Colonial Lake Books

Crochet Books

10 Granny Squares, 30 Blankets - $25.00
Margaret Hubert. Crochet up to 30 creative blankets that start from just 10 granny squares! The granny square is the perfect foundation for countless projects and is unparalleled for its portability, versatility, and endless variety. Using only 10 granny squares selected from The Granny Square Book and Granny Square Flowers, Margaret Hubert shows how you can crochet 30 completely different blankets. Each square is used three times with different yarns, color schemes, motif arrangements, and edge finishes. You'll be amazed at the versatility of these squares! You can crochet blankets that are perfect for babies, boys, girls, college kids, and grown-ups. Some are crazy, colorful, and fun; others are serene, classic, and sophisticated. Crochet them for bedrooms, family rooms, or dorms. 10 Granny Squares 30 Blankets provides enough designs to keep you crocheting blankets for everyone and every reason for years to come! 128pp. Pb.

100 Colorful Granny Squares to Crochet - $40.00
Leonie Morgan. The timeless granny square has adorned sofas, armchairs, and bedspreads for generations. In this latest addition are a treasury of squares that are quick to make and sure to stand out—from tried-and-true vintage favorites to contemporary designs. A fabulous collection of squares featuring delightful and vivid color combinations that are perfect for a new era of crocheters. The book teaches you everything you need to crochet beautiful granny squares — from the basics to embellishment techniques that will really make your work pop. The possibilities for square designs are endless, with an in-depth overview for how to successfully mix and match colors, plus step-by-step instructions for a variety of embellishments including tapestry and surface crochet, cross-stitch, and appliqué. 128pp. Pb.

100 Colorful Ripple Stitches to Crochet - $39.00
Leonie Morgan. This book is a wonderfully illustrated and easy-to-use guide to making and using ripple stitches in delightful and inspiring colorways, perfect for blankets, throws, and accessories. With 75 original stitch designs to choose from, using color and texture to create stunning zig-zags, ripples, and waves, there is plenty here to appeal to every crocheter. Each design has a clear written pattern, an easy-to-follow chart, and a color variation to try out. The designs range from simple to more advanced patterns and also include ripple stitches worked in the round for unusual and eye-catching projects. It even includes five great projects as inspiration for how some of the designs could go together! 128pp. Pb.

100 Lace Flowers to Crochet - $39.00
Caitlin Sainio. Recreate the beauty of a summer garden with this gorgeous selection of flowers, leaves, and plants to crochet. From lacy blossoms and delicate ferns to lush ivies and vibrant wildflowers, you'll find patterns to suit any colour, style, or season. Small and quick to crochet, these flowers work wonderfully as unique accents for larger projects, as a creative use for leftover thread, or as a colourful introduction to thread crochet. Whether you're new to thread crochet, or a long-time enthusiast, you'll find clear instructions and full patterns for a wide array of designs, from simple flowers and leaves to larger and more elaborate ones. With all the colour and variety of their outdoor counterparts, these flowers will be a beautiful and distinctive addition to your household decorating and crafts. Embellish clothing and homewares, create decorative arrangements or wall hangings, or make lovely and original cards: this book includes numerous project ideas for your finished pieces. 144pp. Pb.

100 Quick & Easy Crochet Stitches - $25.00
Darla Sims. Who doesn't want to learn how to crochet faster than ever? Pick any of the 100 swatches featured in this book to get started. None of the patterns are complicated and consist of mostly double crochet stitches and chains to work up quickly. We will show you ways to crochet faster by changing a single crochet to a taller stitch such as a half double crochet, double crochet or even a treble crochet stitch or by using a larger hook. We've included tips on turning chains, gauge, on how to make any project the same dimension and reduce your time to work the over-all piece. 112pp. Pb.

101 Granny Squares - $21.00
Darla Sims. Mix and match these fabulous granny squares to create your own designs. 84pp. Pb.

200 Crochet Stitches - $32.00
Sarah Hazell. A practical guide with actual-size swatches, charts, and instructions. This book is designed to get crochet fans discovering new stitches and creative ways of working crochet. It contains a wealth of stitch patterns and how-to techniques. Stitches are introduced accompanied by clear photographic step-by-step instructions, charts, and examples of the stitches, as well as feature spreads that explore ideas for yarns and colourways and how to use the stitches in garments, accessories and homewares. This collection includes crochet's most popular stitch styles: nubbly textured stitches, delicate lacy ones, technically challenging Tunisian, colourful, graphic and endlessly adaptable chevrons and ripples, and finishing techniques. Stitches include ridges, cables, crossed, spikes, filet, mesh-like, trellis, shells, picots, fans, Tunisian, openwork, chevrons, ripples, bobbles and puffs. 208pp. Pb.

280 Crochet Shell Patterns - $34.00
Darla Sims. There are plenty of choices in this compendium of 280 different shell stitches for creating fashionable crochet designs. 159pp. Pb.

30 Minute Crochet: What Can You Crochet in Half an Hour or Less? - $26.00
Carol Meldrum. Crochet is a fantastic craft, it's quick, easy and extremely portable. You can easily stash your project in your bag and have it at hand for when those crafty moments strike, so no matter where you are, get your hook out and go. We've all got bits and bobs of yarn left over from other projects, so put them to good use and dip into the selection of mini crochet projects designed to let you see results fast. A perfect solution for those last minute gift solutions or if you simply fancy making a little something for yourself. The patterns in the book cover all skills and techniques. Full how-to instructions are given for the techniques needed to get you started, how to hold the hook and work basic stitches, working in rows and on the round, increasing and decreasing your stitches, also how to change colour, add texture and work open lace designs. We have included crochet diagrams, where required, to help you understand what's going on and develop your skills. So whether you are a complete beginner or experienced in the craft of crochet, there is plenty to keep your interest and hopefully something for everyone. 128pp. Pb.

300 Classic Blocks For Crochet Projects - $30.00
Linda P Schapper. There’s so much to choose from in this comprehensive collection that crocheters will be inspired for months on end! Circles, squares, triangles, hexagons, shaped rosettes, florals, and more: the varied and appealing patterns offer something for every potential project. Each design features a photo of the stitch, reader-friendly written instructions, and an at-a-glance diagram of every stitch involved. A pictorial index displays the complete pattern and illustrated directions show how to sew the blocks together. Hb.

50 Fabulous Crochet Bobbles Popcorns and Puffs - $16.00
Jean Leinhauser. Part of the fun of crocheting is finding and experimenting with new types of stitches. If you’ve never added texture and embossing to your crocheting, now is the time to learn how to add bobbles, popcorns and puffs to your work. This book is a collection of 50 fabulous stitches which you can use in many different ways – for afghans, for sweaters, for hats, for baby items – for anything you might want to crochet with your hooks. 56pp. Pb.

99 Granny Squares to Crochet - $19.00
Crochet these squares using worsted weight yarn, fine baby yarn, or chunky yarn. Depending on your mood, you can give a different look to every creation. There is no limit to what a granny square can become! 56pp. Pb.

Afghans For All Reasons & Seasons - $30.00
Jean Leinhouser & Rita Weiss. 39 afghans to crochet and give to charities, family, friends, or to create to celebrate an event, holiday, or a change of season. 128pp. Pb.

Around The Corner Crochet Borders - $23.00
Edie Eckman. When it comes time to put the finishing touches on the edges of a fiber project, a crochet border is the perfect solution. Borders often require turning a corner shaping the edgings around a 90-degree angle without breaking the pattern. This is rarely simple; add too few stitches at a corner and the work rounds inward; too many stitches, and the piece begins to ruffle awkwardly. Unfortunately, most published edging patterns fail to include specific instructions for turning the corner, leaving crafters to fend for themselves. Edie Eckman comes to the rescue with a collection of 150 colorful crochet frames, each with detailed instructions for working around a corner. Instructions are offered both as text and as charts for working in-the-round; back-and-forth charts are also included for when that method is more appropriate. Photographs of finished borders, each turning a 90-degree corner, allow readers to see the details up close. Borders range from the delicate to the flamboyant and are sure to appeal to a new generation of trend-setting crafters. 320pp. Pb.

