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, now, 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.
Super scarves have become super popular this year and they’re a great choice for crafters all year round. Even when it isn’t the season to wear a warm and cozy scarf, you’ll find yourself wrapping up in one like it’s a blanket. And when the weather is cold, this is the perfect way to look stylish while staying warm.
Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium has the same signature style of crochet characters found in Kerry Lord’s first two fabulous crochet books but is constructed in such a way that you’re able to create “over a million mix-and-match monsters” using the pattern instructions combined with your own creative decision-making skills.