I’m loving the book Doilies Updated because it isn’t just a set of crochet patterns but also an inspirational resource for what to do with various crochet motifs.
One of my favorite unique crochet books for making kids’ toys is Honk! Pieptoon! Vroom! by Cathy Smith. The eight crochet patterns in allow you to create a mixture of different vehicles that would be perfect as a play set for young girls and boys. And they move!!
Creative Needlework was a hardcover book published in 1969. It shares more than one dozen different types of needlework, at the end of which it tells us a little bit about crochet. It’s interesting to look back at the way this craft was viewed through the lens of a historic perspective.
Annie’s has published a book by Lianka Azulay of Bonita Patterns called Learn Embossed Crochet. The textured technique is rapidly taking the crochet world by storm. So what exactly is embossed crochet?
Crochet taxidermy is a bit tongue-in-cheek, giving a whimsical, colorful spin to the tough sport of hunting and offering an animal-friendly alternative to decorating your home. I remember first seeing it a few years ago from artist Shauna Richardson, followed by other artists. It’s become more mainstream, nu, with crochet taxidermy patterns available online. And you’ll find 30 of these patterns in the beautiful, fun book by Taylor Hart.
Established crochet designer Karen Whooley has a new crochet book to delight us. A Garden of Shawls is a beautiful self-published book of one dozen lace crochet shawl patterns. They will help you fall in love with lace crochet, if you’re not already, although the patterns can be adjusted for working with thicker yarns should that be your preference.
Stripe Savvy is a Leisure Arts crochet book designed to showcase the beautiful Lion Brand Landscapes Yarn. Er zijn 14 crochet patterns in this book, each highlighting the possibilities of self-striping yarn.