Three of My Favorite Crochet Books
Yesterday I finally bought a new bookshelf to house my crochet library. The small three-shelf oak bookcase I've used since my early teens had held up admirably beneath my ever-growing piles of craft books. And since I have a list of new crochet books to add to my collection, I need more room. The spring sale is going on at the Interweave Store right now, making it a perfect time to add to your own collection. If you are looking for suggestions, here are three of my favorite crochet books.
|The gray days of winter are finally over, and the early Spring flowers are inspiring me to play with color. I agree with author and designer Kathy Merrick when she says, "I am a color junkie and a magpie. . . . I often buy a skein or two of some beautiful yarn without necessarily knowing what I might use it for. I rarely buy enough of one yarn at a time for a specific purpose, but I often buy several colors of the same yarn." I can relate! I have my own collection of single skeins in beautiful shades, so I turned to Kathy's book Crochet in Color for the perfect color project. The elegant Swirls Pillow will be my first Spring project.|
|Another favorite of mine is Kim Werker's Crochet Me. It's hard to believe that this book has been out for almost four years. The easy Icelandic Turtleneck was a good friend's first crochet project, and I adapted the Babydoll Dress into a shirt. There are still so many projects from this classic collection in my queue. Since I am in a home décor mood at the moment, I plan to make the circle rug by Donna Hulka next.|
|And my bookshelf would not be complete without the Interweave Crochet CD Collections. I know, I know, they aren't technically books, but these CD collections put four years of patterns and technique articles right at my fingertips. And they take up only a fraction of the space on my bookshelf compared to their magazine counterparts-an important factor when your collection is as large as mine is rapidly becoming.|
One thing is for certain; I will always find plenty of crochet inspiration on my bookshelf. Check out these books, as well as digital products and magazines, for sale in the Crochet Me Shop and add a little more inspiration to your own shelf.