Yesterday I did a guest post over on the wonderful blog of Crochet Queen Gwen Blakley Kinsler about the different resources I’ve enjoyed when researching crochet art history.

The Literature of Crochet Art History

I noted in my guest post:

“Crochet has seen a great resurgence in popularity in recent years. Craft publishing has also gained traction. This is a wonderful thing. However, most of the books that are published about crochet today are pattern books and “how to” guides. Those books are invaluable for the crafter but don’t provide a lot of information that adds to the literature of crochet history.”

However, there have been a few rare books over the years that have provided detailed profiles of multiple crochet artists so that interested readers can gain information about the overall history and development of the crochet art movement.

The 5 Books that I Think Are Best at Sharing Crochet Art History

creative crochet

Creative Crochet by Nicki Hitz Edson and Arlene Stimmel

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The Crocheter’s Art by Del Pitt Feldman

art to wear

Art to Wear by Julie Schafler Dale

yarn bombing

Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti by Mandy Moore and Leann Prain

fine art of crochet book

And Gwen’s new book: The Fine Art of Crochet

Read the full guest post to learn more about why I listed these books in the roundup!


San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!

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