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THE ESSENTIAL BOOK OF CROCHET THE LITTLE BOX OF CROCHETED BAGS
TECHNIQUES Candace Eisner Strick
Nancie M. Wiseman This cool collection of bags, purses, and totes is sure to delight fashion-
conscious crocheters! Quick, fun and inexpensive to make, these hip
From the first chain stitch to buttonholes and blocking, readers will find accessories will inspire today’s crocheters to carry their stuff in style. Twenty
expert guidance for mastering America’s hottest comeback craft! Dozens projects spotlight a variety of fiber, from glitzy novelties and felted wool to
of handy hints guarantee a frustration-free adventure for first-timers, while faux fur, suede, and pearl cotton.
smart tips will help seasoned crocheters sharpen their skills.
Hardcover 6 x 9 1564776603 20 pp $19.95
1564776298 128 pp $24.95
ESSENTIAL CROCHET ApRIl
30 IRREsIstIBlE pRojEcts FoR YoU And YoUR
HomE GET HOOKED!
Erika Knight Kim Werker
Beautiful, contemporary, and simple—designs and instructions for 30 0823050920 $9.95
decorative and fashionable easy-to-crochet projects. Created for the
novice, this comprehensive book begins with the basics: how to choose
yarn, the techniques to use, lists of materials, measurements, helpful tips,
and how to begin and finish each piece—all clearly explained with over
150 photos and step-by-step instructions. MAY
softcover 9½ x 10¼
0762106328 176 pp $26.95 mAY
100 CROCHET PROJECTS
FEBRUARY J. Leinhauser & R. Weiss
Hardcover 8½ x 11
THE HAPPY HOOKER 1402723091 224 pp $24.95
stItcH ’n BItcH cRocHEt
Chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die for designs, from a
Fishnet Skullcap to a lacy evening wrap. Benefit by learning this sister craft
to knitting, a discussion of tools, all the cool yarns available, and what mAY
the different gauges mean, plus basic techniques and stitch patterns—
including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns and CROCHETED WIRE JEWELRY
finishing. InnovAtIvE dEsIGns & pRojEcts BY lEAdInG
0761139850 256 pp $15.95 Arline Fisch
Arline Fisch is the world’s foremost expert in adapting textile techniques for
metal. In this volume she explains the unique characteristics of wire and all
FEBRUARY the fundamental stitches, along with more advanced techniques such as
THE HAPPY HOOKER making hairpin lace with wire.
stItcH ’n BItcH cRocHEt 8 copY coUntER Hardcover 8½ x 10
dIsplAY 1579906605 128 pp $24.95
counter display mAY
0761140573 $127.60 EASY CROCHETED ACCESSORIES
0896892751 128 pp $24.99
cREAtE WItH mE
Ann Benson mAY
An interactive DVD Book. Includes DVD, CD ROM & Project Shopping HOOKED BAGS
guide. An Interactive DVD Book. Bestselling author Ann Benson (Beading 30 EAsY cRocHEt pRojEcts
for the First Time®, Beadpoint, Beadwork Basics, Beadweaving, The New Margaret Hubert
Beadweaving, and Two-Hour Beaded Projects) is sending out a personal
invitation. Join her for the hottest new thing in crafting, a cool mix of crochet Bags and totes are very popular crochet projects, and the more creative,
the better. Hooked Bags presents 20 easy crochet projects for bags of
and beadwork. With her guiding you every step of the way, the dozens of many sizes, shapes, and styles, such as the bucket, saddlebag, hobo,
necklaces, earrings, and bracelets are all marvelously easy to make. clutch, drawstring, and amulet. The designs have unique looks featuring
Hardcover novelty and cotton yarns; original straps and closures; and embellishments
140273249X 160 pp $19.95 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
mARcH a handy ruler. Hooked Bags launches an exciting series of crochet books
FABULOUS & FLIRTY CROCHET with easy, contemporary projects.
GoRGEoUs sWEAtER And AccEssoRY pAttERns spiral Bound softcover 7 x 10
FRom los AnGElEs’ top dEsIGnER 1589232550 96 pp $19.95
1592532160 144 pp $24.99
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15 EAsY cRocHEt pRojEcts
Crocheted hats are in style on everyone from sophisticated urbanites to
women of a certain age. They are seen on hip skateboarders and happy
This is the “Coming Soon” list as of
babies. No wonder the hat is such a popular crochet project. Hooked Hats
presents 15 easy crochet designs bursting with color, textures, and fashion January 2006. New books are added
style. The projects feature a variety of yarns from bright cottons to novelty
yarns and offer extras like linings, edgings, and embellishments. For the
many beginners, an illustrated basics section teaches the stitches. There
all the time, so remember to check the
are rare alternative instructions for lefties and a handy ruler. Hooked Hags
is part of an exciting new series of crochet project book.
web site often or call us to find out about
spiral Bound softcover
1589232569 96 pp
7 x 10
the latest books. Please keep in mind
that publishers regularly change their
NEW IDEAS FOR TODAY’S CROCHET scheduled print dates and books can
Jean Leinhauser, Rita Weiss
Hardcover arrive earlier or later than expected.
1402723067 192 pp $24.95
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GETTING STARTED CROCHET
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Getting Started Crochet was designed for the total beginner. the author
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bringing novices “into the loop.” It’s all spelled out in pictures and text:
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voGUE KnIttInG—on tHE Go!
Vogue’s® popular guide to take-it-with you projects gives women a
treat—after all, what girl doesn’t love a hip handbag? These come in
both traditional and fashion-forward styles, and every crocheter, novice or
experienced, will find something special she’s able to make. As always, the
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1931543984 96 pp $12.95
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200 CROCHET BLOCKS
FoR BlAnKEts, tHRoWs And AFGHAns
Jan Eaton BLUE RIBBON AFGHANS FROM AMERICA’S
For crocheting on the go, blocks can’t be beat. The author has included STATE FAIRS
the skill level of each, offers suggestions for alternate color combinations, 40 pRIzE-WInnInG cRocHEtEd dEsIGns
explains how to work blocks in various sizes and how to assemble and
finish the project. Finding patterns is easy with the block directory that uses Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader
thumbnail color photos. As an added bonus, drawings are in color which Crocheters are sure to find several designs to their liking, given the variety
make them even easier to follow. Arrangements of blocks that combine of patterns to select from. They include afghan stitch work in plaid,
two, three or four designs are shown in addition to color photos of each multicolored sampler in afghan stitch with cross stitch embellishments, baby
finished block. sampler afghan, bargello, luxurious textured one-color afghans, several
softcover 8¾ x 8¾ variations of traditional styles like grannies and ripples as well as two red,
white and blue afghans and one made with Halloween motifs. Thumbnail
1931499683 128 pp $24.95 sketches of the crocheters are an added bonus. Drawings, photos, and
“Fair Facts” reflect the source of the designs, without becoming intrusive.
