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Well Worn
Visible Mending for the Clothes You Love
By Skye Pennant
Not strictly about knitting or crochet, this guide to fixing your favorite worn-out clothes with visible mending techniques might still be of use to many of us! The author shares traditional mending methods and encourages embracing imperfections in your wardrobe instead of discarding old favorites.
Short-Row Colorwork Knitting
The Definitive Step-by-Step Guide
By Woolly Wormhead
Master the art of colourful knitting patterns using short rows, starting with a step-by-step guide to give you a solid foundation. Includes over 50 stitch patterns. Learn everything needed to create beautiful short-row colorwork accessories like hats and scarves. So popular I couldn't get hold of a copy in time to review it!
Woodland Whimsy
Knitted Creatures Of The Forest
By Mariia Ermolova
Create charming woodland creatures and their outfits, complete with detailed instructions and photos. The book also offers access to video tutorials for assistance with assembly and finishing touches.
Tunisian Crochet - The Japanese Way
Combine the Best of Knitting and Crochet Using Clear Japanese-style Charts & Symbols
By Nihon Vogue
Step-by-step illustrations for 13 stitches and 20 projects including shrugs, bags, vests, and more, using a chart-and-symbol method pioneered in Japan and now used worldwide.
10,000 Crocheted Hats
Discover Your Own Unique Design Combinations
By Emma Varnam
Over 10,000 combinations of brim, body and crown that you can mix and match. Includes tips on how to embellish the finished hat.
Crochet Costume Party
over 35 easy patterns to make: Create simple and fun children's costumes for fairytale characters, animals, a superhero, and more
By Emma Friedlander-Collins
Designed by a parent who wanted more options for dressing up her children, the book offers garments to make 15 different costumes, from pirates to bunnies. No sewing skills required.
Knit Latvian Mittens
19 Projects with Traditional Latvian Patterns to Knit
By Motoko Ishikawa
Colorful graphic instructions for making triangular-shaped mittens with traditional designs like forests, flowers, and animals. It also teaches techniques such as braided patterns and picot knitting, so you can learn new skills while making mittens for yourself, friends and family.
Amigurumi Adventures
Featuring 21 Playful Crochet Designs
By Clare Cooper
Crochet patterns for making cute characters inspired by different countries, or design your own doll with embroidered features. Instructions and photos included.
Amigurumi Gnomes
24 Crochet Patterns For Every Season
By Mufficorn
Gnome characters for all seasons. Includes step-by-step instructions and links to video tutorials. These gnomes would make cute gifts!
Amigurumi Loveys & Blankets
16 Adorable Animal Projects to Crochet and Snuggle
By Ariana Wimset
Animal characters for babies to snuggle with. Includes patterns for a giraffe, bear, fox, horse, and more.
At Home With Margaret Holzmann
10 Beautiful Blanket Patterns To Knit For Every Season
By Margaret Holzmann
Patterns for blankets (and a couple of cushions) made using modular knitting. While it's not aimed at complete novices, anyone comfortable with basic stitches and willing to experiment could achieve and enjoy these unusual and beautiful designs.
Stepping Out
Sock Patterns
By Knit Picks
16 sock patterns for knitters, separated into beginner, cabled, multicolor, and uniquely constructed designs. Level up your sock-knitting skills while building a colorful collection of socks.
Amazing Japanese Crochet Stitches
A Stitch Dictionary And Design Resource
By Keiko Okamoto
Showcases a variety of crochet stitches perfect for creating different styles and textures in your crochet projects. Includes detailed instructions and patterns for creating elegant shawls, flowery necklaces, vests, scarves, and bags.
Island Vibes
Summer Knits
By Sasha Hyre
9 patterns for summer knitting like tops, cardigans, and bags with a twist. A fresh approach with modular knitting and intarsia, for a stylish summer wardrobe that celebrates Sasha's Jamaican heritage.
Granny Square Chic
Crochet Your Own Clothes And Accessories With Endless Variations
By Cassie Ward
Teaches you the basics of crocheting granny squares and shows you how to make garments like sweaters, dresses, and bags.
By Marie Wallin
A knitting book by Marie Wallin featuring 12 designs made with her new yarn British Breeds Aran. The designs feature traditional Fair Isle and textured stitches, many with an oversized fit. Patterns include a mix of women's sweaters, cardigans, a slipover, and accessories.