A-Z of Crochet - $32.00
Country Bumpkin Publications. Crochet is a quick and easy craft and can be addictive! This book will have you create beautiful pieces in no time. If you have never held a crochet hook before, the simple instructions and easy to follow photographs at the beginning of the book will have you working like an expert in no time. Learn about bobbles and clusters, loop stitches, picots and popcorns, shells and spikes. Discover broomstick crochet, entrelac crochet, filet and hairpin crochet, Irish crochet, surface and tubular crochet, tunisian crochet and so much more. You are shown how to achieve a perfect finish to your crocheted project and how to add your own special touch with fringes, spirals, edgings and three-dimensional motifs. 164pp. Pb.

Beginners Guide to Crochet - $20.00
Pauline Turner. This innovative beginner's guide uses clear step-by-step photographs to show how to work the stitches. As you build up your skills, it includes clever ideas for using them at every stage. The ideal introduction to crochet, there is also a wealth of information for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge. Projects show how to use yarns from chunky wool to fine cotton, and include instructions for everyting from simple bags and scarves to a crocheted coat and a delicate lace cushion. Pb.

Best of Interweave Crochet - $34.00
Marcy Smith, editor of Interweave Crochet magazine, has compiled the most popular pieces and expert advice from the magazine's first six years into one highly sought-after collection. From Kathy Merrick's color-rich Babette's Blanket to Kristin Omdahl's shapely Infinity Shawl to Lily Chin's flattering Lace Dress, these designer projects are both original and stylish. Each pattern includes detailed instructions accompanied by helpful charts, detailed photography, yarn recommendations, and more. You'll also find the in-depth crochet instructions, tips, and techniques that go beyond the basics to include variations on the basic stitches, garment shaping, Tunisian crochet, lacework, colorwork, and more. The Best of Interweave Crochet offers all the tips and techniques that Interweave Crochet readers know and love. Whether you're picking up a hook for the first time or you're a long-time crocheter, you'll love the twenty unique and popular projects and expert guidance all in one accessible volume. 160pp. Pb.

Beyond Basic Crocheting - $25.00
Here is the perfect book for crocheters who know the basics and are ready for more. The follow-up to "Basic Crocheting" takes crafters to the next level - every step is carefully explained and supplemented by helpful visuals to eliminate any confusion. Beautiful projects offer a wide variety of items to wear, use at home, or give as gifts. This heavily illustrated guide will help crocheters master the techniques of felting, Tunisian crochet, joining motifs as they are made, working with wire, and beading, and will teach some exciting new stitches as well. 122pp. Pb.

Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 150 Circles, Triangles, Hexagons, Squares, and Other Unexpected Shapes - $30.00
Edie Eckman. Introduces crocheters to more than 150 designs of every size and shape. Full-color photographs capture the intricate details and color work in each motif, and the stitching instructions offer the flexibility of being presented in both text and symbol formats. 280pp. Sb.

Big Book of Favorite Crochet Patterns - $28.00
Mary Carolyn Waldrep. Richly illustrated treasury of patterns for doilies, tablecloths, placemats, bedspreads, and edgings. Includes designs for a spectacular Florentine banquet cloth and a charming Land of Nod spread for a child's crib. It includes a list of necessary materials, and a detailed row-by-row instructions for crocheters at all levels. 96pp. Pb.

Blooming Crochet Creations - $32.00
Shauna-Lee Graham. Five accessories for children and five accessories for adults with fifteen new interchangeable motifs makes Blooming Crochet Creations a garden of delights for the whole family. Make travel fun and easy with the Popping Chevron Blanket, Shoulder Pack and Tick-Tac-Toe Travel Game, or update your wardrobe with the Boho Shrug, Frilled Leg Warmers and Scalloped Fingerless Gloves. Your little ones will love their cute Bloomers & Britches, and the Large Market Bag will make grocery shopping a snap. And with fifteen new motifs, you'll be able to change the accents on your crochet items every day of the week! 128pp. Pb.

Boot Cuffs & Ear Warmers - $10.00
Deborah Molnar. Quick-to-crochet bands that top off your boots and insulate your ears are the latest hot fashion trend for cold weather! Choose from five cozy sets of matching boot cuffs and ear warmers. One versatile set that is crocheted holding two strands of yarn together even shows four different looks that are easy to accomplish by embellishing with bows or buttons, mixing two colors of yarn, or working in back loops. All crocheted using medium weight yarn and Easy or Easy-Plus skill levels, these designs by Deborah Molnar include Cross Stitch, Irish Sea, Ribbed, Ruffled, and Versatility sets. 48pp. Pb.

Broomstick Lace Crochet - $45.00
Donna Wolfe. Learn an updated take on the vintage art of broomstick lace with easy-to-follow photo tutorials. Made using a super-huge needle (the "broomstick") and a crochet hook, this technique creates a very distinctive cluster lace stitch that's fun and fast to crochet. Photo tutorial teaches you the basic stitch using single crochet; additional broomstick lace tutorials include how to increase and decrease, work in the round, change color, and work broomstick lace with different stitches. 250 step-by-step color photos walk you through the entire process as you learn this exciting new technique. Includes 20 original designs for broomstick lace, ranging from accessories to baby items to designs for the home. 112pp. Pb.

Clever Crocheted Accessories - $29.00
Brett Bara. Crocheters will satisfy their hunger for cool things to create by feasting their eyes on this book. Brett, the former editor of Crochet Today, collected 25 unique, small projects that make perfect gifts - though you may be tempted to keep them all to yourself! The ideal curator, Brett shares a first-rate lineup of projects that appeal to beginners and experts alike, from porkpie hats and tams to draping shawls to cozy man-socks, plus a flirty bag. You'll also discover many of your favorite techniques including Tunisian crochet, broomstick lace, and Bruges lace. Created by an all-star roster of designers including Robyn Chachula, Doris Chan, Regina Gonzalez, Drew Emborsky, Kristin Omdahl, Ellen Gormley, Linda Cyr, and many more, each project possesses that "wow" factor crocheters long for. 128pp. Pb.

Coat of Many Scrumbles: Or Just Stop Worrying and Sew the Dang Things Together! - $54.00
Prudence Mapstone. Since the inception of the internet, like-minded souls have found it much easier to get together to share knowledge, ideas and inspiration. Artistic pursuits no longer need to be carried out in isolation, and many traditional crafts are becoming group experiences. This book tells the tale of one such collaboration, and is a celebration of personal creativity through freeform crochet. 25pp. Pb.

Cool Crocheted Hats - $19.00
Linda Kopp. The stylish hats in this chic collection are varied, and you'll find several that are perfect for each season. From the evening-ready Glam Lame' Beanie to the delicate Gatsby Hairpin Lace Cloche, there are a wealth of chapeaus that will satisfy the artist and fashionista in you. 128pp. Pb.

Crochet Baby Afghans - $10.00
Delight a new mom or grandmom with a soft afghan for Baby! The eight wraps offer varying degrees of warmth, so you can crochet the best blanket for the season. Two of the patterns also include sweet little booties. 8 designs for Easy to Intermediate skill levels, to make using light or medium weight yarns: Soft Zigzags by Carole Prior, Twirling Pinwheels by Carole Rutter Tippett, Granny's Love by Anne Halliday, Little Boy Blue and Precious in Pink (both with booties) by Mary Ann Sipes, Baby Love by Kay Meadors, Concentric Circles Wrap by Melissa Leapman, and Ripples of Joy by Rebecca Leigh. 32pp. Pb.

Crochet Baby's Diagonal Aran Afghans - $14.00
See your crochet from a different angle - and reap the rewards of making these gorgeous baby afghans! Traditional Aran stitches run diagonally across the designs as you work corner-to-corner. You'll have fun making beautiful crocheted fabric, and a precious little one will have the joy of discovering the soft textures. And of course, these sweet blankets are the best gifts you can give a new mom! The four designs by Becky Stevens are all for Intermediate skill level, made using medium weight yarn: Blackberries and Crosses, Moss Stitch and Cables, Chevrons and Diamonds, and Popcorn Diamonds. 32pp. Pb.

