Small in size, but big in design and holiday fun, each of these portable projects can be created in no more than a few hours.
Perfect for the beginner and advanced crafter alike, these 31 cheerful projects are designed to make it easy to crochet one or two for hanging on your tree or bestowing to the loved ones on your holiday list.
Megan Kreiner offers tips and ideas for clever custom details so you can give your ornaments a personal touch and a prized addition to any Christmas tree.$32.99
Step-by-step instructions and symbol charts put these 100 creative new border designs within reach for beginning and advanced crocheters alike.
If you're ready to chart your own crocheted course, Edie Eckman offers plenty of helpful design advice, including how to choose an appropriate border for each project and how to incorporate an element from the main stitch pattern into a new border design. She then explains, with the help of close-up photographs, how the same pattern can have dramatically different results depending on the weight of the yarn.
With each pattern diagramed to approach in both rounds and rows, Every Which Way Crochet Borders is an inventive and invaluable resource.
How to read a crochet pattern with Edie Eckman$29.99
Edward's Menagerie was a runaway success for Kerry Lord, but you weren't content with mammals alone! After constant requests for penguins, owls and chickens, Kerry is back with another collection of outstanding crochet patterns, this time for 40 unique crochet bird patterns all made with beginner crochet techniques.
These easy-to-follow tried-and-tested crochet patterns are the most diverse range of crochet birds ever published – all presented in Kerry's witty style: from Elvis the cockatoo with a karaoke addiction to Dora the narcoleptic Wood Pigeon.
Whether you're looking to crochet a duck for your sweetest niece, a peacock for your favourite teacher or a blue footed booby for a special someone then Edward's Menagerie: Birds contains the perfect pattern to get you hooked.$44.99$36.99
This lovely book can by employed by crocheters as a foundation for countless projects.
Each example flower is presented in a large, full-colour photograph and is accompanied by written and diagrammed instructions. All sample flowers are crocheted in bright colours of smooth cotton yarn to clearly show the stitch patterns, making it an ideal resource for any crafter looking for inspiration.$31.99
Freeform Crochet with Confidence aims to inspire creativity and, through each project, encourage you to develop and find your own individual style. The projects are almost like serving suggestions just waiting for you to add a sprinkle of imagination and a touch of inspiration to make each design your own.
Step-by-step instructions for all the techniques and projects are included, along with embellishment ideas that will bring each project to life. Each chapter is broken down into different types of freeform motifs: Spirals and Circles; Organic; Openwork and Lace; Patchwork and Squares; and Fillers, Trims and Embellishments.
- Complete guide to the freeform technique
- Ideal for beginner to intermediate crocheters who are keen to learn the basic stitches and different motifs
- Each chapter teaches specific techniques, while tailored projects put these into practice
These cute animals with larger-than-life personalities are made using simple crochet techniques and the step-by-step instructions enable a complete beginner to get hooking straight away.
Each animal also has a universal pattern where you can change your hook and yarn to create four different sizes, making 160 different possibilities.
Be warned that these unlikely characters made using a super-soft yarn in a sumptuous natural colour palette will become your new best friends as you hook your way through the whole menagerie!$36.99
The granny square is the crocheter's foundation for countless projects and is unparalleled for its portability, versatility, and endless variety. With The Granny Square Book, Margaret Hubert showed how the humble granny makes the transition from tried-and-true blankets to all kinds of fashionable garments and accessories.
Now, using only 10 granny squares selected from The Granny Square Book and Granny Square Flowers, Margaret shows how you can crochet 30 completely different bags. Each square is used three times with different yarns, colour schemes, motif arrangements, and finishing treatments to create a wide assortment of handbags, totes, and carriers.
You'll be amazed at the versatility of these squares! From retro shoulder bags to contemporary messenger bags, there are styles to suit every purpose and design preference. 10 Granny Squares 30 Bags will keep you crocheting bags for everyone and every reason for years to come.!$24.99
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. Each square is used three times with different yarns, colour 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 grownups. Some are crazy, colourful and fun; others are serene, classic and sophisticated.$24.99
This is a wonderfully illustrated and easy to use guide to the basic stitches and techniques of crocheting granny squares in delightful and inspiring colourways.
With 100 original designs to choose from, and beautiful edgings to complete your work, there is plenty here to spark your creativity. Each design has a written pattern, an easy to follow chart and details on how much yarn you'll need to create different sizes of block based throws. Or you can mix and match the granny squares to create your own unique and colourful projects.$39.99
This is a wonderfully illustrated and easy to use guide to the techniques of crocheting ripple stitches in delightful and inspiring colourways, perfect for blankets, throws and accessories.
With 100 original designs to choose from, using colour and texture to create stunning zig-zag, ripples and waves, there is plenty here to appeal to every crocheter. Each design has a clear written pattern, along with an easy to follow chart.
The designs range from simple to more advanced patterns and also include ripple stitches worked in the round for unusual and eye catching projects. Includes five great projects as inspiration for how some of the designs could go together.$39.99
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 longtime 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.$39.99
This book represents amazing value, comprising 100 projects compiled from best-selling crochet authors. It covers a wide variety of themes from beautiful crocheted flowers, beanie hats, Christmas crocheted projects, cute bears, lovely hearts and stylish purses, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The techniques used in this book are simple enough for experienced beginners to master, and easy for more seasoned crocheters. Special stitches used are explained in detail, and yarns are described in generic terms, so that readers can use what is available to them, wherever they live.
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Bring the magic of a fresh snowfall into your own home with this gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes with all the lacy beauty of the real thing. Spend an hour making an ornament or two, or take a weekend and crochet a whole blizzard!
