We keep the newest books and magazines on the teacart in the front room, which is a table you’ll see right when you walk into the shop, covered in the latest publications. Here are two new books for crocheters that have made a home on the teacart these past few weeks: Modern Baby Crochet and The Big Book of Crochet Stitches.
Stacy Trock’s Modern Baby Crochet is a collection of crocheted nursery accessories, from pillows and blankets to mobiles and toys.
Trock has the patterns organized thematically by color, a pleasing way to showcase these sweet stitches. Most patterns call for worsted weight yarn; the soft and machine-washable Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted would be a great choice, with its wide range of solid colors.
Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss’s Big Book of Crochet Stitches is the crochet stitch dictionary we’ve been looking for.
With crisp color photos and over 350 stitch patterns to swatch and design with, The Big Book of Crochet Stitches is something like the Barbara Walker Treasury of crochet.
From bobbles to chevrons to fans, shells, and picots, The Big Book of Crochet Stitches includes all manner of crochet stitch patterns in a wide variety of textures. Flip through it when you’re looking for inspiration, wanting to try something new, or designing your own scarf, shawl, or blanket.
Come by the shop to check out these new titles, and plan your next crochet project!