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Colorful Crochet Lace: 22 Chic Garments & Accessories

Lace crochet remains ever-popular with its timeless beauty and complex designs, so it’s time to throw some color to the mix with Colorful Crochet Lace. Choose from accessories like scarves, shrugs and totes to lacy wearables like t-shirts, dresses, tunics and cardigans in this extensive pattern collection, all designed by Mary Jane Hall. The lace patterns used range from simple, allover designs to more complex and involved lacework and patterns, and all are worked in a mix of yarn weights and colors. Plus, learn the Graduated Stitch Method, designed by Mary Jane herself, to shape and customize the fit of an item without using increases or decreases.

Paperback, 160 Pages, $24.99, 978-1620336987

Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Crochet

Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Crochet is the perfect way to teach your child how to crochet. Complete with over 200 photos and easily followed step-by-step instructions, Deborah Burger starts with the basics, like hook and yarn choice, and then moves into simple stitches and techniques. Skills and difficulty levels are clearly defined for each project, so you’ll know in advance which techniques to practice with your child. This complete crochet guide for kids provides the best foundation for a future love of crochet.

Paperback, 128 Pages, $24.99, 978-1589238558

Once Upon a Time… in Crochet: 30 Amigurumi Characters from Your Favorite Fairytales

Once Upon a Time… in Crochet takes you through 12 of your favorite fairy tales and walks you through the steps to make your own amigurumi characters. From Thumbelina and Puss in Boots to your own little Ugly Duckling, relive your favorite storybook moments with this fun collection from author Lynne Rowe. Full color photos are included as well as a techniques section featuring step-by-step tips to master the intricacies of amigurumi.

Paperback, 96 Pages, $17.95, 978-1782210924

Quick Crocheted Accessories (3 Skeins or Less)

Accessories are always in season, and in Quick Crochet Accessories, Sharon Zientara shares a collection of projects that use up to three skeins of yarn. Choose from scarves, shawls, socks, slippers and more! These projects are clearly labeled with their yarn amounts, so no matter how much yarn or time you have on hand, you’ll find something to suit your needs. Regardless what your current level of crochet is, you’ll find the perfect project to suit your skill, from something quick and easy to something a bit more involved, including a little bit of colorwork.

Paperback, 120 Pages, $23.99, 978-1620337981