24 HOUR CROCHET PROJECTS Color photos on every page.
softcover 8½ x 10
What would you like to have crocheted by tomorrow? A cardigan with
1579906710 157 pp $14.95
a matching halter top? A cozy afghan? Perhaps a warm hat to ward off
the wind? Then get out the needles and follow these patterns, because BLUE RIBBON CROCHET
every one of them takes just a day to do. Even though a crocheter with EXcEptIonAl dEsIGns to cREAtE YoUR oWn
average skill can handle them all, those with more experience will find
plenty of details to intrigue them in these fashionable designs. The sexy, pRIzEWInnInG pRojEcts
low-cut Glitter Glamour Top and Shawl make a lovely combination, and Carol Alexander
photos present a variety of stylish ways to wrap the shawl. Or crochet a A glorious collection of prize-worthy projects with designs as diverse as the
cheery multicolored scarf, sweaters, purses, outfits for babies and children, talented artisans who created them.
and lots more. softcover 8½ x 11
Hardcover 1592170714 176 pp $19.95
1402713770 128 pp $24.95
BULLIONS & BEYOND
THE ABC’S OF CROCHET tIps & tEcHnIqUEs FoR tHE cRocHEt BUllIon
WHAt EvERY cRocHEtER sHoUld KnoW stItcH
Kathleen Ann Duesel Prudence Mapstone
The author herself describes her book better than anyone could. “The book Specifically focusing on bullions, this book hopes to demystify the elusive
of basics, concentrating on tools, yarns, patterns, stitches and techniques bullion stitch. Contains tips on the many variations and different applications
including step-by-step instructions for the basic stitches: what they are, of the stitch including how to incorporate it into your freeform work.
how to make them, where to place them in a row, and abbreviation and softcover 8¼ x 8¼
symbols.” Beginners should be delighted with this book, as their questions 0958044317 29 pp $16.95
and techniques will be amply answered here. Teachers will find this a very
helpful adjunct to their classroom instruction. Profuse black and white
illustrations throughout. CANDY BABIES
spiral Bound cUtE cRocHEt FoR WEE onEs
0967177227 $12.95 Candi Jensen
From regular and high top booties to cardigans, pullovers, ponchos,
dresses, two-piece ensembles and wrap-front styles, each design is
presented in a full page color photo plus step-by-step instructions with
schematic drawings. Some styles are further enhanced by purchased
ADORABLE CROCHET FOR BABIES AND ruffled lace trim, fabric appliqué or binding, frog closures and faux-fur
TODDLERS collars and trim. Most garments are given in three sizes—six, twelve and
22 pRojEcts to mAKE FoR BABIEs FRom BIRtH to eighteen months. Charming introduction by the Grandma/author.
tWo YEARs softcover 8½ x 10
Lesley Stanfield 1931543542 136 pp $19.95
Babies and crocheters are a born match and this new collection is a
match for them. Today’s crocheters have a new book for them that is CANDY BLANKIES
well photographed, clearly explained, boosted with good instruction of
basics. The lay out is by colors with really sweet patterns, each with many cUddlY cRocHEt FoR BABIEs & toddlERs
nice blankets, hats, sweaters, booties, and a little white sweater with an Candi Jensen
embroidered smocked crochet yoke. With simple instructions and more than 120 color photographs, anyone—
softcover 9 x 9 regardless of previous experience—can make beautiful afghans, throws,
1843402696 $14.95 and blankets. There are 30 projects for every taste and level of skill,
including a Bear Necessity blanket with adorable ears and big, cheerful
smile; the soft and snuggly denim perfection of Blue Note; the Ripple Effect
BEAD CROCHET with its dazzling jewel tones and many more. You’ll get tips for selecting
Bethany Barry yarns and needles, full crocheting charts and patterns, and hints for
finishing off each piece the way professionals do.
The author reveals the basic attraction to bead crochet in her introduction:
Unlike traditional seed-bead stitchery, it is a forgiving technique easy to softcover 8½ x 10
“undo” should mistakes occur. Acknowledging the almost universal desire 1931543410 144 pp $19.95
to “play” with beads, this book offers specific ways to do just that. Included
are instructions for selecting materials and tools, with drawings of basic
crochet stitches that are clear and detailed enough for even a beginner CANDY TOTS
to understand. There are twelve step-by-step projects that include a purse, Candi Jensen
bracelet, necklace, brooch, and earrings etc., all of which show the Candi Jensen uses beautiful photos and colored charts to show off old-
inspiring exuberance of this self-taught creative designer. fashioned argyle patterns for little boys’ bright vests and fluffy mohair double
softcover 8½ x 9 flowers for little girls’ soft ponchos. A very furry, jacket in burgundy may take
193149942X 128 pp $21.95 skill finding the stitches as you crochet, but what a powerful statement!
Vivid dancing shapes on a black crocheted blanket will mesmerize an
infant. Softer stripes on hat and sweater will keep baby cozy. An older child
BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO CROCHET looks stylish in a hooded coat of vibrant granny squares. With this array
Pauline Turner of over 25 designs; stripes and plain, innovative and simple, Candy Tots
will fill your days!
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 softcover 8½ x 10
ideas for using them at every stage. The ideal introduction to crochet, 1931543283 136 pp $19.95
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 everything from simple bags and
scarves to a crocheted coat and a delicate lace cushion.
