I’ve been seeing these 5 things post on a lot of the wonderful blogs I follow, and I love reading them. I have come across beauty brands I had never heard of, Wool brands and crochet books you name it, it’s on a 5 things post somewhere. So I thought I’d join in the fun as a way for you to get to know me better and to fill in some little gaps between big posts. As I’m a crochet addict I thought I would start with 5 Crochet Books I love.
1) Edward’s Menagerie: Over 40 soft and snuggly toy animal crochet patterns by Kerry Lord.
This book is jam-packed with the cutest animal patterns. I personally love the sheep and am working on my own herd but there are so many animals to choose from too. Each pattern can be made in small, standard, large and giant just by changing the yarn thickness (how cool is that). The patterns are split into 3 levels each level being slightly more complicated than the last. The book is full of detailed tips and advice on crocheting the body parts, stuffing and sewing together. I really think this book should be on every crocheters shelf.
2) 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix-and-Match by Jan Eaton.
This was one of the first books I brought when I learnt to crochet it gave me a chance to pratice new stiches but on a small scale. This fab little book contains 200 crochet squares that can all be mix and matched to make blankets and afghans. Each square is marked with small hooks denoting their difficulty. The book is full of tips and advice on how to mix colours and patterns together, It includes blanket pattern ideas for you to copy and has a stitch guide in the back. Another fab book for the book shelf.
3) lalylala’s Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies: A Crochet Story of Tiny Creatures and Big Dreams Hardcover by
This book is beyond cute I adore it I had this on pre order I was that excited about it. The first part of the book tells a sweet little bug story and then the second part is about the making of the bugs. Each pattern is beautifully written with a lot of details plus photographs to follow. The book it jam packed with hits, tips and advice from how to do the stitches needed to how to modify the pattern. If you like cute patterns then this one is for you.
4) Ruby and Custard’s Crochet: Creative crochet projects to make, share and love by Millie Masterton.
I picked this sweet little book up in a sale and it’s adorable. There is a nice mix of baby, children, adults and Home patterns that are all very cute. I Have made several of the hats out of this book and everyone has loved them. The patterns are well written and easy to understand plus there are small charts to follow too. The book also has a good section at the front that goes into how stitches are worked which are very detailed and include pictures to follow for ease.
5) Handbook of Crochet Stitches: The Complete Illustrated reference to Over 200 Stitches by
This book is a must for a crocheter it contains over 200 hundred stitch patterns in written and chart form which is brilliant if I get stuck on a written part I can use the chart to figure it out. The book has the usually how to guide for stitches then branches off into each pattern the mix of patterns are fantastic they include edging too and some motifs like shamrocks, leaves and flowers. If this book isn’t on you shelf, it should be.
So that’s 5 of my favourite crochet books alhough I could have easily extended the 5 limit. I will be reviewing them in detail too as I go along.
If you know of any fab crochet book I need on my book shelf drop me a line or two below and let me know.
Lots of love Berry xx