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Crochet for Play: 80 Toys for Make-Believe

Publishing Sept. 15, 2019, Crochet for Play offers little ones 80 different toys that are perfect for playtime. Ideal for birthday gifts, shower gifts or for your own little ones, choose from a variety of adorable projects inspired by real-life careers. Kids can pretend to be a doctor, hairdresser, carpenter, mail carrier, policeman, gardener, painter, make-up artist and more! Plus, each project is quick and simple to crochet. You’ll love browsing through all the patterns featured in this collection.  

Paperback, 112Pages, $22.95, 978-0811738415

Cuddly Crochet Critters: 26 Animal Patterns

Every now and then, a collection of projects comes along that makes you squeal with delight! Cuddly Crochet Critters does just that with its 26 soft, pillow-like animals that are 100 percent huggable and easy to crochet. Ideal for beginner crocheters who are looking for fun gifts for the little ones in your life, these projects are so cute you won’t know which one to make (or hug) first!  Based on the Japanese “tsum tsum” style, each project starts with a standard base shape for the body featuring basic crochet stitches. From there, choose from 13 additional “critter combinations” and enjoy mixing and matching pattern pieces to create your very own koala, lion, zebra and more.

Paperback, 112Pages, $19.95, 978-048683395

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One Skein Crochet: De-Stash Beautifully, One Skein at a Time

It happens to all crocheters: we fall in love with one skein of yarn, buy it and then have no clue what to make. To make matters worse, we do this again and again until we have so many single skeins we don’t know where to even start in the de-stashing process! Let us introduce you to the solution: One Skein Crochet by Ellen Gormely. Choose from 15 inspiring accessories that use only one skein of yarn. Plus, Gormley shares her stash busting secrets including how to perfectly pair yarn with the right project, how to anticipate when a skein of yarn will end so you won’t be left hanging, tips and tricks on designing your own one-skein patterns and more.

Paperback, 112Pages, $22.99, 978-1632506689

Two Simple Shapes = 26 Crocheted Cardigans, Tops & Sweaters

Making crocheted tops has never been easier thanks to this upcoming release. If you’re able to crochet a square and rectangle, you’ll be making your own, easy-to-wear shirts in no time.

Using this book as your guide, you’ll transform crochet squares into trendy pullovers, cardigans, lightweight tops, wraps and more. Featuring a mix of intermediate and easy designs, you’ll soon be hooking up a whole new wardrobe that you’ll be proud to call your own.

Paperback, 120Pages, $22.95, 978-0811737838