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CLASSIC CROCHET FOR BABY DOLLS COZY CROCHET KIT
Marjory Fainges sImplE InstRUctIons And tools FoR 25 tERRIFIc
This author presents a concise and understandable knitting book for cRocHEt pRojEcts
doll clothes. She has worked diligently to adjust old patterns from the Melissa Leapman
1890s through the 1950s for today’s crafter. The original knit patterns Whether you’re new to the craft of crochet or a veteran crocheter in search
fit the adorable dolls of this day, which are now collectible, and yet will
also do well on our modern dolls. The author recommends working in of new ideas, this kit offers everything you need to whip up beautiful and
wool because it is the original yarns used for these patterns. This keeps practical crocheted creations. Includes a fully illustrated book with all
the doll clothes authentic, especially if the project is for an antique doll. the basic crochet techniques, 5 crochet hooks in different sizes, enough
The completed designs are presented on antique dolls in large color yarn for one or two projects, and 25 chic and simple patterns. Printed on
photographs. The knitting directions are detailed and yet easily understood, lightweight cards.
perfect for dressing those precious dolls of days gone by. Box set 7 x 7
softcover 0811845613 $22.95
CREATIVE CROCHETED DOLLS
CLASSIC CROCHETED VESTS 50 WHImsIcAl dEsIGns
Nancie M. Wiseman Noreen Crone-Findlay
Introduce the “wow!” factor into crochet with these versatile vest designs. The author shows what can be done with a few basic stitches, simple
This collection features fashions for every style, season, and occasion. shapes, plus inventive add-ons. Instructions include full-size patterns; dolls
Choose from designs for women and men, plus a few unisex styles. Sixteen take on personality with clothes, wigs, charms used for faces, feet, etc.
pullover and button-up vests present classic silhouettes and texture-filled Dolls are made from yarn or cut strips of fabric and are stuffed for play
stitches. Small to extra-large projects are crocheted with classic yarns, dolls or un-stuffed to make into pins, or to be used as appliqués to other
including wool and cotton. Neckline and border options provide an extra items including purses. Some have their own wardrobe of simple styles.
dash of fashion.
“Creative Variations” chapter shows button-jointed dolls. Some people-
softcover 8½ x 11 size jewelry is also included. For all levels of experience.
1564775437 96 pp $24.95 softcover 8¼ x 10 7/8
0873497414 144 pp $22.99
tHE stoRY And pAttERns oF An IRIsH cRocHEt
A CREATIVE GUIDE TO CROCHET
This is a very thorough study of the intricate craft of Irish crochet with its Jan Eaton
dense flowers, curlicues and delicate grounds. The history of this craft lie The crocheted lace in these magnificent photos makes even my wool-only
deep in Irish culture and illuminates Irish craft. The section on this history crocheting fingers itch for the hook and thread. Beginning with the brief
will give the newcomer to this area of crochet a better grounding of the historical view of the lace-making art, through the equipment and stitch
section that details the technique and patterns for this crochet lace like no explanations, the quality of the book is evident. Ten projects (tablecloths,
other form of crochet. Those familiar with Irish crochet will appreciate this bedspreads and other smaller projects) are followed by a pattern library
addition to their pattern libraries. of edgings, borders, all-over stitches, filet crochet motifs and insertions.
softcover 8¼ x 11¾ Although the instructions are written in English terms, a chart gives the
1856353834 $19.95 American equivalent stitch names; most crocheters can automatically
“translate” English instructions. An added bonus is frequent use of symbol
crochet along with written-out patterns and charted filet designs.
THE COMPLETE CROCHET SET softcover
tEcHnIqUEs, stEp-BY-stEp pRojEcts, mAtERIAls 1853682896 $12.95
The perfect set for everyone—even if you’ve never held a crochet hook— THE CROCHET ANSWER BOOK
complete with a techniques book, a projects book plus a starter set of Edie Eckman
materials. The expert authors, Margaret Radcliffe and Edie Eckman, leave no
Box set question unanswered, no quandary unaddressed. Each book contains
0762106530 144 pp $30.00 detailed, illustrated answers to literally hundreds of questions, from the
common to the more unusual.
tHE complEtE IdIot’s GUIdE to softcover 4½ x 6 3/8
1580175988 320 pp $12.95
KNITTING AND CROCHETING
Barbara Breiter & Gail Diven
If you feel like an idiot when it comes to learning and improving your
knitting and crocheting skills, take a look at this revised guide and enjoy its CROCHET BAGS! & CROCHET SCARVES!
big dose of humor and bigger fount of well presented lore. Learning and 8 copY coUntER dIsplAY
improving your needlework from a book is really dependent on the quality
of the illustrations, supporting lore like yarn labels and tools, and a batch Candi Jensen
of fun projects with challenging stitch patterns. Humor and information, Holds 4 copies of each book.
what a combo! display Unit
softcover 8 x 10 1580177719 $119.60
1592570895 231 pp $16.95
COOL CROCHET 15 HIp pRojEcts FoR cARRYInG YoUR stUFF
30 Hot, FUn dEsIGns to cRocHEt And WEAR Candi Jensen
Melissa Leapman Includes 15 projects ranging from a swinging cotton bag in hot summer
Forget everything you ever knew about crocheting, because this book colors to an integrating evening purse adorned with feathers. Specialty
takes the easy, fast fun of crochet and dumps the frumpy afghans, lumpy techniques include working with suede yarn, fan-shaped purse, integrating
hats and bumpy scarves of the past. With this book this top-selling author beads, string market bag, and even crocheting with recycled plastic
moves crochet light years ahead, into exciting designs such as; tanks, shopping bags to create a colorful and waterproof beach bag. Irresistible
pullovers, halters, a skirt, a dress even a bikini—they’re all just a hook and to all the fashion-conscious crocheters.
a dream away! Includes valuable tips on assembling garments, plus an
appendix of stitches and guidance on yarn and materials. die-cut paper over Board 7 x 9
softcover 8½ x 11 1580176194 112 pp $14.95
0823011240 128 pp $19.95
COZY CROCHET All YoU nEEd to KnoW to GEt HooKEd on cRocHEt
26 FUn pRojEcts FRom FAsHIon to HomE dEcoR Jan Eaton
Melissa Leapman Ah ha! Finally learning to crochet our way! To make crochet comprehensible,
Oh, I just love the dishcloth as an opening project! Right off the bat, Cozy the author uses excellent photographs, includes good clear charts, and
Crochet draws in even the beginner! “I can do it!” I think. Success ensured, adds brief directions. Whatever way we personally learn best, these pages
I venture into pages of basic technique, stitches, and finishing then peruse fill the bill. Includes a quick start for beginners: pillow covers, a child’s
the entire book and all its projects: color photographs show off blankets, sweater; presents fine projects for intermediates: a bobble sweater, chevron
pillows, tops, shawls, purses and a belt, hats, a toy mouse, edgings and scarf; and offers challenges for those more accomplished: a lace evening
more. Everything you need to create that cute dishcloth and who knows wrap, harlequin afghan, and filet top. Edgings, buttons, lace patterns, and
what else! motifs are included.
