Our Holiday Book Recs & Giveaway

Craft books are always on our Christmas gift list, so here's a few of our faves. They're all great options for yourself or a friend, whether you're looking for project inspiration or you're a beginning crocheter. If you happen to be reading this on the night before Christmas, choose an e-book and download it in seconds!

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Mollie Makes Christmas: Living and Loving a Handmade hOliday
Created by our sister publication, this cute and covetable book includes more than 20 knitting, crochet, sewing, and other crafty ideas for the holidays. The whimsical projects are sprinkled with inspiration and insight to help you properly deck the halls, stuff stockings, and entertain stress-free during the chilly months. 

$13, Interweave Press (printed book)

So Pretty! Crochet: Inspiration and Instructions for 24 Stylish Projects by Amy Palanjian
These irresistible projects were designed by craft stars from around the world—choose delicate necklaces, cozy hat and gloves, chic headbands, darling garland, sweet nesting bowls, and more. Perfect for gifts, or yourself!

$23, Chronicle Books (available as printed book and e-book)

If Hooks Could Kill by Betty Hechtman

Need a break from pattern books? In this volume (seventh in the series!) the heroine, Molly Pink, solves yet another murder with help from her crochet group pals.

$25, Penguin (available as printed book and e-book)

Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia by Robyn Chachula

If there’s room for only one crochet book on your shelf, this should be it. With hundreds of stitch patterns, edgings, and more to choose from, you’ll never run out of inspiration for your next project.

$25, Wiley, John & Sons (printed book)




remember that there are three

remember that there are three primary components to any project: considering, analysis and composing. These components are not individual, but each factor impacts the others.You can also lock onto enemies, get close to them.read here