Crochet Cowls - $17.00
Lisa Gentry. Crocheted cowls are beautiful, easy-to-wear accessories. You'll find 10 stylish cowls in this warm collection. They use a wide variety of yarns, ranging from light weight to super bulky weight. While scarves have loose ends that must be rewrapped or retied, cowls are buttoned, seamed, or crocheted into one continuous piece. This makes them a practical choice for your wardrobe and perfect for thoughtful gifts! Designs include Quick and Easy Button-up, Lace Scrunch, Shells with a Twist, Short but Sweet, Ruffles and Buttons, Casual Clusters, Diamond Twist, Quick and Easy Twist, Fringed Collar, and Buttons and Blooms. 31pp. Pb.

Crochet Designs For The Home - $12.00
Create a treasure chest of graceful accents for tabletops, beds, and other articles of interior furnishing with the lovely designs in this elegant collection. Included here are 20 choice patterns from the archives of the Danish branch of DMC internationally regarded as one of the most distinguished publishers of beautiful needlework patterns. Striking motifs for a variety of decor-enhancing projects range from festive Christmas tree decorations (quick and easy to work up) to a magnificent tablecloth that is sure to draw comments at the dinner table. Needleworkers can choose from a rich selection of designs, including patterns for a Filet Garden runner, Spring Garden tablecloth, Lucky Clover table runner and napkins, Glittering Star tree ornaments, a Ribbon-Crochet runner, Golden Pansies doily, Floral Scroll placemats, Filet Roses centerpiece, Mardi Gras doily, Lace Medallion tablecloth, and ten other heirloom-quality designs. Each of the patterns reveals the distinctive flair Europeans have brought to the needlework arts. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations provide crochet enthusiasts with all the help they need to successfully complete each design. 48pp. Pb.

Crochet Ever After - $34.00
Brenda K B Anderson. 18 projects to crochet happily ever after. Here is a funtastic collection of 18 fairy-tale inspired crochet projects. Shows and movies based on fairy tales are incredibly popular, and crafty crocheters now have a book of fabulous projects that pay homage to their favorite stories. Little Red's hood with integrated infinity scarf will stay put when she's being chased by the Big Bad Wolf. Sleeping Beauty now has just the right nightie to wear while waiting for Prince Charming to wake her up. Gretel can take her snacks to go with her cupcake purse. Plus the Evil Queen will know exactly who the hottest in the land is when she gazes into her Mirror, Mirror on the Go makeup case. Heroines, fairy princesses, witches, and big bad wolves are all accounted for in this fanciful collection of crochet accessories, toys, bags, kids' clothes, and more. 144pp. Pb.

Crochet For the Absolute Beginner - $26.00
Pauline Turner. Restyled, and with fresh new photography, Crochet for the Absolute Beginner is the ideal novice’s guide, containing crochet expert Pauline Turner’s clear, step-by-step guidance, inspiring projects and helpful hints and tips. The close-up photography and no-nonsense advice leads beginners through the basic stitches and techniques, showing them exactly what they should be doing, while the exciting projects – from scarves and bags to lacework – gradually increase in difficulty to challenge and inspire the reader as they progress through the book. The smaller, wire-bound format is ideal for crafters, as it will fit comfortably into a bag and will sit open while in use for easy reference. 144pp. Sb.

Crochet Garden - $24.00
Suzann Thompson. Building on the success of her first book, `Crochet Bouquet,` the author presents a delightful collection of garden-inspired creations. After briefly reviewing the basics, Suzann arranges her designs in four distinct sections: Botanical Gardens, featuring well-known varieties; Inspired Gardens, based on decorative motifs; International Gardens, incorporating flowers from throughout the world; and Fun and Fantastic Gardens, with imaginative takes on traditional favorites. Simple and fun, they all use widely available yarns. Inspirational projects show how to use the motifs to decorate garments, accessories, and home decor items. 132pp. Pb.

Crochet Handmade Style - $19.00
Stephanie J Milne. The traditional craft of crochet is enjoying a revival, and this book offers 23 fun, contemporary projects for both experienced and novice craftspeople. Included are designs for homewares, such as cushions, throws, oven mitts and a lampshade; garments, including a vest, skirt, shawls and bathrobe; and accessories, such as bags and beaded jewellery. Each project is clearly explained, with directions given in both written and diagram form. Also included are instructions on the basic techniques of crochet. 112pp. Pb.

Crochet Lace Innovations: 20 Dazzling Designs in Broomstick, Hairpin, Tunisian and Exploded Lace - $42.00
Doris Chan. The author gives crocheters step-by-step technique instruction on hairpin lace, broomstick lace, and Tunisian crochet, and includes a crash course un customizing basic garments to fit any size from XS to 3 XL. She ensures that each of her designs will look good whether you are model-thin or have more generous curves. More than just a book of amazing patterns, Crochet Lace Innovations is a master class on flattering and form-conscious garment designs. 144pp. Pb.

Crochet Ponchos - $12.00
Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby. Easy to crochet and easy to wear! These stylish poncho patterns will update your wardrobe with comfortable good looks. The six designs for medium weight yarn range from elbow length to below the hip: Circle Poncho, In The Round Poncho, Rectangle Poncho, Triangles Poncho, Accent Panel Poncho, and Border Poncho. Pair them with jeans, slacks, or skirts to enjoy warm and original fashion every day! 32pp. Pb.

Crochet Ripple Afghans - $20.00
Everyone loves a ripple afghan! Crocheters know that a ripple design works up faster than most other afghan patterns. That's because the zigzag rows are easy to establish and maintain without demanding all of your attention. Throw in a little variation in pattern or color, or add a sweet motif or edging, and the results are gorgeous! 7 designs for Easy to Intermediate skill level, to make using medium or super bulky weight yarns: Hill and Valley by Barbara Shaffer, Daisy Border by Pat Gibbons, American Waves by Laurie Halama, Simple Comfort by Leanna Moon, Vibrance by Joyce L. Rodriguez, Vintage Lace by Terry Kimbrough, and V-Stitch Ripple by Anne Halliday. 32pp. Pb.

Crochet So Fine - $39.00
Kristin Omdahl. By working with thinner yarns and more flexible stitches, crocheters can produce garments that are stylish and comfortable, figure-flattering without being form-fitting and great for layering. Fine crochet can be quick and easy, too. An exploration of techniques specific to crocheting with fine yarns: gauge, blocking, and garment construction tips to maximize drape; are followed by projects using clever stitch motifs, innovative and traditional shaping methods, and a variety of crochet techniques and embellishment ideas. There are tutorials with detailed illustrations and instruction on Tunisian crochet, broomstick crochet, and hairpin lace. The garments include couture details such as colorwork, beading, lace, ruffles, tiers, and more. All stitch motifs include charts, and the specialized techniques include how-to sections. 160pp. Pb.

Crochet So Lovely: 21 Carefree Lace Designs - $43.00
Kristin Omdahl. Enjoy 21 beautiful crochet patterns that you will wear again and again. Here is offered a collection of crochet lace patterns along specific themes - creating interesting lace by playing with gauge; creating allover lace; keeping lace as the focal point; and working motifs - as well as the time-honored techniques of broomstick lace, Tunisian crochet, and Bruges lace. Wrap yourself up in crochet accessories like shawls and cowls, along with sweaters, cardigans, and tunics. Show off your shaping techniques in fitted and flattering garments. You will find a veritable orchestra of crochet ideas to choose from, even felting, in the form of a sumptuous felted handbag. 136pp. Pb.

Crochet Stitch Guide - $17.00
Jean Leinhauser & Mary Ann Frits. Why settle for plain crochet, when it's so easy to reach for this handy book packed with 86 beautiful, enjoyable stitch patterns! Choose from classic ripples to innovative cables. Each pattern can be repeated as many times as you need for any project, using any type or size of yarn. The clear photos and easy-to-follow instructions make this book an essential for every crocheter, whether you are just beginning or have been crocheting for years. It is also a wonderful gift for the crocheter who has everything. 96pp. Pb.

Crochet With Style - $24.00
Melissa Leapman. This well-known knitting and crocheting designer provides crocheters a wardrobe of jackets, vests, pullovers and cardigans in a variety of styles, pattern stitches and colors. Includes; multi-colored garments, laces and exquisite sweaters in the style of Aran knitting for crochet. Each garment includes easy-to-follow diagrams for each garment section plus finished measurements. Throughout the book, the author provides her usual high-quality instructions for making and finishing each garment. Sprinkled throughout, she reaches out to crocheters with tips and alternatives shown in reference boxes providing alternate color suggestions and design tips permitting each crocheter the opportunity to personalize their garment with there own special touches. 138pp, Pb.

