Crochet Books for your Bookcase

I have been in a bit of a house organization mood lately. Last week my living room was the target of my cleaning madness, and I spent a couple of hours going through my bookshelves. It really should have taken only an hour, but who can resist paging through your favorite books while cleaning?

The good news is that I cleared up a few inches of bookshelf space, giving me the perfect opportunity to pick up a couple more crochet books. If you are looking for some new books for your bookcase, now is the perfect time. Let me share three books I think you need on your shelf:

  If you, like me, seem to collect small quantities of any particular yarn, whether it's a leftover skein or two from a finished project or that skein of luxury yarn you couldn't resist, Robyn Chachula's Simply Crochet must have a place in your library. With projects from scarves and hats to tops and jackets, Robyn will help you get the most out of your stash.  Not only are there fabulous projects for one, two, three, four, or five skeins of yarn, but helpful sidebars also give advice for crocheting on a budget. One of my favorite projects, the Linked Jacket, calls for only four balls of yarn (or six if you are making the 2XL size)


One thing my bookshelf is sorely lacking in is shawl pattern books. Kristin Omdahl's Wrapped in Crochet offers a beautiful assortment of scarves, wraps, and shawls in a variety of techniques, including broomstick lace, motifs, hairpin lace, Tunisian crochet, and shells. I am especially drawn to the Maya Shawl. I would love to curl up and crochet on a cool evening with this cozy but elegant shawl draped around my shoulders. 

  And last, but definitely not least, is Kristin Omdahl's Crochet So Fine. I am drawn to crochet projects made with fine yarns. Using a light-weight yarn can offset the bulkiness inherent in most crochet stitches. In this book, Kristin offers an amazing selection of projects including the intricate shawls she's known for as well as an impressive collection of lacy cardigans and tops. I love the River Tunic; it is a showstopper, and so is Kristin.

Visit the Crochet Me Shop to check out this fabulous once-a-year sale and pick up a book or three for your bookshelf.

Best wishes,

P.S. I would love to hear about your favorite crochet book. Leave a comment below, and we can help fill each others bookshelves.

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