As a former librarian, I’m a complete sucker for books. Yes, I realize the internet can provide endless knowledge and inspiration for crafters, but for me, there is nothing quite like wandering through my bookshelf flipping through page after page of beautiful craft ideas, or pulling that one well loved, heavily used, tome to your craft from the shelf to help you through a new technique (or remind you of one you haven’t tried in awhile).
Much though I prefer the act of crocheting to the act of knitting, with my recent crochet binge I quickly discovered that my bookshelf is full of knitting books and a little lacking in the crochet department. I decided I should remedy that.
Since I’m, apparently, a little indecisive, here’s what arrived at my door.
I just had to share the haul.
What’s in the pile?
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amigurumi by June Gilbank
- Modern Baby Crochet: Patterns for Decorating, Playing, and Snuggling by Stacey Trock
- The Big Book of Crochet Stitches by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss
- A to Z of Crochet: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter by Martingale & Company
- The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet (2nd edition) by Margaret Hubert
Watch for book reviews to come as I start working my way through this pile. And if you have a favourite book you think no crafter should be without (not just limited to crochet since I enjoy a wide range of crafts), I’d love to hear about it.