Crocheter’s Companion


the crocheter's companion book

Forget this very strange picture and trust me when I say that this little book is what a crocheter would want to have in her (his) bag as a companion.  It’s a nifty, compact, thorough resource that is small … Read More ...

Blueprint Crochet Sweaters

Blueprint Crochet Sweaters book


If you are interested in learning or improving your sweater making skills, this book is a must-have.  With her usual attention to detail and broad scope of designs, Robyn Chachula has just published a companion book to her other … Read More ...

Crochet At Home

Crochet At Home book


This colorful book is full of charming projects designed to delight!  In these 25 projects, you are sure to find at least several that will have you itching to stitch.

The Ruffles and Ridges Pillow is not only attractive, … Read More ...

A Good Oldie For You!

encyclopedia of crochet

Encyclopedia of Crochet

This is the updated and revised 2012 edition of Donna Kooler’s classic reference book that is in the hands of many crocheters.  I just ran across this at my public library and decided to share my review … Read More ...

Sunflowers Galore!

50 sunflowers to knit crochet and felt

I don’t know if all 50 of these are technically sunflowers, but I do know they are all lovely!  Kristin Nicholas has created so many flower patterns in so many colors and textures that you’ll find plenty of inspiration in … Read More ...

Colorful Granny Squares

100 colorful granny squares to crochet book

This book is truly colorful   and is full of wonderful granny squares that will inspire you to organize all your partial skeins of yarn to create many, many squares.

There are oodles of free granny square patterns online, so why … Read More ...

100 Lace Flowers To Crochet

100 Lace Flowers To Crochet


Oh, are you going to love this book!  I’ve read, reviewed, and used other crochet books that feature floral motifs – but this one is special!

Caitlin Sainio (who also authored 100 Snowflakes To Crochet) has designed real versions … Read More ...

This Tunisian Is For You!

tunisian crochet stitch guide by kim guzman


I recently got my hands on Kim Guzman’s latest book, “Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide.”  You’re gonna like this book!  For a fairly small soft cover book, this stitch guide is packed with useful information, excellent photographs, and a large … Read More ...

Looming News

loomknitting for babies and toddlers


When you want to take a break from crochet or when you want to use yarn to make a project you can combine with crochet, loom knitting might be for you.  It’s really pretty easy, turns out a nicely … Read More ...


crochet-opedia book


If you’ve ever wanted a great reference book for crochet stitches and techniques, for levels from beginner to intermediate, from the crochet mundane to the crochet ethereal, this book might be just what you’re looking for!

Julie Oparka has … Read More ...

Rocking The Tunisian

 cro tunisian shawl


Dora Ohrenstein’s new book on Tunisian crochet has just been published.  I decided to turn the blog over to Dora today so she can tell you about her book:

It’s exciting to see Tunisian crochet continue to draw

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