Happy National Book Lovers Day!
We love books here at Interweave, especially craft books. So in honor of National Book Lovers Day, we wanted to take a moment to appreciate the written word and a book’s ability to teach and inspire. It’s perfect timing really. As summer winds down, we’re starting to think about fall projects—the crocheted sweaters and scarves we’ll make for cooler days to come as well as the cozy blankets and throws we’ll cuddle under on the couch with a hook and yarn. So in honor of this most auspicious day, here are 5 of our favorite crochet books.
Step Into Crochet: Crocheted Sock Techniques—from Basic to Beyond!
by Rohn Strong
Geared toward crocheters of all skill levels, this comprehensive guide is a must-have for anyone who likes cozy feet. Author Rohn Strong shares a variety of sock-making techniques and patterns—from basic ribbed and simple socks to more technique-based pieces that focus on colorwork, lace, cables, and more.
Contemporary Celtic Crochet: 24 Cabled Designs for Sweaters, Scarves, Hats and More
by Bonnie Barker
Create one-of-a-kind projects for yourself or your home with Celtic stitches and motifs adapted for crochet. Whether you’re new to crochet or been doing it for awhile, author Bonnie Barker shows you how to make stunning Aran-inspired designs with relative easy—and a little practice.
Crochet to Calm: Stitch and De-Stress with 18 Colorful Crochet Patterns
by the Editors at Interweave
Like rocking in a glider, the soothing, repetitive motion of crochet can help you relax after a busy day. It also provides a creative outlet! This must-make collection from the Editors at Interweave offers quick, beautiful projects—from arm warmers and booties to pillows and a pouf—that will help you unwind one stitch at a time.
Vintage Modern Crochet: Classic Crochet Lace Techniques for Contemporary Style
by Robyn Chachula
This inspiring guide by best-selling author Robyn Chachula showcases five classic crochet lace techniques reinvented in stunning and compelling ways. The vintage-inspired patterns—from tunics, cowls, shawls, pullovers, and more—are all you need for a showstopping wardrobe!
Modern Tapestry Crochet: Techniques • Projects • Adventures
by Alessandra Hayden
Surprisingly simple to learn, tapestry crochet lets crocheters create intricately colored pieces with a single hook. Author Alessandra Hayden includes 20 easy-to-follow patterns for scarves, totes, throws, and more featuring vibrant geometric shapes and graphics that will make your crochet projects pop!
Celebrate National Book Lovers Day!