold Weather Crochet is a collection of 21 Marly Bird crochet patterns designed to keep you cozy and comfy in chilly times and enjoying crafting all year long.
You’ve already seen most of these crochet patterns featured in other posts across this blog but I wanted to round them all up together because they offer some of the best recent examples of great use of colorwork in crochet patterns.
There are many different types of shapes that you can incorporate into your crochet, but the simple stripe is the most classic example and remains of the staples of crochet design. These seventeen crochet patterns all play with color in stripes to give a powerful impact to what is often a simple design.
It’s the time of the week when we take a look at what people are sharing in crochet using the #crochetconcupiscence, #crochetsavedmylife and #hooktoheal hashtags. You are always welcome to use these hashtags on any crochet photos on Instagram for a chance to be featured here.