Leisure Arts publishes booklets of crochet patterns curated to fit a theme and I’m loving the one that they have for Retro Rugs. These seven crochet rugs work up quickly and with a plush feel because of the chunky yarn choices. There is variety in the designs and some unique twists on classic favorites.
I’m loving the book Doilies Updated because it isn’t just a set of crochet patterns but also an inspirational resource for what to do with various crochet motifs.
One of my favorite unique crochet books for making kids’ toys is Honk! Beep! Vroom! by Cathy Smith. The eight crochet patterns in allow you to create a mixture of different vehicles that would be perfect as a play set for young girls and boys. And they move!!
Annie’s has published a book by Lianka Azulay of Bonita Patterns called Learn Embossed Crochet. The textured technique is rapidly taking the crochet world by storm. So what exactly is embossed crochet?
Cup cozies are a great project to have patterns on hand for because you can make them with scrap yarn, they work up super quickly and they can be great last-minute gifts or party decor. Plus they are just so cute and fun – as we can see in this collection of crochet cup cozies by Michele Wilcox.
Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium has the same signature style of crochet characters found in Kerry Lord’s first two fabulous crochet books but is constructed in such a way that you’re able to create “over a million mix-and-match monsters” using the pattern instructions combined with your own creative decision-making skills.
One of my very favorite crochet books of all time is Edie Eckman’s Around the Corner Crochet Borders so of course I was thrilled to see that she has a new book: Every Which Way Crochet Borders. Today I’m honored to join her blog tour by offering a free crochet pattern from the book along with a giveaway copy (entry info below).