I have three books to share with you today – one that’s crochet only and two more that are just beautiful general craft books. All three of these books are published by Ryland Peters & Small and CICO Books, a publisher worth knowing if you aren’t familiar with them already.
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.
Vintage Crochet Hats and Accessories: 23 Classic Hats, Shawls, and Bags by Kathryn Fulton is a 2014 crochet book from Stackpole Books that I like for several different reasons.
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.
The world of craft publishing is in an exciting time. There are many publishers, both small and large, releasing a variety of different books in various niches of crochet. I can’t even begin to count how many new crochet books are expected to be released in 2015. Here are some of the ones I’m most excited to see when they are released this year.
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.
As the year comes to an end, I’m doing a look back at all of the crochet stuff featured on this blog in 2014. Yesterday we looked at crochet art. Today we’ll look at crochet books.