Mad Hatter
Crazy, Colorful Crochet Designs to Hook and Show Off
By Aynsley Grealis
Whimsical hat and handbag patterns with colorful appliques and designs, ranging from balaclavas to bucket hats. For crocheters of all skill levels looking to add a touch of fun and creativity to their projects.
Peter Panda and Pals
10 Sweet and Easy Amigurumi Designs To Crochet
By Femke Vindevogel
Cute crocheted animals with quirky personalities. The book contains patterns for 10 characters, each with its own fun backstory.
Fast and Fabulous Knits
18 Speedy Sweater and Top Patterns for Busy Knitters
By Jaime Dorfman
18 patterns for sweaters and cardigans, all designed to be knit up quickly. Size-inclusive patterns to suit various body shapes, using different stitch techniques and yarn weights for a fun and creative knitting experience.
Knitting For Babies and Toddlers
Timeless patterns for clothes, blankets, and nursery decorations
By Amy Philip
35 knitting patterns for baby clothes and accessories, focusing on timeless designs and natural fibers. Includes sizes for newborns up to age 3 and features techniques like intarsia and stranded knitting.
Filet Crochet to Wear
A Beginner-Friendly Fuide To Filet Crochet Fashion
By Femke Vindevogel
Reimagines traditional filet crochet for modern wearables. Includes 15 patterns for garments like sweaters and tanks using filet crochet technique, creating a mesh-like fabric with simple stitches.
Great Grannies: Made Modern
6 Crochet Projects For A Vintage Inspired Summer
By Leisure Arts
6 projects using the granny square motif, including a crocheted bikini, tote bag, slippers, and cover-up, all using worsted weight yarn.
Chic & Simple Chunky Knits
Make Elegant Scarves, Bags, Caps, Blankets and More! For Arm Knitting, Needles & Crochet (Includes 23 Projects)
By Eriko Teranishi
Beginner-friendly book with 23 patterns for scarves, bags, hats, and blankets using chunky knits.
Crochet Stitches
Step By Step
By Claire Montgomerie
Over 150 stitches for crocheters of all levels, covering techniques like granny squares, amigurumi, and more. The book offers instructions with photos to help you learn and create various crochet projects, from blankets to toys.
Knitting Light
20 Mostly Seamless Tops, Tees And More For Warm Weather Wear
By Marie Greene
A collection of lightweight knit patterns using plant-based yarns. The patterns range from lace details to classic shapes, suitable for knitters of advanced beginner to intermediate skill levels. Create your own wardrobe essentials in sizes S through 6X.
Strands of Joy Vol.II
By Anna Johanna
Sequel to Finnish designer Anna Johanna's popular first book, with 20 colorwork patterns - sweaters, cardigans, a dress, accessories, and children's patterns. All are worked top down without seams. There are all levels of colorwork from beginner to complicated.
Crocheting Reversible Amigurumi Projects
How To Crochet Animal Plushies That Turn Inside-Out
By Jessie Van In
How to make amigurumi animals that can actually flip inside out to reveal another design! 7 patterns that double as 14 animals and suitable for beginners to advanced crocheters.
Perfect Crochet Finish
By Jane Crowfoot
This is the US version of Jane Crowfoot's latest book, a comprehensive guide on how to finish your crochet projects beautifully. It covers everything from adding borders and embellishments to troubleshooting mistakes and selecting the right hooks and yarns.
The Complete Crochet Handbook
By Jane Crowfoot
This is the UK version of Jane Crowfoot's latest book, a comprehensive guide on how to finish your crochet projects beautifully. It covers everything from adding borders and embellishments to troubleshooting mistakes and selecting the right hooks and yarns.
Knit a Box of Socks
24 Sock Knitting Patterns For Your Dream Box Of Socks
By Julie Anne Lebouthillier
24 sock knitting patterns for different skill levels. From gradients to colorwork to cables, there's something for everyone to build their sock knitting skills and create a personalized collection. The book also includes information on techniques and instructions for sizing.
Raffia Crochet
By Wool And The Gang
This is the American version of Jane Crowfoot's latest book, a comprehensive guide on how to finish your crochet projects beautifully. It covers everything from adding borders and embellishments to troubleshooting mistakes and selecting the right hooks and yarns.