softcover 8¾ x 8 Hardcover 8½ x 11
0811840794 120 pp $19.95 0764156780 128 pp $22.95
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CROCHET EDGINGS & INSERTIONS CROCHET LACE
FRom 20tH cEntURY soURcEs WItH complEtE dIAGRAms
Jules & Kaethe Kliot (Editors) Ondori
Close to 200 patterns from the 1913 & 1916 Priscilla Crochet Books are If you’ve never seen an Ondori book, and never tried working crochet
reproduced here. Included are corners, filet work, balled fringe, Irish roses, instructions from symbol crochet drawings, you’re in for a great treat.
fan and church lace, Cluny and Reticella work, and coronation braid. Although instructions are written out in the traditional way, it’s the drawings
There’s something for all skill levels. that shine. Once you’ve learned a few definitions for the symbols used
softcover 8½ x 11 in the drawings, it will free you from what many people find to be the
0916896803 $18.00 single most daunting obstacle to learning to crochet—reading those
instructions. Finished projects (here they include tablecloths, tabletop-size
doilies, runners, cushions, coasters and bedspreads) are all shown in color
CROCHET EDGINGS & MORE photographs that are exceptionally clear with attention focused on the
FRom tURn-oF-tHE-cEntURY soURcEs needlework, not the setting as is sometimes the case. Because the symbols
Jules & Kaethe Kliot (Editors) used for the stitches actually mimic the appearance of the stitches, the
drawings can be considered a forecast of what the finished piece will look
Here are clear reproductions of crochet and tape laces from manuals like. In some cases, the drawings may need to be enlarged for clarity or for
published from 1891 to 1917. They’re for all skill levels with basic stitches less experienced crocheters.
shown in the first third of the book. You’ll find table runner ends, insertions,
medallions, doilies, fringes and corners, and more. softcover 7¼ x 10¼
softcover 8½ x 11 0870404156 $15.00
CROCHET MORE EDGINGS
CROCHET FOR BABIES & TODDLERS FRom tURn-oF-tHE-cEntURY soURcEs
Betty Barnden Jules & Kaethe Kliot (Editors)
This book was a delight! It was easy for me to become inspired just flipping This contains work from 8 publications circa 1910–1937. Both pictures
through. The pages are colorful, glossy, and full of pictures. A more in and instructions have been reproduced clearly. Beginners are not forgotten;
depth perusal revealed clear, illustrated instructions from how to hold there are directions for edgings for pillowcases, sheets and towels. For
the hook, to the stitches and techniques used. I found the most helpful the more experienced, there are circling edges and fringes, the delicate
feature to be stitch diagrams. Having a pictorial representation of the Reticella edgings that mimic bobbin lace, and an exquisite grape and leaf
stitches in each pattern helped to clear up any misunderstandings I had border.
with the written instructions. A collection of timeless classics and whimsical softcover 8½ x 11
creations—that’s a must-have for anyone who crochets for the children in 0916896846 $20.00
their life. Color pictures.
1564774198 $24.95 CROCHET NOVELTIES
FRom tURn-oF-tHE-cEntURY soURcEs
Jules & Kaethe Kliot (Editors)
It’s time I retired from reviewing books so I can crochet all 11 lambrequins
featured here for the windows and doorways of my Victorian home! In
CROCHET FOR BARBIE DOLL addition to these and the basic stitches, you’ll find motifs such as the
75 dElIGHtFUl cREAtIons to cRocHEt lighthouse and sailboat done in filet crochet. The crocheted calling card
cases, button covers, lamp shades, and lettuce bag are wonderful. I found
Nicky Epstein this a really exciting book. This is another in a series of reproductions of
If you already read the review for Knitting for Barbie, then I might be 1883 to 1917 manuals.
tempted just to say “ditto” here. What else do you need to know but that softcover 8½ x 11
these are Barbie clothes to crochet? Well, yes, they are as clever as creative 091689682X $20.00
designer Nicky Epstein can make them, and that’s pretty darn clever. If
this is your “thing” then you know who you are and you have to buy this
book. Full color. CROCHET RUGS & THROWS
softcover 8½ x 10 Janet Hobbs
1931543488 144 pp $17.95 This book has several qualities that will appeal to crocheters: the level
of difficulty is specified for each pattern so as not to overwhelm the less
experienced crocheter; large, clear color photos of finished projects;
CROCHET FOR KIDS variety of sizes such as rug, lap throw, baby shawl, crib afghan, etc, and
sWEAtERs FoR InFAnts, GIRls, And BoYs large diagrams. However, unless you learned or have adapted to reading
Ann E. Smith instructions written in British terminology, the going may be too difficult for
you. No “translation” chart is included to assist you.
Love to crochet? Love kids? Here’s a craft book for you! “Down by the
Sea,” “Costume Party” and “The Wild West” are chapter titles for some softcover 8½ x 11
fanciful projects. There is a beribboned Scottie dog adorning a red, white, 0684019035 54 pp $12.00
black and yellow cardigan, a baby clown jumper complete with tummy
pompoms, a yellow and black tunic trimmed with tiny peeking bats, a CROCHET SCARVES!
red sailor’s jacket, cowboy and cowgirl sweaters with gold sheriff stars or 16 HIp pRojEcts FoR dREssInG Up YoUR looK
fringe. Many of the 22 projects include cleverly designed booties, hats and
purses (even a playful “coonskin” hat!) Colorful crochet will please the Candi Jensen
giver as well as the recipient! Color photos of each finished sweater. Features 15 original patterns to create bold, new looks. Using a popular
array of wool, mohair, cotton, and novelty acrylic-blend yarns, these
softcover 8 x 10 patterns are easily accessible to beginning crocheters, but sure to excite
1561585122 $17.95 experienced crocheters as well. Scarves are the most popular item
among needleworkers, and patterns such as Sparkle Plenty, Easy Argyle,
Ripple Effect, and Skinny Minnie are sure to be popular additions to the
CROCHET FOR TOTS repertoire.
20 FREsH And FUn dEsIGns die-cut paper over Board 7 x 9
Nancy Queen 1580176208 96 pp $14.95
Kids will be the hit of the party and the talk of the town in these downright
adorable outfits! Even beginners can easily crochet projects that fit little
girls and guys from six months to four years of age. Features pullovers, THE CROCHET STITCH BIBLE
berets, rompers, pants, cardigans and dresses. Find step-by-step crochet Betty Barnden
basics, plus directions for making buttons and decorate edgings. Cotton- Thumbnail photos of each of the more than 200 stitches are used as a table
and-acrylic blends guarantee easy care. of contents, with stitches grouped by structure: fan and shell; mesh and
softcover 8½ x 11 filet; openwork and lace; clusters, puffs and bobbles plus several others.
