crochet textured dishcloth


Texture and stitches that create texture are one of the fun parts of crochet.  Texture creates a lot of visual interest in what otherwise be a bland yarn or design and can be integral to a project – think â?¦

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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 â?¦

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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, â?¦

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Scarves, Shrugs and Shawls BookSince I’m not adept at knitting, I asked my friend Mandy Pedigo, the owner of The Cloistered Lamb and a fabric artist extraordinaire, to take a look and give me the benefit of her expertise.  Here is her review of â?¦

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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 â?¦

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Scarves, Shrugs and Shawls Book


Since I’m neither an accomplished nor an avid knitter, I asked my friend, Mandy Pedigo, to write this review for me.  Mandy is a very accomplished fiber atrist, completing her degree in fiber arts.  She loves anything to do â?¦

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How To Make 100 Crochet Appliques boook


If you like to add small bits of crochet to garments, totes, and accessories, this book has plenty of material for you.  This book contains groupings of appliques that will please you and others.  There are seasonal appliques, those â?¦

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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 â?¦

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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 â?¦

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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 â?¦

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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 â?¦

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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 â?¦

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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 â?¦

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 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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metal clay for jewelry makers

I was sent this book to review – but it’s been quite a while since I’d worked in metal clay.  So, I asked a friend, Joan Castle, who also crochets and knits, if she could tell us about this new â?¦

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