When I wrote my book, Crochet Saved My Life, just a few short years ago it was difficult to find anyone talking about the topic of how needlework heals people. I’m so happy to say that’s changed a lot in the intervening years and people now widely recognize the mental and physical health benefits of crochet. I was especially excited to see a new book released this year with stories about how yarncrafting heals. Although the title suggests that it’s all about knitting, there are both knitting and crochet stories in Lee Gant’s Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing.
I have three books to share with you today – one that’s crochet only and two more that are just beautiful general craft books. All three of these books are published by Ryland Peters & Small and CICO Books, a publisher worth knowing if you aren’t familiar with them already.
I was just taking a look online at Intertwined (Handspun Revolution) by Lexi Boeger, a book that celebrates the yarn spinners across the world who create beautiful yarns for us to use in our crochet work.
Vintage Crochet Hats and Accessories: 23 Classic Hats, Shawls, and Bags by Kathryn Fulton is a 2014 crochet book from Stackpole Books that I like for several different reasons.
The world of craft publishing is in an exciting time. There are many publishers, both small and large, releasing a variety of different books in various niches of crochet. I can’t even begin to count how many new crochet books are expected to be released in 2015. Here are some of the ones I’m most excited to see when they are released this year.
As the year comes to an end, I’m doing a look back at all of the crochet stuff featured on this blog in 2014. Yesterday we looked at crochet art. Today we’ll look at crochet books.
Established knit and crochet designer Edie Eckman has released a new Christmas decorating crochet pattern book. It includes patterns for holiday table toppers, gift wrap embellishments, garlands and more but my favorite part is the first half of the book, which consists of 9 crochet patterns for stockings.