Individual stitch formation is illustrated with colored drawings that include
1564774570 95 pp $24.95 arrows to indicate hook movement, a feature I find most helpful especially
for beginners. A larger photo shows a swatch of stitch combinations,
with symbol crochet diagram of the combination below, followed by the
CROCHET FROM THE HEART traditional written instructions. You may find symbol crochet to be so clear
qUIcK pRojEcts FoR GEnERoUs GIvInG and precise, you may not want to go back to written patterns again. Color
Kristin Spurkland photo on every page.
These easy crocheted accessories make ideal gifts for friends, family and Hardcover 5¾ x 7¾
charities. Eighteen projects which include baby blankets, booties and hats, 0873497171 256 pp $29.99
scarves, bags and even pet beds. Includes basic how-tos for those new to
crochet as well as a list of charities that accept crocheted donations!
softcover 8½ x 11
1564776069 80 pp $22.95
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CROCHET WITH BITS & PIECES CROCHETED & TATTED YOKES & COLLARS
Carol Alexander BOOK 2
Crochet with Bits & Pieces contains more than 80 colorful, creative projects Jules & Kaethe Kliot
that have been specially designed to crochet with small amounts of yarn
and thread. With all of the great ideas we’ve included in this appealing Lacis has put together another collection of feminine laces of yokes,
collection, you’ll save money by using up your leftover odds and ends of camisoles, and lovely trims from our needlework past. The patterns in these
thread and yarn while making room to add new supplies to your stash! historic booklets are surely as interesting to costumers as needleworkers
From projects to dress up your home with decorator looks without the high for their diversity and quantity. From many different sources from another
price, to fun, trendy fashions and accessories that are big on style but small era, they are simple enough to follow. Some of the booklets even have
in cost, you’ll love the creative designs that can be made with a variety of instruction sections for novice crocheters and tatters; a nice thick collection
colorful scraps! here from Lacis.
1592170854 $19.95 1891656325 $22.00
CROCHET WITH STYLE CROCHETED ARAN SWEATERS
FUn-to-mAKE sWEAtERs FoR All sEAsons Jane Snedden Peever
Melissa Leapman Crocheters who have been envying those lovely Aran sweaters which for
This well-known knitting and crocheting designer provides crocheters a some are the zenith of the knitters art now can do so with crochet. The
wardrobe of jackets, vests, pullovers and cardigans in a variety of styles, results are a close enough approximation of the style and design to fool
pattern stitches and colors. Includes; multi-colored garments, laces and all but the most knowledgeable needleworker. For those who object to
exquisite sweaters in the style of Aran knitting for crochet. Each garment the somewhat bulkier nature of crochet, there is a version worked on the
includes easy-to-follow diagrams for each garment section plus finished bias to produce the soft, drapeable look of a knitted version. Ideal for the
measurements. Throughout the book, the author provides her usual high- careful, experienced crocheter but may be too difficult for the beginner.
quality instructions for making and finishing each garment. Sprinkled Ten designs shown in full color. Schematics clear stitch drawings and very
throughout, she reaches out to crocheters with tips and alternatives shown detailed instructions.
in reference boxes providing alternate color suggestions and design tips softcover 8½ x 11
permitting each crocheter the opportunity to personalize their garment with
there own special touches. 1564774848 $24.95
1561583391 $19.95 CROCHETED EDGINGS INSERTIONS &
CROCHET WITH WIRE cRocHEtER’s HIstoRIcAl pAttERn sERIEs volUmE
Nancie Wiseman tHREE
Crocheting takes on a new dimension in this fun and creative collection Pastime Publications
of 30 stunning yet easy-to-make necklaces, earrings, and bracelets—all Do you remember the edgings and laces your grandmother added
made using wire. Those new to crochet will get all the basics of crocheting, lovingly to towels and pillowcases? Now, you can reproduce them yourself.
including finishing off, adding new wire, and planning projects—with The collection brings beloved, antique crochet patterns from yesteryear to
plenty of illustrations throughout for guidance. There is also a discussion today’s crochet lover. Crochet the laces, from simple to elaborate art forms
of which crochet hooks to use, and how to choose the right wire gauge to in any weight yarn or thread. Use them to embellish quaint items such as
suit any project. Most of the projects are simple, requiring single crochet, an egg cozy, ottoman cover, beaded bag, or umbrella case. Both historical
half-double crochet, and double crochet in the same basic patterns used and beautiful, this book is a welcome addition to crochet devotees.
in yarn crochet. Beaders will delight over a new way to play with beads, softcover
and seasoned crocheters will relish this fresh, innovative approach to a
time-honored, favorite technique. 1929169027 $18.95
1931499772 96 pp $14.95 CROCHETED LACE
tEcHnIqUEs, pAttERns, And pRojEcts
CROCHET YOUR WAY Pauline Turner
Gloria Tracy & Susan Levin Capture the romantic look of lace with this comprehensive guide to
traditional crochet methods.
If you have no crochet books in your library, this is the first to own—the
best yet for every crochet level. Part I: Beginnings & Basics, provides clear softcover 7½ x 10
illustrations of hand positions and every basic stitch accompanied by well- 1564775763 128 pp $24.95
explained symbol charts. Part II: Learn-to-Crochet-Afghan, offers dozens
of luscious multi-colored pattern swatches to make and join together for
a gorgeous afghan, richly textured and multi-patterned. Part III: Creative CROCHETED SOCKS!
Projects offers 25 crochet projects including hats, bags, sweaters, vests, 16 FUn-to-stItcH pAttERns
jackets, tunics, shawls, mittens, scarves, a pillow and baby afghan. Janet Rehfeldt
softcover If you thought handmade socks were just for knitters, think again! This
1561583103 $22.95 wonderful collection of crocheted socks ranges in style from fun to
fashionable. Lean how to crochet socks that mimic the luxurious look and
feel of knitted socks. Sixteen sock patterns are each given in a variety of
CROCHET sizes for both women and men. These crochet patterns will knock your
20 sImplE And stYlIsH dEsIGns to WEAR socks off! (Some patterns used our Lana Grossa cotton sock yarn).
Jane Davis softcover 8½ x 10½
If you don’t have time to pull out your 0000 size hook and some #40 1564774945 64 pp $18.95
cotton to crochet an elegant lace shawl, then this book can take you to the
opposite extreme, a largish wool hook, enough worsted weight yarn, and
a weekend’s worth of time for creating a simple garment or accessory. The CROCHETED SWEATERS
beauty of it is, the vests and mittens and scarves are nice and beginners sImplE stItcHEs, GREAt dEsIGns
can get some projects finished, which is also good. Susan Huxley
softcover 8½ x 11 This author’s goal was to present a special collection of stylish garments
1579902332 $14.95 that even beginners could make successfully. Fortunately, she doesn’t
believe that “easy to make” has to mean “boring.” A chapter on perfecting
fit is most helpful. Some sweaters are soft and cuddly, made on a big, fat
CROCHET hook. Then there is a beautiful Aran classic with exceptional detailing, and
tHE poRtABlE cRAFtER a Two Way Tee that lets you reverse it from a square to a rounded neckline.