The Crochet Workbook - $29.00
Sylvia Cosh & James Walters. More than a manual on techniques or a pattern book, this guide suggests innovative approaches to traditional hooks, stitches, and yarns. More than 80 colour photographs and 49 line drawings are featured in the book. 96pp. Pb.

Crocheted & Fabric Tapestry Rugs - $44.00
Diana Blake Gray. This volume is designed to teach textile explorers of all skill levels to make crocheted or fabric tapestry rag rugs from fabric strip, with simple crochet stitches. Step-by-step directions make it easy to create patterned rugs in any shape including freeform rugs. This classic book has been revised, expanded and updated and for the first time includes directions to adapt rug patterns to any material, including yarns. 204pp. Pb.

Crocheted Accessories - $22.00
Helen Ardley. This book shows you how to whip up wonderful bags, scarves, jewellery and more, using simple but effective crochet techniques. Some of the projects are so quick and easy to make that you can start crocheting in the morning and wear your new piece the same evening. The book also includes projects that use only basic stitches so crochet novices can tackle them. If you are completely new to crochet, then start by reading the techniques section. Experiment with some spare yarn and once you have mastered the simple techniques you are ready to begin. From a delicate shawl in fine mohair to a chunky cape, from a beaded evening bag to a stripy shopper and from a cute beanie to a retro corsage, Crocheted Accessories contains projects that suit many different tastes and styles, so you are bound to find a project you can't wait to turn your crochet hook to. 128pp. Pb.

Crocheted Afghans - $19.00
Amy Palmer. This book features a charming collection of 10 popular afghans, blankets, and throws from top designers. Inside you'll find: Sweet Lorraine Lace Throw Painted Turtle Afghan Dots Blanket Hap Blanket Solas Caomh Marmalade Skies Afghan Magic Carpet Blanket Moorish Mosaic Afghan Seaside Throw Mulled Spices Afghan Explore a variety of shapes and motifs from hexagons and stripes to cables and mosaics from top designers. Each pattern showcases a different design and personality, from adventurous to traditional, making these the perfect projects to keep or give. Grab your needle and get started on one of these fun, easy, and cozy projects. 32pp, Pb.

Crocheted Bags - $19.00
Amy Palmer. Create stylish bags of all shapes and sizes--whip up a bag for a yoga mat or a large weekender bag in no time!

Crocheted Floral Doilies - $10.00
Vicki Moodie. 6 designs in No. 20 crochet cotton. Full instructions given. Sizes range from 15cm to 46 cm diameter. 32pp. Pb.

Crocheting Patchwork Patterns - $14.00
Annette Lep. Instructions for making 23 "granny-type" squares based upon quilt block patterns including such favorites as Log Cabin, Streak of Lightning, Baby Block, and Indian Hatchet, plus specific instructions for putting the blocks together to make afghans, sweaters, and many more. 60pp. Pb.

Crocheting Teddy Bears - $10.00
Barbara & Ruth Jacksier. Appealing teddy bears in 16 easy-to-follow projects for crochet include Panda Bear, British Bear, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, and 10 other huggable bruins. Helpful illustrations and photographs complement expert crochet instructions. Includes clothing patterns, conversion charts, crochet abbreviations. 48pp Pb.

CrochetWear - $32.00
Ann Regis. The author brings us a terrific collection of crocheted garments that will appeal to the urban woman and the rest of the world. Here are classic fashions that will serve well for years to come. They are crocheted in yarns from chunky to light weight. Sizes are for Extra Small to Extra Large.The 28 projects include WRAPS: Simply Wrapped rectangular shawl with ruffles, City Blooms flower motif shawl, square Park Place Wrap (and beaded variation), and A Touch of Venus triangular shawl. SKIRTS: Tweedy Pie short skirt and King Tut long skirt. TOPPERS: Cafe Au Lait over-sized jacket, Black 'n Bright rectangular topper with side fretwork, Aqua Geo rectangular pullover, and Geo Tan square tunic. HATS: Pretty 'n Mauve draped beret with ruffled wristlets, Camouflage beret with wristlets, The Blues beret, Plush Cap with wristlets, Plusher Red Cap, and Helmet with Neckband and The Easiest Wristlets. VESTS: waist-length Wild Flowers, long Dark Angel, Mini Me, and boxy Sweet Basil. SHRUGS: cropped Geode, long-sleeved Ivy League, and Hex On capelet. 128pp. Pb.

Crocodile Stitch Afghans - $17.00
Joyce Lewis. Learn how to crochet five different beautiful afghans and throws with this guide. The crocodile stitch is incorporated into all of the designs, which are crocheted in blocks, mile-a-minute, and diagonal patterns. Various styles and colors are sure to appeal to women, men, and children. 24pp. Pb.

Crocodile Stitch Fashions - $19.00
Annie's Attic. The Crocodile Stitch is all the talk in crochet. You can tell why this is called the Crocodile stitch just by looking at the designs. It is actually much easier than it looks! An intermediate crocheter or even a dedicated beginner will master this stitch in no time at all. The actual crocodile scale is made using a simple chain stitch and double crochet and is formed by a two-row repeat. The layers of "scales" lends itself to the 8 fashionable accessories found in this pattern book. Step-by-step photo illustrations are included for 8 fashionable projects including a variety of hats, gloves and an exquisite triangle shawl. 48pp. Pb.

The Cuffed Shawl and More! - $17.00
Shelle Hendrix. With flowing likes that flatter all shapes and sizes, the comfy Cuffed Shawl, Button-Up Poncho, Ruffled Shawl, and Hybrid Scarf belong on every woman’s must-have list! 32pp. Pb.

Dishcloths, Fast, Fun The Perfect Gift - $10.00
Candi Jensen. Quick and colorful, dishcloths are a practical and useful project for every skill level. They are perfect for gifts and will brighten up any kitchen. Whether it's the granny or the strip, the diagonal or the basic, with so many styles to choose from you are certain to find just the right match. All 11 designs are crocheted using medium weight all-cotton yarn and Easy skills. 32pp. Pb.

DK Mini Makes - Crochet: 35 Beautiful Projects to Make and Give - $19.00
Be inspired by more than 30 crochet projects. Make beautiful cushions for your home, cosy clothes for you and your family, and perfect presents for every occasion. Follow the simple techniques to create small, yet unique projects for you and your home. From baby booties to party bunting, there's something to suit your style. A brilliant reference book for those new to crocheting, perfect for presents for you and your friends. 128pp. Hb.

Dumpling Cats - $29.00
Sarah Soyer. Waffles is a relaxed feline who loves to read, and Cheeks just can't get enough to eat. These fun-loving characters are just two of the 25 dumpling-shaped crochet cats in this whimsical collection. The cuddly crochet critters were inspired by the Pokémon™-like craze Neko Atsume, a game that enables you to attract cats to your backyard and "collect" them. Each little dumpling has a name and personality points that add up to big fun! You don't have to be an expert to crochet and collect these adorable kitties — the patterns are suitable for crocheters of all skill levels. Easy-to-follow instructions are accompanied by full-color photos and simple drawings. The directions explain every stage, from ears to tail, and some of the patterns include accessories and costume items. Plus, there are bonus patterns for a cat bed, food bowls, and more! 112pp. Pb.

Easy Crocheted Accessories - $20.00
Amy Palmer. Make the most of your weekends and rainy days with these easy crochet accessory patterns. This book features a charming collection of 18 popular wearable projects. Inside you'll find: Road to Bruges Scarf, Julia's Hat, Betty's Button-Up Mitts, Blueberry Trellis Hat, Twist Bag, Digory Mittens, Snowdrops Scarf, Candy Cloche, Granny Bag, Leaf Peeper Hats Float Away Scarf Adirondack Socks Crochet Bobble Beret Breezy Hat Boteh Scarf Marigold Headband Gilded Mesh Scarf Cheerful Earmuffs This beginner friendly collection will carry you through all four seasons of project making and wearing. With so many fashionable easy-to-make patterns, from cute scarves to charming hats, you'll have plenty ideas for keeping or gifting. Perfect for any occasion! 32pp. Pb.

