At the beginning of the year I drew attention to 28 crochet books I was excited to see coming out this year. We’re halfway through the year now and many of those books have been released. People, including me, are reviewing and enjoying them. Today I thought I’d roundup links to reviews and other information about 25 crochet and craft books.
Making crochet items for kids can be so gratifying. The projects are usually quick to make. They are always super cute. And they can be gifted to kids you know or to charity and either way it warms your heart. Here are more than 35 2015 crochet patterns for kids’ items including slippers, blankets, hats, cowls and more.
I love the color combination on this pretty crochet mandala, which reminds me of the flowers in the card that accompanied the contribution. The golden yellow center hints at a flower. The two rounds of white really make the brighter colors pop. And the dark border adds an intensity that makes the rest of the work seem less fragile somehow, emanating, instead a strength. Beautiful.
Summer varies from place to place. I’m originally from Arizona, where summers meant cars got so hot that you burned your hand on the steering wheel if you weren’t careful. I’m living in San Francisco where the wind whips in summer and it’s often the coldest time of year here. Wherever you live, you might find the need for a summer shawl, or you might want to start crafting one now for autumn. Here are fourteen crochet shawl patterns to consider: