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See below for a selection of the latest books from Knitting & crochet category. Presented with a red border are the Knitting & crochet books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Knitting & crochet books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
Never before has it been so important to be aware of our environmental footprint and impact. As a knitter and yarn lover you will already be aware of the benefits of 'making' rather than 'buying' and the benefits of knitting with natural rather than synthetic fibres. But are you sure your yarn choices are as environmentally friendly as they could be? This collection of 20 projects from knitting blogger and environmentalist, Epipa, shows you how to knit more sustainably. With this practical guide you can learn how to make your knitting more environmentally friendly by choosing the most eco friendly yarns such as bamboo, organic cotton, linen and flax, as well as tips on how to reduce your yarn footprint. Drawing on her childhood experience where she was encouraged by her grandmothers to reuse rather than throw things away, repair damaged clothes and homewares, and recycle unwanted linen to be used as cleaning rags and cloths, Epipa shares all her ideas for living a more sustainable lifestyle while still enjoying the craft of knitting. As well as advice on yarn sourcing and the environmental impact of various different types of yarn, Epipa shares her knitting patterns for a more zero waste lifestyle without the need for 'disposable' cloths and paper towels. There are instructions for how to turn old t shirts, bed linen and tablecloths into your own cotton yarn and how to restore unravelled yarn from unfinished projects to its former glory rather than laying abandoned in a cupboard. The projects include beautiful, useful and practical things for everyday life such as shopping baskets for the larder, the kitchen and the bathroom as well as rugs and runners and accessories for the bathroom. Choose from knitted tea towels, dish clothes, and shopping bags so you don't need to buy 'disposable' plastic versions. Many of the projects are suitable for beginner knitters, and all the basic knitting instructions are included, but there are also more complicated projects including a knitted top and backpack for those with more experience. This is the perfect resource for any knitter wanting to reduce their carbon footprint and create wonderful, sustainable projects for their friends and family.
It's time to see granny hexagons in a whole new light with this inspired collection of modern crochet patterns for clothes, accessories and homewares. Quilters have always known the power of the hexagon but now crocheters can get in on the action too with a collection of step-by-step instructions for crochet hexagon motifs and crochet patterns. It's time for the granny square to move over and make way for the hexagon, the hottest new crochet motif! In this unique collection, popular crochet designer and author, Sarah Shrimpton reveals patterns for 10 unique crochet hexagon designs so you can pick your favourite. As well as the written pattern there are also crochet charts for each of the hexagons for extra clarity. Once you've practised your hexie skills you can choose from a collection of 20 step-by-step projects that you will be itching to stitch thanks to their simplicity and creativity. Hexagons are quick and easy to make and can be combined in a myriad of ways to create a huge range of projects - from garments and accessories to home decor and even toys. Sarah reveals how the humble hexagon can be used as the basis for a wide range of projects including a cute, retro mini skirt, a boho bag, cosy slipper socks and a boho daisy design wall hanging. These little motifs are so flexible that they lend themselves to everything from a dainty shrug and a lacy summer top to a heavy wool rug and a cosy poncho depending on the size of yarn and crochet hook that you use, the possibilities are endless! Crocheting motifs is the ultimate portable crochet project - they are small enough to carry with you when you're on the move - and because each project is made using just hexies and some simple joining techniques, this collection is suitable even for complete beginners. Before you know it you will have stitched enough hexies to create the perfect gift to impress friends and family. This refreshing twist on the classic granny square will get you excited about the possibility of the humble six-sided polygon and how it can be used to create gorgeous projects... one little hexie at a time.
Are you tired of plain, basic crochet stitches and want to try something a bit different? Or are you wanting to attempt a more challenging stitch pattern as your skills improve? Whether you have recently discovered crocheting, or whether you have wielded your hook for years, this book will become your go-to resource--either for stitch pattern ideas to try out, or for inspiration to create and come up with your own designs. Each stitch pattern in this book is worked in rows, using a traditional crochet hook. Besides the written stitch patterns, there are accompanying photographs, as well as a crochet stitch charts to follow.
Whether you live in the city or the country, and whether your dog is little or large, Dogs in Jumpers is filled with knitting patterns to keep your dog warm this winter. Premier dog attire and accessories company, Redhound for Dogs, share their expert advice and knowledge to make sure you can always kit out your dog in comfort. Simply select a jumper style, then follow the instructions to create your tailor-made knit. Patterns include: Buster's Cosy Chunky Cable Jumper, Nelly's Properly Practical Coat, Frankie's Super Sloppy Joe Jumper and a Textured Patchwork Blanket. To ensure your dog jumper has the perfect fit, you'll find easy-to-follow instructions on the four key measurements you'll need before you start and top tips on different yarns, needles and stitches. With 12 practical projects and dozens of beautiful dog photography, Dogs in Jumpers will delight knitters and dog lovers alike, enabling you and your best friend to walk out in style!