Fashions To Flaunt: Crocheted With Noro Yarns - $15.00
Jenny King. Nineteen exquisite creations all made using Noro yarns! This yarn is made of natural materials and is color-blended into vivid hues. Using fingering, DK, medium and bulky weight Noro yarns, Jenny King has created unique and breath-taking designs that you will want to create again and again! Accessories such as scarves, a hat, capelet, shawls, wraps and more that will raise your wardrobe to the next level! Beginner and experienced crocheters alike will love working with this yarn as it's easy to work with. Each design will look different due to the variegated colors of the yarn. Skill Levels: Easy to Intermediate. Pb.

Fast Crocheted Hats - $19.00
Amy Palmer. This Craft Tree book includes 12 crochet hat patterns for all skill levels. Each pattern is quick-to-crochet, making this the perfect collection for those that want fast projects that are stylish and unique. From slouchy berets, stocking caps for kids, to crocheted beanies for men, these 12 projects are great crochet gift ideas for the whole family. 32pp. Pb.

Figure Flattering Plus-Size Fashions - $17.00
Jenny King. Today's fashions -- designed to flatter a plus-size woman! Tunics, vests, cardigans, wraps, a hat and fingerless gloves are included in this great pattern book. All are made using Plymouth Yarn® in weights from DK-weight to chunky-weight. Sizes range from XL to 5XL. 36pp. Pb.

Filet Crochet - $13.00
Mrs F W Kettelle. Now popular old needlework technique offers needleworkers elegant, simple crochet designs. Full instructions for working squares plus charts and photographs for over 50 projects, including doilies, tablecloths, centerpieces, borders, panels, baby items, and more. Also includes use charts for other forms of needlecraft. 48pp. Pb.

Finishing Techniques for Crochet - $20.00
Pauline Turner. 100’s of tips to give your hand-crocheted garments that ‘professional touch’. Easy to understand instructions for using color, creating shapes, and producing perfect crochet fabric. How to help for adding fun embellishments, such as cuffs, bands, edgings, buttons, beads, and pockets. Gorgeous color step by step photographs demonstrate individual techniques and finished projects. In depth discussion of tools, terminology and calculating size and measurements. Plus a book exclusive: 5 sensational new projects sure to inspire. 112pp. Hb.

Freeform Crochet and Beyond - $40.00
Renate Kirkpatrick. Freeform Crochet and Beyond shows how to make various stitches and use them with simple templates, then add novelty patches, floral designs, stars, tassels, and other decorations. It also explains how to achieve special effects with felting, beading, and other techniques. For inspiration, a beautifully illustrated gallery section showcases spectacular bags, hats, scarves, shawls, and other items. Beginners and experienced crocheters alike will welcome this irresistible introduction to the fascinating possibilities of freeform. 160pp. Pb.

Freeform Knitting and Crochet - $40.00
Jenny Dowde. This book is packed with basic colour and design theory, creating knit and crochet fragments, 18 wonderful projects with instructions, plus special effects for your creations, polymer clay closures to create, a stitch collection, and finally a gallery of wearable art, jewelry and more. 160pp. Pb.

Freeformations - $40.00
Jenny Dowde. Her second book will take some of the mystery out of the freeform concept and give you lots of ideas for creating your own unique designs. 25 wonderful projects will put you well on your way to creating your own masterpieces and enjoying your creative journey. 192pp. Pb.

Geek Chic Crochet - $28.00
Nicki Trench. Do you have a passion for vintage fashion? If so, you're guaranteed to love the 35 patterns in this book. With a combination of cute, quirky and cosy items, you will find clothes suitable for any occasion, all inspired by retro designs. If you're meeting for coffee with friends, the tank top in orange and black is perfect teamed with jeans and flats. Heading out to see a band? Opt for the crocheted skirt and brogues. And for a winter walk, wrap up in the granny-squares scarf. For the summer months there's a cute crop top to wear to the beach and cool cover-ups to put on when the sun goes down. You'll also find accessories to complete an ensemble - the collar is perfect for giving a new lease of life to last year's favourite dress or adding detail to a coat. Finally, there are brightly coloured pillows for your bedroom and an oversized hoodie that's perfect to relax in the day after the night before. Making your own clothes is also fun and rewarding. Even if you have never crocheted before, you'll find easy patterns to stitch, plus an extensive techniques section explaining everything you need to know. 128pp. Pb.

Geometrics: A New Way to Crochet - $29.00
Ruthie Marks. Using your crochet hook and some colourful yarn, this title lets you explore 3 mathematical concepts to create more than 25 exquisite crochet designs. It also includes Dragon Curve designs. 112pp. Pb.

Get Hooked: Simple Steps to Crochet Cool Stuff - $22.00
Kim Werker. Hey, hipster. Forget glumpy afghans. Get hooked on Friendship Wrist Cuffs, a Sushi Roll Pillow, Fingerless Gloves (punk version), Fingerless Gloves (prom version), or a Pleated Miniskirt. These ain’t your granny’s crocheting. Specifically designed for tweens and teens, the trendy, simple projects will entice even the most too-cool-for-school young person. Clear, starting-from-scratch directions begin with how to hold the hook and where to put the yarn, then move with lightning speed to the good stuff - actually making crocheted items to wear and to share. Extra sections show teens how to make their own hook holders, how to select movies to crochet by, organize crocheting groups, even crochet for charity. 96pp. Pb.

Get Your Crochet On! Fly Tops & Funky Flavas - $19.00
Afya Ibomu. This book, the second title in the "Get Your Crochet On!" series, provides style and attitude for crocheters desperately in search of hip, urban patterns. This original collection with patterns for men and women from custom crocheter Afya Ibomu includes sexy halter tops, bikinis and tanks, as well as fun accessories like earrings, shoelaces, and belts. For beginner crocheters who love the fashion but don't have the skills, the book includes a detailed crochet basics chapter that will have them up and crocheting in no time. 144pp. Pb.

Go Crochet! Skill Builder - $24.00
Ellen Gormley. Go from crochet beginner to expert in only 30 days with 30 small projects tailored to expand your crochet repertoire. In addition to basic stitches for the crochet newbie, you'll also learn intermediate and advanced techniques, including Tunisian crochet, Bruges lace, broomstick lace, hairpin lace, tapestry crochet and beaded crochet. Work your way up, starting with the easiest projects and progressing to those with special stitches and techniques, or try literally going from the ground up, starting with boot cuffs and ending with hats! Pick any of a dozen approaches to this challenge and become a crochet master in no time. You can take the Go Crochet! Skill Builder challenge on your own, but it's also the perfect idea for a crochet-along with friends or at your local yarn shop. Get together to share techniques and tips while showing off your gorgeous yarns and finished projects. 128pp. Pb.

Granny Square Afghans - $10.00
8 Crochet designs for baby and home. 48pp. Pb.

Granny Square Crochet: 35 Contemporary Projects Using Traditional Techniques - $29.00
Catherine Hirst. The granny square is the starting point for many people when they first learn to crochet, but as their skills progress, this versatile crochet block is often forgotten. In Granny Square Crochet, crochet teacher Catherine Hirst presents 35 projects which show how this traditional square can be updated and used in many different ways. The first chapter has over a dozen projects for the home, ranging from a blue-and-white mug cosy which can be made in less than an hour, to a stunning bed cover. There are cushions and seat covers to brighten up your living room, plus place mats, drinks coasters and a runner for your table. The second chapter has some great accessories, including gloves, scarves and bags, and even a dog coat to keep your favourite hound warm in winter. The third chapter has a great range of patterns to make as gifts for children and babies, such as crib and pram blankets, bibs, hats and toys. Each project is graded according to the level of skill required, and there is a comprehensive basic techniques chapter explaining all you need to know. 128pp. Pb.