Carolyn Christmas An evening shell with matching stole has iridescent beads to reflect in the
The third handy-size, take-it-everywhere entry in the Portable Crafter series moonlight. A classic crew is updated with a basket weave design, and a
focuses on crochet, a form of needlework that just keeps getting more and vest with an Asian flavor has crocheted frog buttonholes. Full color.
more popular. With projects created by the design editor for The Crochet softcover 8¼ x 11
Guild of America, this collection offers something beautiful for stitchers 156477399X $27.95
of all levels. The styles range from traditional to contemporary, and the
items all use rich, soft yarns. Many take advantage of the newest textured
patterns, which give added appeal and dimension to every garment and
accessory. Select from a cute Baby Cupcake Hat in spring colors, a super-
simple yet elegant Beaded Purse, a ruffled Cherries Pillow, a Summer Shell
that’s embellished with a flower; plus afghans, flip-flops, booties, scarves,
caps, bookmarks, and towels.
1402718756 96 pp $12.95
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THE CROCHETER’S COMPANION DOG SWEATERS TO CROCHET
Nancy Brown EAsY stYlEs FoR smAll to mEdIUm sIzE doGs
Critters today are always on the go with projects in tow. With limited Mary Ellis
room in a tote bag, it’s not easy to tote around reference materials, and (With Special Sizing for Long Dogs)
unfortunately coming upon a problem in the middle or your child’s soccer leaflet 8½ x 11
practice can bring everything to a halt. I feel this book is the perfect carry- 1702569201 $9.95
along reference: compact and full of useful information for novice and
advanced critters alike. The diagrams are easy to understand and the
explanations clear and concise. The book itself is sturdy, so will take lots of
travel abuse. I found it to be quite useful.
spiral Bound 7 x 5 donnA KoolER’s
1931499136 $19.95 CROCHETED AFGHANS
KIds cAn do It Over 40 imaginative afghans, designed by 17 artists, fill this pattern book,
each clearly photographed in color capturing the detailed variety of motif,
CROCHETING texture and tone. Lovely photos of neat, folded stacks of blankets begin
Gwen Kinsler six chapters with such titles as “Soft & Gentle”, “Sophisticated Elegance”,
In this book, basic instructions are broken down into easy-to-follow and “Masculine Comfort”. These blankets run the gamut from pastel baby
steps with each illustrated by large, clear drawings showing correct hand designs to bright flower blocks to subtle monochromes. From the simplest
position, yarn path and hook position. It has one of the simplest slip knot chain and single crochet stitches to the more complex star and bobble
drawings I’ve seen. The use of red arrows to show hook movement is stitches, there is something here for everyone.
extremely helpful. Changing the color of the drawings to emphasize a softcover
new technique or stitch further clarifies the instruction. Projects aimed at 1402722303 128 pp $14.95
youngsters (daisy flowers, scarf, bookmarks, headband, purse, belt and
locker organizer) can easily be adapted by adult learners.
softcover EASY CROCHET
1553371771 $6.95 50 FAsHIon And HomE pRojEcts
Family Circle Magazine has been giving us creative projects for many
CROCHETING FOR DUMMIES years. Summery lace tops, handy hand bags and carry-alls, very elegant
Karen Manthey & Susan Brittain afghans, and fashionable outfits are exceptional. The projects are not only
I give this book my highest rating for both content, presentation and beautiful and interesting, but well presented with text and chart instruction,
organization. It’s especially valuable for those who want basic instructions beautiful photography, and appealing design to study and plan for. Simple
but have no previous experience. Aside from the excellent text, large, to advanced patterns offer a project for everyone.
clear drawings almost make explanations unnecessary. Tips and warnings Hardcover 9 x 10
offer help when a teacher or friend is not available, and clever titles and 1931543356 144 pp $24.95
cartoons add a bit of humor. The authors introduce crochet symbols which,
in fact, eliminate the need for written instructions once the crocheter has
some experience. Excellent quality of the content overrides the limited EASY LIVING CROCHET
number of color photos. Carol Alexander
softcover 7 3/8 x 9¼ Enhance your easy living lifestyle with projects for him, for her, for the kids
076454151X 360 pp $19.99 and for your home. Take a break from today’s breakneck pace and find a
place where the stitching is easy with this colorful, creative book and your
CROCHETING IN PLAIN ENGLISH softcover 8½ x 11
Maggie Righetti 1592170684 176 pp $19.95
Even if you’ve never held a crochet hook before, Maggie Righetti’s
sound instructions and encouragement will help you get started. If you’re
an experienced crocheter, you’ll find dozens of tips for perfecting your
techniques. This comprehensive, common sense guide covers virtually
everything you need to know about crochet. Each technique is illustrated ESSENTIAL CROCHET TREASURES
with drawings, charts, or photos. What’s more, Righetti’s light style makes
the book fun to read. cRocHEtER’s HIstoRIcAl pAttERn sERIEs volUmE
0312014120 $16.95 Pastime Publications
Do you long to have your grandmother’s basic crochet pattern book? This
is your chance. Ten chapters include, basic stitches, edgings and insertions,
CROCHETING SCHOOL hair-pin lace, motifs for afghans, filet crochet any many more. Especially
A complEtE coURsE charming are patterns for “fascinators” crocheted or hair-pin lace. Patterns
Sterling for “Circular cobweb shawls” are as beautiful when made today as they
were then. Garments are detailed, fitted and so well constructed that
Find a project you’d like to create and bring it to Crochet School! Each generations of babies and children wear them then and again today.
page or two presents a new stitch to learn and you’ll progress page by Today’s “quickie” patterns just can’t compare to the beauty, fit, detail and
page as would students in a class. As a beginner you will find techniques high quality garments made in the 1880s to last for more than one life-
presented for beginning crochet and many different stitches. Instructions time.
for intermediates are well represented, as are the more challenging skills.
Borders, corners, laces, filet, rounds, jacquards, wrapped, braided and softcover 7 x 10
3-D patterns are included. Hundreds of full color clear photos make 1929169035 $19.95
crocheting look exciting and fun.
