Heather Mann’s book Craft Fail begins with an introduction to herself that resonates within me. She writes about how she was a kid to whom most things came easily, and the result was that she immediately gave up on anything that didn’t come easily to her. That kid was me as well.
Sharon Silverman has a new book out, Tunisian Crochet for Baby, and I’m thrilled to be a stop on its blog tour. She’s dropping by today with a guest post to tell us all a little bit more about designing with Tunisian crochet.
I thought that I’d talk about a few key things when it comes to crochet books at your local library.
Tammy Hildebrand has released another crochet pattern book with Stackpole Books and it’s another hit. The book is called Crochet for Baby All Year: Easy-to-Make Outfits for Every Month
Crochet Pink by Janet Rehfeldt is a beautiful 2013 crochet book honoring and recognizing people who have dealt with a breast cancer diagnosis, either their own or that of a loved one.
Today I want to share another crochet book with you: Susan Pinner’s Granny Squares: 20 Crochet Projects With a Vintage Vibe. About Granny Squares Susan Pinner has put together a great collection of ideas for putting a spin on the classic granny square and using that updated motif idea to make a set of terrific crochet projects. The projects are all designed for the contemporary home that gets inspired by classic crochet designs. There are some motif-based projects and there are other projects that are large items based on the basic granny design (such as a crochet stool cover). Sometimes the designs stick to the classic granny stitch look and other times there are details added like the flower-in-the-center approach to a granny square. These little twists and turns put a fun edge on working the classic granny square and also make for great items. I never get tired of granny squares and I don’t think I’ll get tired of Granny Squares: 20 Crochet Projects With a Vintage Vibe either. 3 Favorite Crochet Projects I really love the variety of projects that are featured in this crochet book but if you twisted my arm to pull out my three favorite crochet projects I’d select:
Some of them are books that I reviewed myself before this book celebration month began. Others were included in my link love posts.