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Crochet Flowers Step-by-Step: Delightful Blooms for Beginners

Crochet flowers are so versatile that they have become a favorite among crocheters everywhere. Tanya Shliazhko’s Crochet Flowers Step-by-Step: Delightful Blooms for Beginners, has fifty beginner flower patterns to follow along with. Taking you step-by-step through each pattern, this book is perfect for a beginner but has patterns that anyone will love. Add these flowers to pins, hats, towels, keychains and more! You can make an everlasting bouquet or use them to spruce up an event invitation. Embellishments like these are too cute to stop making, and you will be hooked right away.

Paperback, 112 Pages, $14.24, 978-1250077943

Crochet Mandalas

In Crochet Mandalas, Marinke Slump and Anita Mundt introduce you to 20 original patterns, each with a mandala motif. Whether you’re looking for coasters, cushions and other homewards, or wearables like shrugs and vests, you’ll find those and more within these pages. Each pattern has full-color photographs and charts so that you can work up these masterpieces your way, and full abbreviations and stitch guides are included so that everyone, from novice through experienced, can take pleasure in crocheting their own mandalas.

Paperback, 104 Pages, $19.95, 978-0486791357

Crochet Stories: Grimms’ Fairy Tales

The Brothers Grimm created some of the most famous fairytales in the world, and Vanessa Putt took those and designed amazing amigurumi creations. With characters from Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Tom Thumb and more, you can create your own pint-sized cast of characters in no time. Perfect for children or for decorating for the holidays, Putt’s helpful instructions will give you everything you need to create these adorable toys. With sixteen patterns to choose from, you will soon have plenty of fun fairytale figures running around.

Paperback, 80 Pages, $14.95, 978-0486794617

Crocheted Scoodies: 20 Gorgeous Hooded Scarves and Cowls to Crochet

Scoodies, combination scarves and hoodies, are quickly becoming winter’s hottest accessory. Crocheted as one piece, scoodies will keep your neck and head super warm despite the harsh winter winds. Crocheted Scoodies features 20 original scoodie patterns so you’re sure to find something that suits your style. All skill levels are represented, and all projects have full photos to guide you through the steps. Plus, there’s also a guide to making accent pom-poms and tassels, should you want to add a little something to your finished piece.

Paperback, 96 Pages, $19.95, 978-1782213024