From elegant to funky, popular designer Keiko Okamoto presents a wide selection of crochet stitches in this valuable reference. Amazing Japanese Crochet Stitches includes versatile stitch patterns that can be used in just about any piece. Whether you want to recreate an Irish lace in creamy neutrals or play with stitches that stand out for their unusual shape and dimension, this book has it all. You'll find designs for unusual yarns, unique stitch patterns and some amazing edgings. Seven practice projects help you cut loose with some creative application, including: Two elegant, lacy shawls Two fun flowery necklaces A bohemian vest in neutral tones A wildly embellished rainbow scarf The most one-of-a-kind bag you'll ever see A technical section demonstrates the stitches step-by-step, so readers can become familiar with crocheting in the Japanese style. Amazing Japanese Crochet Stitches is a joy for the experienced crocheter, and a valuable reference for needlecraft enthusiasts everywhere!
This is the ultimate collection of crochet stitch inspiration! 440 stitches are presented, each with a sample swatch of the fabric and charted instructions with written notes and detailed chart keys. Divided into ten chapters by the type of stitches, such as shells, waves and chevrons, openwork, cables and textures, and even borders and granny squares, this collection boasts a vast variety of stitches, well organized and presented in an easy-to-use fashion. You'll reference this indispensable resource again and again!
Learn how to create tactile textured crochet for making wonderful items for the home and wardrobe with this collection of 40 versatile stitches! Modern Guide to Textured Crochet is perfect for the experienced beginner or intermediate level crocheters with some extra ideas aimed at more advanced makers. Expand your crochet know-how as you move from basic techniques, through an array of fascinating new stitches designed to introduce inspiring dimensional effects into your crochet work. Each chapter guides you through a new stitch or stitch progression with photos, detailed instructions, and diagrams, alongside a variety of textured crochet projects to put your new skills to the test! Time-saving tips and troubleshooting solutions are provided throughout the book and will have you crocheting the simple but on-trend projects in no time at all. A comprehensive collection of stitches, patterns, and projects, Modern Guide to Textured Crochet allows you to jump straight in, have fun, master new techniques, and take your crochet creations to the next level!
Drawn to a beautiful, unique yarn, but not sure what to do with it? Look no further. Gorgeous hand-dyed, variegated, self-striping, speckled, and other fun yarns abound for the knitter today, but sometimes the colour variations and changes can make it difficult to find patterns that allow the yarn to shine. The simpler the pattern, the more the yarn gets to take centre stage. With this in mind, Toby designed all of the pieces in this book - hats, shawls, mittens, sweaters, and more - to let the yarn be the main feature. The 25 designs are written at a level for the motivated knitter who has made a scarf or two and is ready to move on to something a little more interesting and unique. Sidebars with photos and notes explain techniques that may be unfamiliar to beginners so that you can fearlessly make any piece. More experienced knitters can relax into these patterns and enjoy their showcase yarn as it slides along their needles and becomes a masterpiece of colour.
Our Maker Life-the beloved knit and crochet collective that has become an engaged movement-presents a much-anticipated volume of patterns and stories to tempt their thousands of followers and makers everywhere The Our Maker Life (OML) community consists of knitters, crocheters, yarn dyers, makers, business owners, pattern designers, bloggers, and social media influencers who are dedicated to creating handmade items. What began as an idea to hop offline and meet up in person has grown into an international community of makers passionate about the fiber arts. Their mission? Join together to network, connect, inspire, and make. There's a growing desire for more content from the Our Maker Life community, and the group has become a household name in just four years. After self-publishing two story and pattern collections, OML is building on their success and speaking to a wider audience with this first book-drawing attention to the potential that exists among the makers of the world. OML has big ambitions and it's their motivation that makes them such an exciting and aspirational group. Their book offers, firsthand, the joy and fun of creating work by hand, and it will inspire readers with its empowering message of embracing creativity for a better everyday life-and a better world.
Who can resist making yummy treats? Lots of easy patterns suitable for beginners, you can make wonderful gifts for family and friends, children will love them and a plate of crochet treats as a table center piece is sure to impress everyone! Plus, there is a wonderful chapter on miniatures for your dolls house where you will even meet the dolls house baker that loves making all the cakes for the dolls house bakery. You can make her and her cakes, all ready to move into your own dolls house. AUTHOR: Caroline Turner is a crochet designer, professional artist, doll house enthusiast, and an Audiologist. Having always led a creative life, she is never happier than when she is designing, painting, or crocheting. She is very inspired by children's stories and loves creating wonderful make-believe worlds in paint and in crochet.
Get ready to blast off on an intergalactic knitting mission to boldly create an array of cosmos-themed projects ready for any interplanetary adventure! Knitted Space is the latest title from Sarah Keen and incorporates 20 projects including an astronaut, space rocket, flying saucer and shooting star. As well as the projects, Knitted Space also includes a comprehensive techniques section which makes the book accessible to those new to knitting. The projects make ideal gifts for any space-loving child, providing hours of fun. AUTHOR: Sarah Keen works as a freelance pattern designer and finds calculating rows and stitches challenging, but fascinating. She is experienced in designing knitted toys for children and also enjoys writing patterns for charity. This is Sarah's tenth book for GMC Publications. Sarah lives in Ceredigion, Wales, UK.