Great New Ways With Granny Squares - $25.00
Rosa P. This book contains 20 modern and stylish projects made from granny squares, and an illustrated basic techniques section. All the projects are accompanied by beautiful photography, helpful crochet diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions. Perfect for the absolute beginner as well as the more advanced crocheter looking for fresh ideas and inspiration. Granny squares are versatile, easy-to-make, charmingly retro and forever popular. These 20 trendy designs bring the classic granny square into the 21st century with a stylish appeal for a whole new generation of crafters. There are designs for every season including a floral chain curtain; a cuddly, warm poncho; throws; blankets; cushions and tablecloths all designed to lend your home an elegant retro flair. Step-by-step diagrams and instructions teach you all the basic techniques you need to know, and each project is accompanied by helpful crochet diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions. 64pp. Pb.

Hairpin Crochet - $26.00
Jules and Kaethe Kliot. So you've been studying lace techniques for ages and still need a challenge. You may have thought hairpin crochet was right up there with daisy looms (well sort of, but the quality of the piece is related to the skill of its creation.) Look through this collection of early 20th Century pattern books from Lacis. Another piece of the past of our fore mothers handiwork. 64pp, Pb.

Hairpin Crochet Made Easy - $13.00
Betty Franks. A small book packed with braids and variations, and ideas for projects. 35pp. Pb.

Hooked Bags - $16.00
Margaret Hubert. Bags and totes are very popular crochet projects, and the more creative, the better. Hooked Bags presents 20 easy crochet projects for bags of many sizes, shapes, and styles, such as the bucket, saddlebag, hobo, clutch, drawstring, and amulet. The designs have unique looks featuring novelty and cotton yarns; original straps and closures; and embellishments like beading, flowers, and fringe. For the many beginners, the illustrated basics section teaches the stitches. Unusual features of the book include alternative instructions for left-handed crocheters, creative bag linings, and a handy ruler. 96pp. Pb.

Indian Blanket Leaflet - $10.00
Bring the Indian art into your home with a beautiful crochet afghan. Stitch images of the Old West and painted sunsets with this beautiful rendition honoring the Indian art form of blanket making. Stitches used in this design include a chain stitch and single crochet in the back loop. Made using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern instructions are done from a chart rather than written out. Finished size is approximately 62" x 78 1/2". Skill Level: Intermediate. 4pp. Pb.

IT Girl Crochet - $20.00
Sharon Zientara. Create chic crocheted accessories with a boutique-exclusive look. A hot fashion trend, crochet has become increasingly popular on the runway. The projects in the book are organized by three styles -- Art Nouveau, Bohemian, and Mod -- and include hats, bags, scarves, mittens and fingerless mitts, belts, shawlettes, socks, and other wardrobe essentials. The designs use basic crochet stitches as well as more unusual techniques such as intarsia, Tunisian crochet, tapestry crochet, beading, applique, and join-as-you-go motifs. Projects range in difficulty from advanced beginner to advanced intermediate. Along with detailed instructions, many of the projects include stitch diagrams, favorites among crocheters for clearly illustrating stitch patterns. You will not only want to make these projects, you'll want to wear them and gift them! 128pp. Pb.

Latch-Hooking Rugs - $16.00
Lynda Spiro. This yarn craft takes just minutes to learn, and the only materials required are a latch hook, yarn, and latch canvas. Despite its simplicity, the medium offers endless possibilities from home decoration to provocative artwork. Until now, latch hooking has become stuck in deep shag kitsch. But in Latch-hooking Rugs, artist and educator Lynda Spiro takes the craft beyond its acrylic past. Thanks to Spiro's new book, there is no need to be limited by the dated designs found in most commercial latch hook kits. Latch-hooking Rugs teaches the basic techniques of the craft through supportive step-by-step directions, color illustrations, and vibrant photographs. The handbook also contains instructions for more than thirty different rug and wall-hanging projects, from bold stripes and checks to floral motifs to three-dimensional effects, all presented in colorways that complement today's decor. For latch-hookers who wish to create their own unique works, Spiro includes a chapter on design and inspiration. She even offers instruction on ways to use leftover yarn. With more than 100 color illustrations and dozens of contemporary designs, Latch-hooking Rugs revives the meditative craft of latch hooking for today's crafter. 144pp. Pb.

Learn To Crochet Circles Into Squares - $17.00
Candi Jensen. Taking a circle and making it into a square is a unique variation on the basic granny square. Once you follow the step-by-step instructions you will be able to accomplish any of the projects in this book from Candi Jensen, So take your pick, from dishcloths to afghans, a scarf or perhaps a pillow, and enjoy. 8 Designs to crochet using various weights of yarn: Scarf, Dishcloth, Placemat, Afghans, Baby Afghans, Purse, Pillow and Circle Afghan.

Learn To Crochet Socks For The Family - $22.00
Darla Sims. The author presents 15 cozy toe-warmers for the family and also teaches you how to design your own. There are socks and slipper socks for children, women and men. From anklets to add-on ribbing socks, top-down socks to sports socks, the varying styles offer something to please everyone. The stitch patterns are fun, too and include shells, lace designs and faux V-Stitch. With the information provided, you can also create original designs just by changing the yarn, style and size. So comfy and soft, hand-crocheted socks are one of life's ultimate luxuries. 56pp. Pb.

Nicky Epstein's Crocheted Flowers - $24.00
Nicky Epstein. This is an exquisite collection of over 40 flowers — plus patterns for garments embellished with her floral designs. Featuring a beautiful layout and magnificent photography, this keepsake volume features stitch pattern flowers, petal constructed flowers, cord flowers, and the extremely popular felted flowers. Some make fanciful pieces of jewelry; others can adorn handicrafts for a fabulous finishing touch. Epstein offers yarn suggestions and colors, and encourages crocheters to experiment with all the interesting choices in the market today to create breathtaking corsages and bouquets. Among the pretty garden blossoms: a calla lily, blue and purple pansies, a delicate and lacy white wedding boutonniere, complete with a pearl center; and a selection of floral corkscrews. 148pp. Pb.

Old-Fashioned Doilies to Crochet - $11.00
Rita Weiss. Inexpensive guide for recreating 32 crocheted masterpieces from the 1940s and 50s. Illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions for making lacy cobwebs, gossamer "Wagon Wheels," Windmill Wings, Ring of Roses, Morning Glory, many more. 48pp. Pb.

One Skein Wonders: Crochet For Babies - $30.00
Judith Durrant & Edie Eckman. Irresistible! This collection of 101 projects makes it easy and fun to crochet adorable clothes, toys, and accessories for the babies and toddlers you love. Each project uses just one skein of yarn, many take just a few hours to complete, and plenty are suitable for beginners. Hats and caps, bootees and socks, mitts, dresses, tops and bottoms - plus blankets, bibs, soft toys, bottle cozies, diaper bags, and more - there's something here for every baby! These original patterns were contributed by 54 designers around the world, and each one comes with complete instructions, charts, schematics, and beautiful photographs. 288pp. Pb.

Options: Crochet Fabulous Fashions & Accessories - $13.00
Melissa Leapman. How many times have you wished you could see a crochet pattern worked with an alternate yarn? The author's designs are a perfect fit for this preview format. 48pp. Pb.

Passion For Fashion - $29.00
Dora Ohrenstein. Some stitch patterns are so lovely they never go out of style: Catherine's Wheels and Diamonds, Ripples and Waves, and Shell and other Cluster Stitches. Learn to make bold and dramatic fashion statements with these stitches and today's great yarns. Designer Dora Ohrenstein shares her innovative approach to working with these premium stitch patterns and shaping them into lovely wearables, including sweaters, skirts, shrugs, scarves, hats and bags. Each selected stitch is featured in a variety of designs, starting with simple rectangles, then building to more complex designs. There are detailed instructions in a range of sizes, and each design is analysed in terms of the techniques and methods used to realise the designer's vision, providing a unique look at the design process. Among the special techniques explored in the book are how to use shapes within stitch patterns to create stylish details, how to incorporate colour work, and how to design garments with vertical rows. 128pp. Pb.

Reversible Color Crochet - $29.00
Laurinda Reddig. Create completely reversible colorwork afghans producing clear images that look exactly the same on both sides. Learn about this new method along with 28 reversible squares suitable for afghans or other items, make one of the 10 projects that use them, or find inspiration to design your own! Laurinda explains the basics of her technique and how to work with multiple colors at the same time. She demonstrates how to create graphic colorwork squares that range from simple geometric angles and shapes to a variety of picture squares including quilt-inspired blocks, flowers, the sun & moon, robots, aliens, and other fun projects for children. Create all 10 afghan projects complete with directions for joining, edging, and any additional stitch patterns used. 144pp. Pb.