Crochet Your Own Dog
14 Lifesize Amigurumi Pups To Make And Love
By Mieko Shindo
Crochet cute dogs! You can crochet popular small breeds like Poodles, Dachshunds, and Yorkies. Craft cute canine buddies for yourself or as gifts!
Colour At Work
By Kate Davies & Felicity Ford
This book is all about embracing creativity with color in a fun, curiosity-driven way, without relying on standard color theories or quick fixes.
100 Knitted Tiles
Charts And Patterns For Knitted Motifs Inspired By Decorative Tiles
By Various
A diverse range of knitting charts and patterns inspired by decorative ceramic tiles worldwide. From intricate colourwork to textured motifs, the designs draw inspiration from various architectural patterns like Victorian floor tiles and ancient temple designs. Techniques include stranded knitting, mosaic knitting and intarsia.
Hot Girl Crochet
15 Easy Crochet Projects, From Bags To Bikinis
By Rose Svane
Crochet your own trendy clothes and accessories using patterns from Danish designer Rose Svane. With step-by-step instructions and colorful photos, you can create a crocheted bikini, bucket hat, lampshade, and more.
Essential Knit Sweaters
Patterns For Every Sweater You Ever Wanted to Wear Every Day
By Frauke Ludwig
20 patterns for classic and comfortable sweaters like pullovers, cardigans, and hoodies. Design features range from simple stitches to unique details, with tutorials and instructions to help you create your own sweater collection.
My Crocheted Home
Hand-made Baskets, Pillows, Throws, Wall Hangings, Placemats And More
By Salena Baca
Crochet patterns for decorating and organizing your living space, from wall hangings to cozy throws and cushions. The patterns are beginner-friendly to intermediate levels.
Crochet Baby Sets
30 Patterns For Blankets, Booties, Hats, Tops And More
By Kristi Simpson
Matching sets for babies, including patterns for sweaters, blankets, and booties. The patterns use DK weight yarn and are suitable for beginners to intermediate crocheters. Sizes range from newborn to 12 months, with 30 designs to choose from and step-by-step tutorials for crochet techniques.
The Compact Beginner's Guide To Knitting
Everything You Need To Start Creating Today
By Sian Brown & Rebecca Grieg
The book covers the basics like choosing materials and learning different techniques before diving into creative project patterns.
Beginner's Guide to Crochet, The
Easy Techniques And 8 Fun Projects
By Claire Montgomerie
A guide for beginners who want to learn how to crochet, covering everything from basic stitches to reading patterns. It includes step-by-step photographs, crochet abbreviations, and eight projects to help you practice new techniques as you go.
Beginner's Guide to Knitting, The
Easy Techniques And 8 Fun Projects
By Lynne Rowe
A beginner-friendly guide to knitting with tutorials and easy projects to help you on your knitting journey. It contains eight projects that allow you to progressively improve your knitting skills.
Huggable Amigurumi
Crocheting Teddy Bears and Other Cute Cuddly Friends
By Franziska Pfoser
14 crochet patterns for super-sized soft toys. Includes patterns for animals like a penguin, bear, dog, fox, zebra and my favorite, a turtle.
52 Weeks of Accessories
Hats, Scarves, Socks, Mittens & More
By Laine Publishing
Accessories patterns from 48 different designers for hats, mittens, shawls, cowls and socks. Accessories make great projects for using up yarn and learning new techniques, and my guess is that everyone can learn something new from this book! Techniques used include stranded colorwork, slipped stitch colorwork, cables, lace, twisted stitches, brioche, modular knitting, intarsia, beading, lace, ladder-back jacquard and 2 designs using crochet.
MDK Field Guide No. 26
By Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne
Designs by Hélène Magnússon, inspired by Iceland. Includes five patterns: a sweater, a shawl, a blanket, mittens and a tam.
Cute Knitted Animal Scarves, Socks, and More
35 fun and fluffy creatures to knit and wear
By Fiona Goble
Knit animal-themed scarves, socks, and mittens for a wide range of ages. You can choose from a variety of creatures like koalas, foxes, frogs, penguins, and even snakes to add some fun to your wardrobe. Includes easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of photos, so you'll be knitting up a zoo in no time.
