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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!
Which one will you knit first? With 50 patterns for knitted shawls and wraps to choose from, in so many styles, textures, and yarns, choosing your first project will be a welcome challenge. From simple knit-purl designs for beginners to slip-stitch color work designs, doubleknit, brioche, lace, and cables--there are designs to interest every level of knitter. There are so many fabulous designs, this will become your go-to shawl knitting book.
A magical collection of 12 knitting patterns for wonderfully lifelike animals and birds accompanied by the author's sketches and studies of the natural world. Choose your favourite animal or bird whether it's a grey squirrel, barn owl, yellow-necked field mouse, wolf, fox, wild rabbit and even a roe deer fawn. The patterns are cleverly designed to with the same markings and colours as their real life counterparts, making them irresistible. The striking photography enhances 'wildness' of the animals and captures the magic of spotting a wild animal in their natural habitat.
100 Essential Crochet Stitches is the ultimate Go-To guide for 100 of the most essential crochet stitches. Ideal for beginners or a great reference guide for more experienced crocheter's, this reference book is essential for all who want to hone their skills. It provides all the information needed to make a large range of projects. Readers will enjoy the concise step-by-step instructions and crystal clear photography, carefully explaining how to create each stitch. This is sure to be the essential guide for all crocheter's for years to come.
The bestselling guide to crochet from the Mollie Makes team, with 15 exclusive projects. Crochet remains extremely popular among young crafters, with more and more people taking it up. This book is aimed at complete beginners, with step-by-step techniques and easy, fun projects of all levels. The team behind Mollie Makes magazine have brought together all their favourite crochet designers to share their tips, stories and beautiful projects. The beginner's section starts with a run-through of the basic tools and equipment you'll need, as well as a handy guide to choosing yarn. Once you're ready to start, learn the best way to hold your hook, and make your first chain! Choose from a range of clear, simple projects, specially designed for beginners. Make a gift for a loved one with patterns for a monster gadget cover, bouquet of woolly flowers or a cute set of Russian dolls. Bring your home up to date by making an ontrend bolster, chair runner or embrace that granny-chic look with a set of retro potholders.
From around 1875 to 1950, Dutch fishermen wore sweaters with characteristic knit and purl stitch patterns, sometimes cable. These jerseys, known as ganseys, became an intrinsic part of the identity of the Dutchmen who wore them. Many of the children in these fishing families wore ganseys too, and numerous photos have been discovered in recent years of schoolchildren dressed in the knitwear seen on their fishermen fathers. Stella Ruhe returns with over 40 sweaters to knit from 30 different Dutch villages - this time, for your little ones to wear and ramble in. Based on the original designs shared by families and discovered in archives, Stella has created recreations of these historically important garments for our contemporary life that ooze classic style with modern minimalism. With these designs, you are offered not only a chance to pay homage to the women who lovingly knitted the jumpers and to share in a beautiful Dutch tradition, but also give something for your child to treasure for years to come. The sizes of the ganseys run from 1- to 14-years old, but can easily be adjusted to any child's size by following Stella's straightforward measuring instructions in her chapter on knitting know-how. In the same chapter you learn that every gansey is a standard shape, meaning the beauty of each sweater is in the variation of pattern motifs and finishing details, which varies from village to village. In the gallery of knitting designs, each jumper is accompanied by knitting charts - the pattern repeat clearly shown for easy garment adjusting, a diagram of the jumper and styled, modern photography. With a wealth of fascinating background information and historical photos of the original designs alongside every design, this is an inspiring book for the ambitious knitter looking for unique, classic knitwear, and a brilliant read for anyone interested in craft, culture and heritage.
Bedtime bookworms will love snuggling up and listening to their favourite story in a cosy hooded blanket. Bring storytime to life as they act out the characters - will they be a goodie or a baddie, Little Red Riding Hood or the wolf? Lynne Rowe's latest new book has ten fun, fairytale projects to crochet, including a deer, a dragon, a lion and a unicorn. Each blanket can be made in two sizes: for toddlers (age two to four) and for young children (age five to seven). Along with crochet techniques, there are suggestions for varying the yarn colour to create a different character (changing a polar bear into a brown bear, for example) and you can choose between a rounded or a pointed hood. Lynne has also designed a strip of matching bunting to accompany each project. Every blanket tells a story, with pockets on the sides for snuggly paws and different tails. Perfect for unwinding for a bedtime story and animating the oral tradition of storytelling - little listeners, as well as their parents, will find themselves enchanted.
Babies are adorable, and their crocheted swag should be, too! Blankets, sweaters, booties, hats, toys, and so much more make this book of 40 easy and oh-so-cute baby essentials the only one you'll need for crocheting for the babies in your life. There are patterns for girls and boys, and many that will work for either based on color choices. Sizes from newborn to 12 months will keep baby in style for their first year, and toys and blankets will continue to bring joy for years to come!
Everyone can pick up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. And everyone can be mindful. Rachael Matthews explores the joys of making and looks at the benefits of taking up one of the simplest and most useful of crafts.
Wrap up in style with these 35 cute crocheted projects. It takes no time at all to crochet a scarf or a hat, and Nicki Trench has created a wide range of contemporary designs, with a variety of stitches and fashionable colours, so you'll really stand out from the crowd. Start with the soft and cosy seashell stitch scarf or the bright beanie hat which can be made in a range of eye-catching shades. Not every scarf or hat has to just be for winter! The delicate daisy scarf and the pretty rose headband can be worn all year round. There are also handy stash-busters such as the granny square patchwork scarf and the pompom hat for babies. All the stitches are explained and there are infinite possibilities to match your accessories to your outfit with Crocheted Hats and Scarves.