I haven’t gone through my crafty books lately so I decided to look through and share with you at the same time! Here’s my modest collection of knitting & crochet books:
Today I’m just doing the crochet books. I’ll get to the knitting ones another time! First up:
Creepy Cute Crochet is super awesome. My ex got it for me but I still love it. I’ve made many of the items, including the vampire princess, the Dia de los Muertos couple, the corporate zombie, and more (and I ad-libbed a Bobba Fett for Chris a long time ago). They’re fun, quick, and adorable!
These pamphlet like little booklets were from my grandma:
The next one was from the mother of my ex:
The Great Afghan Book is pretty old fashioned, but I loved the cover image — that’s the only blanket I’ve made out of this in the years that I’ve had it. Here is a sample of some of the other blanket patterns inside:
Next is Super Stitches Crochet, which I’m scared to use to make my own patterns and write up for you all because I don’t want to break some sort of copyright rule (can anyone enlighten me on this? It seems very vague to me…):
And here are a couple of examples of what you can find inside:
The next one, The Cool Girl’s Guide to Crochet, is the book I taught myself with years ago. In fact, the hat pictured was my first crochet project (only mine was all wonky)!
The next one has a long name so I just call it 201 Crochet Blocks in my head. It has an alphabet, flowers, blocks, other shapes, and full projects as well, and I’ve used it quite a few times over the years:
Next is Amigurumi! which I’m ashamed to say I haven’t used once. Chris got it for me years ago but I just don’t really have anyone to make little amigurumi toys for! My friend that’s having a baby might like some but I’m sure she’ll get so many toys from well wishers that she’ll be wanting to get rid of some, not acquire more, hehe.
They have animals, people, food, and more cute things!
The last one I want to share today is called Crocheted Socks! and I’ve only made one pair from it — I didn’t like them because they were harsh on my feet. I thought maybe knitted socks wouldn’t be so uncomfortable…
These first socks pictured represent the pattern I tried and disliked, but perhaps if I’d used softer yarn… I dunno…
Well, that’s all for now. I’ll do a post on my knitting books, and maybe another post on the books that have both knitting and crocheted items inside. See you soon, thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed this list!