Scary Cute - $19.00
Annie Obaachan. Amigurumi is the hot new crochet/knitting craze from Japan, which is taking the world by storm. Using the Japanese double ring technique, avid knitters are producing these quirky cuddly toys, that are both wacky and adorable, in their hundreds. The only rule is that they must be small, and they must be cute! With this monstrously good guide, all you need is a little imaginaton and a few crazy ideas to fill your world with cute cuddly misfits. Anything goes in this cartoon world, from adorable aliens, demented dinosaurs and terrors of the deep to ghosts and ghouls. The book features the basic techniques for assembling your monster, step-by-step photographs and a projects section with 25 imaginative designs to try. Anyone can master amigurumi, and there are no limits to what you can create. 144pp. Pb.

Tapestry Crochet - $29.00
Renate Kirkpatrick. The aim of this book is to introduce readers to another crochet technique and to present a kaleidoscope of designs based on graphs to encourage experienced and beginner crocheters alike to try something new, expand their repertoire, and enjoy themselves. The 64 patterns will inspire crochet workers to accomplish a functional and beautiful rug that will particularly appeal to children - a bespoke heirloom that can be proudly passed down the generations. Based on graphs like those used in cross-stitch embroidery, the designs are very easy to follow. The layout that Renate has used to assemble the rug can be adapted and varied as you please to suit the person/child for whom the rug is intended and the room in which it will be used. You could work a number of colour variations of just a few designs, concentrate on toys or fruit, alternate the tapestry squares with squares of plain colour, make a smaller rug of 36 squares - even put together four squares to make the face of a cushion cover. Includes crochet fundamentals and a guide to stitches and techniques. All designs are graph-based. 88pp. Pb.

Textured Crochet Lace - $30.00
Renate Kirkpatrick. Working your way through all 64 patterns will bring you a great feeling of satisfaction as you finish up with a beautiful and functional rug or throw; you could choose a selection of patterns and create a smaller rug for a special purpose, or just one pattern and repeat it to create a scarf or shawl in a favourite yarn. The 64 patterns will inspire crochet workers, both beginners and advanced. Freeformers will discover some novel stitches and enjoy incorporating many of these patterns into their work, whether using this book on its own or in conjunction with ideas inspired by Renate’s Freeform Crochet and Beyond. 128pp. Pb.

Traditional Edgings to Crochet - $13.00
Rita Weiss. Create heirloom-quality edgings in filigree, filet crochet, and floral patterns. Over 130 designs for enhancing collars, cuffs, lingerie, napkins, and other items include step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations. Reprinted from rare thread company leaflets of the 1940s and 50s, these patterns will delight crocheters at every level of expertise. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty to Make: Crocheted Bears - $13.00
Val Pierce. 20 delightful bears to crochet, each just 12cm (4¾in) high and with its own special character. Crochet 20 little bears and dress them up in a wonderful range of colourful outfits that will delight both adults and children alike. All the bears in the book are based on the same, simple crocheted bear, approximately 12cm (4¾in) tall, instructions for which are provided at the beginning of the book. The bears have a firm texture and are made in a stable, seated position. There are 20 unique bears to choose from, each with its own crocheted outfit, and of course all of the characters can be adapted by simply changing the colours used or by 'mixing and matching' the various items iof clothing and accessories. Build up a collection of your own handmade bears, or create gorgeous, personalised gifts for your friends and family to suit any occasion. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty to Make: Crocheted Flowers - $13.00
Jan Ollis. Novelty crocheters will love this collection of beautiful and realistic flowers to crochet. Jan Ollis has designed twenty different flowers, and each one is accompanied by an alternative in a different colour scheme. Full crochet instructions are given for each flower, together with lists of the materials and equipment needed. Each design is simply photographed so that crocheters can see the design clearly, and is also shown in a sumptuous styled photograph, showing the beautiful possibilities of the finished pieces, including brooches, and embellishments on hats, bags, sweaters, place mats, cushions, scarves and even shoes. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty to Make: Crocheted Granny Squares - $13.00
Val Pierce. Want to learn how to crochet? Make a granny square … the simple techniques have lasted for decades and now they are more trendy than ever. With endless colour and size variations, creating these hip squares is fun and easy. They can be used like building blocks and combined with other squares to make original projects and gifts, or used to embellish larger items. This book will show how to create 20 different squares, including flower patterns, interpreted in different colours and yarns to create a kaleidoscope of effects. Also included are projects that show the reader how to make their squares into a simple baby blanket, arm warmers, a purse, a pin cushion, a mug cosy and a stylish pair of boot toppers. Granny squares are an ideal way to learn how to crochet, so this book is perfect for beginners. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty to Make: Crocheted Purses - $13.00
Anna Nikipirowicz. This book provides 20 beautiful, stylish designs for crocheted purses - some of them are small bags for storing loose change, make-up, etc. in your handbag; others are big enough to use by themselves. There are a variety of sizes and styles, with different types of fastening, all worked in various colours, yarns and crochet stitches with added embellishments such as buttons and beads. Some of the purses have attractive fabric linings and others include pretty embroidered motifs. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty to Make: Granny Square Flowers - $13.00
May Corfield. Granny squares are the perfect small crochet projects, being quick, simple and rewarding. May Corfield's designs are bright, modern and fresh, and this book provides 20 patterns so you can accessorise your outfits and ornaments with gorgeous granny square flowers! 48pp. Pb.

Twenty to Make: Mini Christmas Crochet - $13.00
Val Pierce. Novelty knitter and crocheters will love this collection of mini Christmas projects to crochet ready for the festive season. Val Pierce has designed twenty different projects, including mini Christmas stockings, holly leaves, reindeer, a snowman, a robin, an egg cosy, a star, a Christmas pudding, gingerbread hearts, a mini Christmas sweater and much more. Full crochet instructions are provided, and each project is simply photographed so that the reader can see the design clearly, and also shown in a sumptuous styled photograph, showing the beautiful possibilities of the finished pieces. There are plenty of ideas for ways of displaying the projects. The mini knits will appeal to those looking for items they can knit up quickly, using up ends of yarn. 48pp. Pb.

Twenty to Make: Tatted Snowflakes - $13.00
Jennifer Williams. These lacy snowflakes are perfect for beginners and offer an infinite variety of designs that are fun to make. Tatting is a traditional technique similar to making lace. These 20 fresh designs have a modern feel, with projects in clean pastel colours. Each design has easy to follow instructions accompanied by a diagram. Use your tatted snowflakes as Christmas tree decorations, coasters, or to embellish bigger projects such as wall decorations. 48pp. Pb.

Under Cover - $24.00
Trisha Malcolm. Why come out from under the covers, when these glorious classic and contemporary afghans are so cozy and beautiful? Sixty fabulous patterns, gathered in a concealed spiral-bound volume that conveniently stays open for easy reading, feature blankets for both knitters and crocheters that range from simple to advanced. A Soft Diamonds Afghan features delicate, creamy-white wool with blue edging, which is beautiful enough to drape decoratively over a chair or couch. Or, make a Shell Crochet Baby Blanket, a very masculine Plaid Tapestry style, a Handloomed Homespun Afghan, an Open Window design with a matching pillow, and many other exquisite designs. 160pp. SB.

Vintage Crochet For Your Home - $36.00
Best-loved patterns for Afghans, rugs and more from 1920-1939. Here you will learn to create 30 projects for your home from shopping bags and potholders to placemats, afghans and more - all with the nostalgic twist of being from the Coats & Clark pattern archives. Photos and illustrations will show projects as they were first created, and new photography showcase the projects in modern yarns and yarn colors in fresh settings. The projects are rewritten and technically edited for a modern crocheter. 144pp. Pb.


Tunisian Crochet

50 Tunisian Stitches - $22.00
Darla J Fanton. Perfect for anyone wanting a library of unique Tunisian stitches, this guide teaches the basic simple, knit, purl, reverse, extended simple, double, full, and twisted stitches that are then used to create the other, more complicated stitches. A "Getting Started" introduction with helpful illustrations and photos is followed by four beautiful designs: a keyhole scarf, a roll brim hat, a mobius shawl, and a beautiful readers wrap. Each design is made using medium-weight yarn and fits most adults. 56pp. Pb.

