Hooked on Crochet by Ruth Maddock is a how-to-crochet book that teaches the basics of crochet through direct instruction as well as simple patterns. I lent it to my brother’s girlfriend who has been wanting to learn to crochet and she gives it the thumbs up based on her own beginner experience. Here are five things I think are great about this particular crochet book.
Sharon Silverman has a new crochet book out called Tunisian Shawls. I showcased the book yesterday over on About.com, where I mentioned that there were four designs that stood out as favorites for me, although I’m a fan of all eight crochet patterns in the collection.
I am saddened to say that I sent the following email (slightly edited below) to the generous, wonderful supporters who contributed to my Hook to Heal fundraising campaign
One of the things that I’m giving thanks for this year is that so many wonderful people have supported me in my journey with crocheting through depression. In return, I’m offering 40% off on my book, Crochet Saved My Life, through Christmas.
A couple of days ago in my Link Love post I mentioned that I’d reviewed Cute Critter Crochet by Maki Oomachi over on About.com Crochet. I thought that today I’d share my five favorite charming crochet projects from that book.
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
It has just come to my attention that at least one person is disappointed with the delay in Hook to Heal’s publication so I wanted to publish another update for you in case it’s something that you’ve been wondering about.