Clear instructions and full patterns for a wide range of designs – from simple snowflakes requiring only a few stitches to large, intricate ones – this book gives you all the techniques you'll need.$39.99
101 Essential Tips: Crochet takes you through everything you need to know to start crocheting, from choosing yarn and making your first slip knot, this book takes you step-by-step through stiches and techniques so you can master crochet patterns. Enjoy making a phone cover, a friendship bracelet or even a baby's hat.
With clear explanations of crochet charts and abbreviations, it has all you need to get the best results. This pocket-sized guide is perfect for the absolute beginner, giving fully illustrated top tips that can be grasped in an instant.$9.99
With seven techniques and 101 patterns, this how-to book provides detailed, clear instructions for knitting and crocheting colourful and artful socks.
These projects cover a wide range of skill sets, from the beginner to the advanced knitter. You’ll learn, among other things, how to create sock heels in three different styles, knit with circular needles, knit from the toe up and create felted textiles using your washing machine. A how-to primer on sock making is included for beginners, and size tables help you create socks that fit perfectly for all ages.
Various sock styles include cable, stripe and rainbow patterns, socks with fringe, pompons and other embellishments, sport socks, slippers, socks with a “lodge” look and even a dolphin motif.$42.99
This book gives stitchers a world of new shapes and new possibilities from simple hearts and flowers to swirls, shells and snowflakes. Over 150 unique block shapes are beautifully presented in a tempting directory of different shapes, motifs and textures.
You will even find pretty little joining blocks and edging ideas. At the back of the book are the patterns and charts for motifs. Plus, each motif comes with a mix and match suggestion for how the new block shapes might be combined.
Includes step-by-step instructions, patterns and charts.$39.99
Discover all the classic and most popular crochet block patterns in one gorgeous collection, curated by crochet designer and tutor Sarah Hazell.
Each block is flagged by skill level, accompanied by a short description focusing on its special features and characteristics. For the more experienced crocheter, the chosen yarn palette will remind you of why you fell in love with each block in the first place or, for those new to the craft, it could be the start of a new love affair.
- An incredible collection of 150 classic block patterns
- Features large crochet charts, colour-coded for each sample
- Every pattern is accompanied by row-by-row instructions
Looking for a unique baby gift? Here are 20 gorgeous shoes, booties and pumps to crochet in a range of colours and styles, for both boys and girls. Choose from red strawberry-style shoes with flowery toes, smiley car shoes, Christmas booties and even shoes shaped like frogs!
Each pair of shoes requires relatively small quantities of yarn and can be crocheted quickly, easily and on the go using the clear instructions provided. Each project is accompanied by lists of the materials and equipment required and inspiring photographs. As all babies are different, sizes and age suggestions are given for each project, from birth to 12 months, but general advice is also given at the beginning of the book on how to increase or decrease the size of the projects.
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This lovely book provides 20 contemporary, stylish designs for crocheted corsages large, eye-catching floral designs that can be worn in different ways: as a brooch, buttonhole, on your wrist, shoes, bag or belt, for example.
The flowers are made in a variety of sizes and styles, with different types of flower, all worked in various colours, yarns and crochet stitches. Some feature added embellishments such as buttons and beads.
The patterns are easy to follow and there is a beautiful photograph of each one, suggesting ways of wearing them. All of the materials used are widely available.
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Whether sporty, glamorous, trendy or offbeat there's a style here to suit everyone. The best thing about crocheted beanies is their versatility and that is why they are so much fun to design and create.
There are 20 crochet hat projects featured in this book, with designs suitable for beginners as well as experienced crocheters. The reader will find a helpful step-by-step techniques section at the front of the book with explanatory diagrams and a guide to yarn lengths.
Each project is accompanied by clear instructions and a list of the materials and equipment needed, with a colour photograph of the finished beanie.$12.99
Novelty crocheters will love this collection of beautiful and realistic flowers to crochet. 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 the beautiful possibilities of the finished pieces including brooches, and embellishments on hats, bags, sweaters, place mats, cushions, scarves and even shoes.
- 20 great flower designs that are easy and fun to make
- Ideal for decorating bags, clothes, homewares, shoes and more
- Full, clear crochet patterns, suitable for beginners
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.
- 20 granny square patterns, each with alternative colourways, that are easy and fun to make
- 6 projects provide ideas and inspiration for creating all sorts of trendy items from your granny squares
- Granny squares are an ideal way to learn how to crochet, so this book is perfect for beginners
Here are 20 pretty, stylish designs for crocheted hearts, from a Valentine heart, and a pincushion heart to a heart-shaped cushion, and a heart-shaped rug – there will be something for everyone.
- A variety of sizes and styles, all worked in various colours, yarns and crochet stitches with added embellishments such as buttons, beads and ribbon
- Generic yarn types are supplied with the patterns, and actual yarn used will also be listed
- Suitable for novice crocheters and more the experienced
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Featuring 20 unique crochet mandala designs in wonderful colours, these little crochet projects are perfectly transportable and great for using up scraps of yarn. They are also perfect for those fairly new to crochet, as the patterns are very easy and competent beginners will get lots of practice with many different crochet stitches.
These fantastic little circles of colour make great coasters, mats for cups, glasses and vases, and are also very decorative. Perfect as gifts for family and friends, they are quick and easy to make. There are small, medium and slightly larger designs for every eventuality.
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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. All of the materials used are widely available.
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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!
- Inspirational granny square designs with a flower theme
- 6 great projects
- Perfect little projects for all abilities
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