Retro Crochet
35 vintage-inspired projects that are off the hook
By Nicki Trench
35 vintage-inspired patterns for scarves, tops, skirts, and more inspired by the 1960s and '70s. Suitable for all levels of crocheter, as the book includes instructions to help you get started on your own retro fashion creations.
Adorable Animal Families To Crochet
By Marie Clesse
Instructions for 8 pairs of adult and baby animals, giving 16 designs in total. The animals include adult and baby donkey, hedgehog, kangaroo and otter.
The Compact Beginner's Guide to Crochet
Everything you need to start creating today
By Sian Brown, Rachel Madden
Teaches you the basic crochet stitches and techniques that you need to know to create projects like a rose corsage, basic bunting, and even an amigurumi baby sloth.
The Art of Crochet Orchids
Three Patterns of Timeless Elegance
By Natagor Finlayson
Learn how to make realistic orchids with crochet. The book is written for people who already know how to crochet, but does include step-by-step instructions to help you create these beautiful flowers.
Book 1
By Carol Connelly
Includes patterns for a range of soft and fluffy toy dogs, knitted in King Cole Truffle, Glitz DK and Big Value DK. Each dog has a different collar!
Crochet Granny Squares And More
Crochet Patterns For Your Home And To Wear
By Laura Strutt
First published in 2015 as 'Modern Granny Squares Crochet and More'. Learn how to crochet squares, circles, and triangles and use them to make 35 patterns. Projects include home decor items such as pillow covers, blankets, and afghans, and accessories like a book bag, tech case, and shawl. The book includes illustrations and explanations of basic stitches and techniques.
Catside Up, Catside Down
A Book Of Prepositions
By Anna Hrachovec
Not a knitting book really, but a children's book of knitted cats in funny positions. The aim of the book is to entertain children while they learn preposition words like up, down, above and below. While there are no knitting patterns in the book, Anna Hrachovec does have cat knitting patterns (and other animals) available on Ravelry, so you could combine a cat with the book as a gift!
Knitted Socks
20 gorgeous patterns inspired by places around the world
By Niina Laitinen
20 pretty and ornate sock patterns using cables, lace and stranded knitting. All the designs are inspired by locations around the world. The book does not include photo tutorials showing you how to do the techniques.
Homestead Cables
By Knit Picks
With this collection, Knit Picks say they are trying to help knitters live the dream that they're staying in an old farmhouse, raising sheep, and wearing cozy cable knits every day! The book contains 9 patterns for accessories and garments in classic cables, in workhorse yarns, from DK weight to bulky.
24 Modern Knits Inspired By Iconic Women
By Susan Crawford
Features knitwear patterns dedicated to incredible women, both real and fictional, who have influenced Susan Crawford’s life. The collection features a variety of styles, techniques and garments.
Knits From The LYS
A Collection By Espace Tricot
By Stephanie Earp & Naomi Endicott
Knits From The LYS is a collection of 15 knitting patterns that celebrate the beauty and charm of local yarn stores. With a range of accessories and garments, this book offers something for knitters of all skill levels.
Northern Lights
A Collection With Brooklyn Tweed
By Amirisu
12 patterns created by knitwear designers from around the world, inspired by the work of Finnish architects and designers. Includes an interview with Jared Flood from Brooklyn Tweed, who was also the photographer for the book.
Colourwork in the Round
All the techniques you need plus 5 stunning projects
By Anna Dervout
This book aims to help knitters learn colourwork knitting, specifically in the round using circular needles. The book also includes five sweater and hat patterns for women and children.
Complete Crochet Handbook
The Only Crochet Reference You'll Ever Need
By Eveline Hetty-Burkart, Beate Hilbig, Beatrice Simon
The Complete Crochet Handbook covers basic techniques to more advanced skills like Tunisian crochet and Irish lace. The book contains over 1100 photos, step-by-step instructions, and helpful tips.
Chicken Run
Dawn of the Nugget Im-peck-able Crochet: 10 egg-straordinary characters to make (Aardman Chicken Run)
By Sarah-Jane Hicks
Make chicken characters from the movie 'Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget'. The book includes instructions for creating 11 different characters.

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