Mandy O’Sullivan of RedAgape and Craft as Therapy has written a beautiful introduction to the book Crochet to Calm, writing in part that crochet is, “an underutilized form of therapy that can produce real stress reduction and management”. I mulled over this line for a few moments, asking myself if it is truly underutilized … and I came to the conclusion that the answer is both yes and no. And furthermore, that this book is an important one.
I had the opportunity to review Poetic Crochet when it first came out (over on About.com Crochet) and now I’ve had more opportunity to spend time with the book so I thought I’d share some more about it here.
Nature’s Gifts for Baby is the first crochet book by Sara Leighton of Illuminate Crochet. She has always made adorable crochet patterns and now a terrific set of them is curated in this title by Leisure Arts.
Baby Shoes to Crochet by Lucia Forthmann is an adorable little book featuring fabulous patterns for fun crochet baby shoes of all kinds.
Colorful Crochet: Over 60 Bright, Cheerful Projects for Home, Family, and Friends by Therese Hagstedt is a delight to look at if you enjoy colorful crochet. It’s the kind of color that’s clean – with lots of white to make it bright and soft at the same time.
I really want to get my hands on a copy of Vanessa Mooncie’s new book, Animal Heads: Trophy Heads to Crochet, but I haven’t gotten a copy, yet, so I thought I’d do a review of another recent book she authored, Crocheted Sea Creatures: A Collection of Marine Mates to Make.
Tapestry Crochet and More: A Handbook of Crochet Techniques and Patterns by Maria Gullberg is a crochet instructional book rich in colors and graphic elements.