Hardcover 7½ x 10 3/8 FABULOUS CROCHETED PONCHOS
1402708319 144 pp $24.95 nEW stYlEs, nEW looKs, nEW YARns
THE DESIGN SOURCE BOOK OF HOME Two hot trends combine in one classic collection: the popular poncho and
the hip craft of crochet. And these 33 designs take the versatile wardrobe
DECOR staple to new heights of sophistication: they feature a range of neckline
tHRoWs And pIlloWs to KnIt & cRocHEt and hem variations, and come in a variety of yarns, including novelty
Judith Shangold types like ribbon, faux suede, and fur. With the help of a well-illustrated
Here are delightfully sophisticated color combinations of Manos del basics section, brand-new or out-of-practice crocheters can confidently
Uruguay hand dyed yarns fashioned into afghans that feature large color pick up their needles and create an open-weave poncho with sleeves and
blocks with textural interest, hexagon patchwork-type motifs, stripes and cuffs, a wrap-up for winter, a shimmering gold lacy poncho, and other
more. Detailed motifs to challenge the advanced knitter or crocheter. All showstoppers.
feature carry-along pieces to be joined later. Patterns are predominantly softcover 8½ x 10
in knit, some in crochet. Pillow forms are traditional or spiced up with a 1579907229 144 pp $14.95
cruciform and Grandmother’s flower garden patchwork type shapes;
all are made from lush colors. Most projects shown in full page color
photos. Color charts, black and white drawings make for easy to follow
1664389631 63 pp $15.95
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FIRST CROCHET tHE HARmonY GUIdEs
pRojEcts FoR BEGInnERs 300 CROCHET STITCHES
Lesley Stanfield volUmE 6
This comprehensive introductions will guide beginners from first loop to last This is a comprehensive pattern library containing hundreds of different
seam. Start with basic stitches; then move on to creating fashion-forward stitches written in easy-to-follow language and with a simple diagram.
designs. Twenty projects include stylish garments, baby clothes, and home The patterns range from variations on the basic stitches to intricate and
decor items. Easy to understand text with close-up photos. colorful textured fabrics. Covered are Basic Stitches, Clusters, Textured
Enclosed spiral Bound softcover 7½ x 9 5/8 Stitches, Spikes, Relief Patterns, Puff Stitches, Basket Weave, Knobbles and
1564776204 128 pp $24.95 Bobbles, Filet Crochet, Openwork and Lace Patterns, Motifs, Edgings and
Trimmings, and Tunisian (Afghan) Crochet. Illustrated in color and black
softcover 8¼ x 11¾
FREEFORM 1855856387 $16.95
sEREndIpItoUs dEsIGn tEcHnIqUEs FoR
KnIttInG & cRocHEt
Prudence Mapstone tHE HARmonY GUIdEs
Well, knitters, here we are in the new millennium and knit designers 220 MORE CROCHET STITCHES
have left the old tradition of knitting a row of stitches from one side of volUmE 7
the garment to the other. What else is there? Patchwork: little pieces of Another collection of crochet stitches from this publisher of stitch pattern
oddments of yarn worked up a small patch at a time into a garment or dictionaries, this one includes all-over patterns, edgings, motifs, Tunisian
home accessory. What? How? Well might you ask. This gem of a book crochet and Irish crochet elements. All designs are written out, fully
will guide the knitter through the process or reconstructing linear knitting diagrammed using the most modern symbols and clearly photographed.
into this new, millennial method. No stitch by stitch instruction. Mostly softcover 8¼ x 11¾
guidance, inspiration, and illustrations. 1855856395 $16.95
softcover 8¼ x 11¾
HOOKED ON CROCHET
FREEFORM KNITTING & CROCHET Excellent large drawings to get you started crocheting, with color photos
Jenny Dowde and enlarged shots of details. Instruction is well within the grasp of the
This book is packed with information—basic colour and design theory, beginning crocheter; yarn types featured cover the spectrum of those
creating knit & crochet fragments, 18 wonderful projects with instructions, most currently popular: ribbon, thick-and-thin, tweedy mixes, eyelash etc.
plus special effects for your creations, polymer clay closures to create, a to keep the more experienced crocheter interested. The projects (caps,
stitch collection and finally a gallery of wearable art, jewelry and more! jackets, sportswear, baby items, personal accessories, things for the home,
Welcome to the wonderful world of freeform knitting and crochet, or etc) are updated versions which occasionally reference grannies or other
“scrumbling.” more traditional motifs but used here in a new way.
softcover softcover 8½ x 10
1863513272 160 pp $17.95 1580175473 144 pp $18.95
FROM KNIT TO CROCHET HOOKED ON STYLE
HoW to GEt tHE looK And FEEl oF KnIttInG FABUloUs FAsHIons to cRocHEt
WItH cRocHEt! Catherine Blythe
The Needlecraft Shop These fashionable crochet projects use yarn from Paton’s, well-known for its
This is crochet with the look and feel of knitting! Each of our crochet projects high-quality product and cutting-edge designs. Everything is fresh, young,
started with a favorite knit pattern stitch. Then the designer developed that and colorful—and even beginners will be able to do them, thanks to the
same look using her crochet hook! helpful basics section. Select from summer ensembles, elegant holiday
softcover 8½ x 11 outfits, springtime glamour, and accessories. Coordinate a tropical-bright
1573671908 176 pp $19.95 beach cover-up and halter top with a pretty purse—or crochet a classic
V-neck with a flattering tie. Each project comes with details on sizing the
garment, choosing the hook, materials, and yarn tension.
Hardcover 8½ x 10
FROM NEEDLES TO HOOK 193154381X 144 pp $24.95
complEtE GUIdE to convERtInG KnIt pAttERns
What a great idea! This book opens up so many more possibilities for HOW TO CROCHET
the crocheter. No longer limited by using patterns just for crochet, now tHE nEEdlEcRAFt REsoURcE lIBRARY, volUmE
even knit patterns can be successfully translated into crochet patterns. I tHREE
liked the side-by-side comparison showing color photos of the finished TNNA
knit and crochet stitches, and was glad that is explained how to construct The four books in this series (crochet, knit, embroider, needlepoint) are
both versions. Several projects are also included so that you can practice excellent resources for beginners. Each offers precise and clear instructions,
each technique. easy-to-follow diagrams, and a brief history of the technique. The “Tools
Hardcover 8 x 11 of the Trade” and “Rules of the Trade” sections provide a great foundation
157367124X $24.95 for learning. All four volumes conclude with tips for finishing and caring for
completed projects. If you want to learn how to do any of these techniques,
or if you know someone who wants to learn, you won’t go wrong with any
FUN AND FUNKY CROCHET from this series.
