21 Beautiful Cold Weather Crochet Patterns (Book Review)

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I love Marly Bird who has been running the Yarn Thing podcast for years, doing terrific interviews of many amazing people including a lot of crochet authors. Her own knitting and crochet patterns have been featured in books and magazines but she has never had her own individual crochet book … until now. Cold Weather Crochet is a collection of 21 Marly Bird crochet patterns designed to keep you cozy and comfy in chilly times and enjoying crafting all year long.

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Crochet Refresher by Sharon H. Silverman: Making Gifts for Babies!

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Crochet designer Sharon H. Silverman has teamed up with Leisure Arts to create a new book called Crochet Refresher. This book reminds crafters of the basic skills of crochet while providing a terrific set of patterns all designed to make items for babies. Anyone who likes to crochet for little ones will find something to make in this collection.

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Learn to Customize Crochet Cardigans for Better Fit from Margaret Hubert

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Margaret Hubert is a fabulous crochet designer, teacher and author of more than one dozen crochet books that provide instructions as well as patterns. Her newest title, Customize Your Crochet, combines her many years of experience into one well-written title that offers advanced crochet instruction broken down into simple steps with easy-to-understand language.

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30+ Crochet Books Your Personal Craft Library Might Be Lacking

Most of you probably know that I’m the About.com Crochet Expert. I’ve had the position for about a year now and in that time I’ve done a little over thirty crochet book reviews on that site. I wanted to round them up here for you today so that you can see what crochet books out there might be missing from your own craft library.

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