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Friday 1 August 2014

Friday Favourites........knitting and crochet books

...knitting and crochet books

As you can imagine I have a rather large stash of knitting and crochet books so here I have selected my top 5.

1. Knitted Wild Animals by Sarah Keen

This is the first knitting book I really used when I started to get into knitting and I have made at least 3 or 4 animals from it. It is pretty simple to follow, although I had trouble understanding the increases at first. However, I can credit most of what I know about knitting to this book! 

2. Knitted and Felted Toys by Zoe Halstead

There are some really fun patterns in this book, and I hope I get the time soon to have a go at a couple more!

3. Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies by Twinkie Chan

The patterns in this book are AMAZING! I have made the cupcake bunting and hat multiple times, and they make fantastic gifts. This is probably not for the total beginner crocheter, as some of the construction takes a minute or so to get your head around, but I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves fun, bright and cheery crochet.

4. Mollie Makes Crochet

I was a bit unsure of this book at first but it is fantastic! It has a great 'how to' section at the back with really clear pictures. Whilst being quite simple, the projects allow you to try out different stitches, different edgings and different crochet techniques. I have found this book really helpful when teaching crochet due to the clear pictures and instruction. A must-have for beginners. 

5. Woodland Knits by Stephanie Dosen

I will admit, I haven't actually made anything from this book yet but I want to have a go at it all! The photography is stunning and the projects are really original. The projects range from simple to pretty complex so will appeal to all knitters. There's a pattern for the cutest wrist-warmers in here that I really want to have a go at so fingers crossed I'll get round to it!

So, here you are, my top 5 and most used (well apart from number 5) knitting and crochet books. Do you have any books you would recommend??


P.s. this is in no way a sponsored post. This is just a selection of my favourite books, most of which were received as Birthday and Christmas presents over the years. 


  1. The books you picked out seem great! My favorites knitting books are More Simple Knitted Gifts and Simply Knitting.

    Have a great weekend! :)

    1. Thanks Melissa, you too!

      Thanks for your suggestions, I will check them out :-)

  2. Woodland knits looks a fun book to add to the collection!

    1. It really is, the projects are lovely, I hope I can get round to knitting something from it soon!