30 EXcItInG pRojEcts FoR A stYlIsH nEW looK softcover 8½ x 11
Sophie Britten 1664551031 46 pp $6.50
Crochet 30 trendy projects, from hats, bags, and belts to a choker and
even a daring bikini. Customize items you already own with fun edgings,
collars and cuffs. Get a complete introduction to basic techniques, plus HOW TO CROCHET
advice on yarns and hooks. tHE dEFInItIvE cRocHEt coURsE complEtE WItH
softcover 8½ x 8½ stEp-BY-stEp tEcHnIqUEs, stItcH lIBRARIEs And
1564776190 96 pp $24.95 pRojEcts FoR YoUR HomE And FAmIlY
This is a course that starts with basic stitches in the Beginner’s Workshop
HAIRPIN CROCHET which lead to projects that run the gamut from a feminine padded clothes
Jules & Kaethe Kliot hanger to a geometric pillow or bath rug, to a soft, textural baby blanket.
So you’ve been studying lace techniques for ages and still need a challenge. The more advanced chapter on Tunisian Crochet (or afghan stitch)
You may have thought hairpin crochet was right up there with daisy looms offers gently shaded toss pillows, and the one on Circle Motifs follows
(well sort of, but the quality of the piece is related to the skill of its creation.) naturally into wearables such as hats, bags, and a three dimensional floral
Look through this collection of early 20th Century pattern books from headband. There are lessons on feathery Broomstick Lace, as well as Filet
Lacis. Another piece of the past of our fore mothers handiwork. Crochet’s appealing pictorial patterns. A good overview of the subject
softcover 8½ x 11 matter.
189165618X $17.00 Hardcover 8½ x 11
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IRISH CROCHET LACE THE LITTLE BOX OF CROCHETED HATS &
Lacis Publications SCARVES
This title is a completely revised edition of Irish Crochet Lace: Instructions & Denise Black & Sandy Scoville
Designs published in 1983. Meet the perfect little concept for crochet on the go! This clever box of 20
softcover 8½ x 11 project cards features pairs of coordinating hat and scarf patterns. From
9781891656620 120 pp $19.00 berets and beanies to scarves with fringe and fuzzy trims, crocheters can get
whimsical or stay chic. Projects for winter wear and summer fare feature a
range of affordable yarns, as well as special novelty yarns. Each laminated
card features a color photo, size and materials information, step-by-step
KIDS’ CRAFTS CROCHET directions and schematic drawing. The ultimate in convenience!
FAntAstIc jEWElRY, HAts, pURsEs, pIlloWs & Box set 10½ x 16½
moRE 1564776077 20 pp $19.95
A sparkling new entry in the popular Kids’ Crafts series. From colorful THE LITTLE BOX OF CROCHETED PONCHOS
shoelaces to shimmering amulet bags, these 50 crocheted creations will & WRAPS
enchant kids and take them from the very beginning to a more experienced
level. Even children who have never picked up a pair of needles will master Denise Black & Sandy Scoville
the fundamentals quickly, thanks to the many detailed directions and Find top of the trend designs in this exciting addition to the popular “Little
instructive, attractive color photos. The fun begins as youngsters try their Box” series. Choose from 20 ponchos, shawls, capes, and wraps; many
hand at the basic chain stitch, and then learn to crochet around a ring are as easy to crochet as scarves. Spotlights styles for all occasions from
to make a key chain. Small, accessible projects follow, including a yellow everyday to elegant, plus yarns for every budget. Portable projects cards
purse with a glass button accent and comfy wool slippers. As kids’ skills feature full-color photos; schematics, size, and materials information; and
increase, they can move on to clothes, toys, backpacks, and more. step-by-step directions.
softcover 8½ x 11 Box set 5½ x 8½
1579904777 112 pp $19.95 1564776638 20 pp $19.95
KIDS CROCHET MAKING EYELASH CROCHET LEIS
Kelli Ronci Coryn Tanaka & May Masaki
Written for children of reading age and older, this book presents everything Quick and easy to make, eyelash crochet leis combine multi-textured
from finger-crocheting to crocheting shapes to crocheting in the round, ribbons and specialty yarns in an endless variety of designs, can be custom
all supported by easy-to-follow instructions full color illustrations, and made for any recipient and any occasion, are washable and uncrushable
charming photos. and can be worn as hatbands, head or neck leis, wristlets, anklets, or hair
1584794135 128 pp $19.95 Enclosed spiral Bound softcover 8½ x 11
1573061808 44 pp $9.95
KNIT AND CROCHET WITH BEADS MAKING EYELASH CROCHET LEIS 2
Lily M. Chin vol. 2
I’m finding it hard not to go overboard with this review. For those whose Coryn Tanaka & May Masaki
knitting or crochet has become somewhat commonplace, the innovative 34 New designs, with photographs and diagrams, arranged by style for
beading treatments suggested here will give a new look. The text is casual easy selection.
in tone but highly informative. Color photos, illustrations, drawings, Enclosed spiral
all lend to the excitement any knitter or crocheter will find in this book.
Suggestions are made for selecting compatible yarns and beads and show 1573062316 48 pp $9.95
the versatility of these techniques. Projects include socks, necklace, evening
shawl, sleeveless and long sleeve pullovers, beaded pockets, collars, etc.
My favorite: Mosaic Madness Bag.
softcover 8½ x 9
1931499446 128 pp $21.95 MINIATURE CROCHET
pRojEcts In 1/12 scAlE
LEARN TO CROCHET One of my personal objections to miniature work is that the scale of
A BEGInnER’s GUIdE stitches is often too coarse to be realistic. This author has overcome that
Sue Whiting problem by using fine crochet and tatting threads and even bobbin-
As a needle craft, crochet has stood the test of time and remains as lacemaking threads. Though using the British terms for stitches in the
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MOSAIC MAGIC AFGHANS MADE EASY QUICK CROCHET, HUGE HOOKS
Lily M. Chin Sally Harding
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NEW IDEAS FOR CROCHET SINGLE CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS
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TAPESTRY CROCHET UNDER COVER
Carol Norton 60 AFGHAns to KnIt And cRocHEt
Tapestry crochet, also known as “Jacquard” or “Mosaic” crochet, is a multi- Trisha Malcolm
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TODAY’S CROCHET Trisha Malcolm
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Although lively colors add much to this book which is part of the “Knitting
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