Colorful Tunisian Afghans to Crochet - $17.00
Glenda Winkleman. Create a beautiful work of art by combining Tunisian crochet, also known as Afghan stitch - a crochet method that gives the appearance of knitting - with a pattern embroidered on top using the techniques and designs included in this manual. These six lovely afghans are all crocheted using Red Heart fine- or medium-weight yarn and are worked in panels, blocks, or one piece. Charts are included for each project to aid with embroidering a gorgeous floral design on top of the finished afghan. 31pp. Pb.

Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet - $42.00
Brenda Bourg. Intimidated by knitting with all the colors needed to create a beautiful Fair Isle pattern? Now you can get the look of colorwork knitting with the ease of Tunisian crochet! Photo-illustrated instructions on the basics of Tunisian crochet, plus detailed directions and tips on how to work Tunisian with more than one color at a time. Put your skills to work on 16 projects including fashionable sweaters, boot cuffs, cowls, mitts, headbands, and bags. Patterns for bright, beautiful afghans for your home. 112pp. Pb.

Get Hooked On Tunisian Crochet - $32.00
Sheryl Thies. Tunisian crochet is a generations-old needlework technique that today's crocheters - and knitters - are rediscovering. Also known as afghan stitch and tricot crochet, this versatile technique is worked on a long needle with a crochet hook at each end. Choose from 13 lovely projects, including women's garments and accessories as well as home accents. Learn a variety of stitches, from basic to more advanced, including some that look just like knitting. Read a brief history of Tunisian crochet and find out why it's experiencing such a resurgence. 80pp. Pb.

Learn To Tunisian Crochet - $30.00
Kim Guzman. If you've considered learning Tunisian crochet but thought it was perhaps too hard or intimidating, this video crochet class is for you. This beginner-level DVD tutorial makes learning the basic Tunisian crochet technique easy and fun. Longtime Tunisian crochet instructor Kim Guzman has taught thousands of crocheters from all over the world this exciting technique, and she can teach you, too. In this class, you'll learn about Tunisian crochet hooks and how to hold them when working Tunisian stitches, how to work the Tunisian foundation row by opening and closing stitches, the basic Tunisian stitches - the simple stitch, the knit stitch, and the purl stitch - how to bind off, and all you need to know about ribbing, seaming, felting, and more. Create three fabulous crochet projects using the three taught stitches. 16pp. Pb.

Short Row Tunisian Fashion - $20.00
Kim Guzman. Tunisian crochet is so rewarding! What could possibly make it better? Working in Short Rows! Each project in this booklet is actually a series of small fabric segments that are quick to complete. In less time than you might imagine, you’ll make fun hats, a scarf, a lacy wrap, a feminine cardigan, and a romantic two-piece cape—all with Short Row Tunisian Crochet. This exciting technique will motivate your fingers to fly a little faster, helping you finish one extraordinary project after another! 32pp. Pb.

Those Funny Little Sticks - $49.00
Lily-Maie Scott. A teaching aid to knitting, crochet and tunisian crochet, with patterns, and pictoral instructions. This is a great introduction book for anyone curious about Tunisian Crochet technique as well as Knitting and Crocheting, with plenty of pictures to guide you. The patterns are simple enough for the beginner and useful. Not your regular beginning crochet and knitting book. 53pp. Pb.

Tricot Crochet, The Complete Book - $39.00
Rebecca Jones. This reprint from Lacis was originally from Australia, and covers Tunisian crochet/Shepherd's knitting. Detailed photos and diagrams teach 18 basic stitch patterns, 6 textured stitches, 11 laces, 8 trebles and cables including an interesting birdsfoot. The 10 color patterns include waves and ripples. Projects include vests, sweaters, booties, shawls, fingerless mittens, hats, and afghans. There's also information on dyeing yarn in a microwave and charming old photographs including one of ear flaps for a horse, circa 1896! This is faster than knitting! 95pp, Hb.

Tunisian Amigurumi - $14.00
Rohn Strong. Combine tunisian crochet with amigurumi and you've got a winning pattern book! This book includes 6 designs - a Whale, Tropical Fish, Tropical bird, Regal Blue Fish, Elephant, and Giraffe. Each toy is worked flat using Tunisian crochet and seamed invisibly using the mattress stitch. The toys are perfect for beginners, as they require very little knowledge more than how to accomplish a single crochet stitch. The toys are all quite large at around 12” each using worsted weight yarn. 28pp.

Tunisian Crochet - $49.00
Sharon Hermes Silverman. Tunisian crochet, sometimes called the 'Afghan Stitch', or 'Tricot' combines the ease of crocheting with the appearance of knitting. This instructional pattern book brings Tunisian crochet into the realm of high fashion with exquisite stitch patterns, meticulous shaping, and attractive finishing. Sixteen chic projects for apparel, accessories, and home decor are explained in detail. Readers will learn how to make wearable items, such as a chain mail scarf, child's jumper, honeycomb skirt, and man's vest. Home decor projects include an ottoman cover, placemats, afghan, pillow, and more - all using Tunisian crochet techniques. 128pp. Pb.

Tunisian Crochet Booklet - $15.00
Sara Lark. If you have spent quite sometime in the world of crocheting and looking for new techniques and patterns for making awesome items, this book will help you. You will find the details of the Tunisian pattern afghans in a step by step method along with pictures. The patterns are described exactly in the way in which you will do the crocheting. The instructions for special stitches as also provided. The detailed instructions will help the beginners to work with ease. The pictures will enable you to get a clear view of the finished item and in case you want to change the colour schemes, you can get a very clear idea of how the thing look when you make it with the colours of your choice. Every detail, right from the instruments to the materials is mentioned so clearly that you will find crocheting easy and interesting. 28pp. Pb.

Tunisian Crochet Encore - $34.00
Sheryl Thies. 20 appealing patterns — wraps, garments, and more! In-depth techniques include double-ended Tunisian crochet, Tunisian short rows, adding beads, and how to combine regular crochet with Tunisian crochet. Sheryl shows lots of new stitches and plenty of projects that don’t require fitting.

Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide - $20.00
Kim Guzman. Choose from 61 pattern stitches to add texture and beauty to your Tunisian Crochet projects. They’re great for scarves, afghans, pillows and fashion accessories. Includes a wide variety of interesting stitches for all skill levels from beginner to advanced Helpful diagrams and easy-to-follow, excellent instructions Clear photograph of each stitch. 96pp. Pb.

Tunisian Crochet Today - $20.00
Sheryl Thies. Learn Tunisian Crochet and find beautiful ways to showcase the richly textured fabric you'll produce. The book lets you choose from seven inspiring projects: a clever handbag, a sturdy tote, reversible place mats, three styles of pillows, and an iconic chevron afghan. 32pp. Pb.

Tunisian Shawls - $26.00
Sharon Hernes Silverman. Featuring gorgeous yarns from fine weight to bulky, the eight diverse wraps in Tunisian Shawls will take you through the seasons in style and comfort. Their knit-look textures are created using Tunisian crochet patterns for skill levels from easy to intermediate. Designer Sharon H. Silverman believes that the variety of shapes and styles make shawls the perfect opportunity for crocheters to master Tunisian techniques whilst creating beautiful fashions. Designs include Autumn Embrace; Cables and Hear; Expanding Vees; Hot Pink Lace; Silver Shimmer; Popover Wedges; Red Hot Wrap and Fair Isle Winter Capelet. 48pp. Pb.

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Tunisian Crochet - $20.00
Kim Guzman. These fashions are elegant, with the fine texture and appearance of knitwear – but they’re not knitted! They’re made with Tunisian crochet. Award-winning teacher Kim Guzman presents nine fresh designs for you to explore. Learn the skills you need to make a scarf and advance through a hat, ruana, cowl, crib cover, duffel bag, and more. Kim walks you through the basics and takes you through each step with clear photos and friendly instructions. If you like the easy of working with a crochet hook but admire the look and feel of knitted fabric, you’ll love learning Tunisian crochet. 52pp. Pb.