Best-selling Knitting & CrochetBy Search Press
Claire Gelder£12.99 £12.34
Fall in love with these oversized toys, then crochet them all, including three mini versions. Who could resist these loveable toys and their babies? De-stress by snuggling up with Mabel Bunny and her friends oversized crocheted toys, perfect for giant cuddles and little hands. Not just for children, the soft, chunky yarn and floppy limbs will appeal to all, so make them for yourself or give as gifts (if you can bear to part with them). Mabel makes a great reading companion and at about 70cm tall from head to paws, the animals sit comfortably on a shelf or at the end of your bed. As well as fifteen different animals to crochet and love, including a dragon, a polar bear, a red panda and a pig, you can also make a mini Mabel, octopus and koala, which are 30-40cm tall. The projects are pitched at beginners to improvers and are suitable for someone who has mastered the basics of crochet. So be inspired, choose a pattern to start and be prepared to fall in love with this collection of adorable toys.
Leonie Morgan£10.99 £10.44
40 blocks and patterns to crochet for throws, afghans and blankets Leonie Morgan is back with another wonderful book, showcasing her vibrant colour and stitch combinations. Featuring both block patterns and stitch patterns, there is plenty to please granny-square lovers and row-by-row enthusiasts. Each of the 40 designs comes with a clear written pattern, an easy-to-follow chart, a skill-level indicator and a large photograph. Instructions and yardage are also provided for making afghans in three sizes: baby blankets, lap throws and bedspreads.With advice on picking lovely colour combinations and a selection of edgings to finish their project, and a comprehensive collection of crochet stitches and techniques, readers will have all they need to create their own unique afghan
Monica Russel£9.99 £9.49
100 quick and easy winter knits from best-selling author and knitting designer Monica Russel. This gorgeous book brings together 100 of the best winter knits from best-selling author and knitting designer, Monica Russel. Previously published in the 20 to Make series, these fabulous designs are quick and easy to make, and include scarves, wrist warmers, hats, boot cuffs, headbands and snoods. With designs for men, women and children in a range of colours and styles, there is something for everyone in this valuable knitting resource. Using material from the following 20 to Make titles: Knitted Boot Cuffs, Easy Knitted Scarves, Knitted Wrist Warmers, Knitted Headbands, Knitted Snoods and Knitted Hats - this book provides a wealth of inspiration with projects that will become an essential part of your winter wardrobe!
Sachiyo Ishii£4.99 £4.74
20 patterns for gorgeous, quick and easy tiny Christmas toys to knit We all love Christmas! This gorgeous little knitting book by the ever-popular Sachiyo Ishii contains irresistibly cute knitted Christmas toys for knitters of all abilities. All the projects are accompanied by a clear, easy-to-follow pattern and fun photography. There is a useful page of basic techniques at the start of the book, including making up, stuffing and simple, decorative surface stitching. These lovely mini knits range from a polar bear, angel, penguin and robin to a Christmas pudding, bauble, snowman and Santa with his sack and many more cute and quirky Christmas ideas, all bursting with character. All the projects are beautifully made and exquisitely designed, and very easy to make. They make perfect gifts and will delight young and old alike.
Crocheted Wreaths for the Home: 12 Gorgeous Wreaths and 12 Matching Mini Projects for All Year Round
Anna Nikipirowicz£12.99 £12.34
12 beautiful crocheted wreaths to make for all year round, each with accompanying smaller projects. Wreaths are not just for Christmas - they can be used to decorate your home all year round! Anna Nikipirowicz shows you how to create sumptuous crocheted wreaths and other decorations that will grace your home and look beautiful, whatever the season. There is a wide variety to choose from, including spring, summer, autumn and winter wreaths plus a gorgeous succulents wreath and Easter, Halloween and Christmas wreaths. These lovely yarny creations are festooned with flowers, leaves and other decorations such as birds, owls, pumpkins, stars, bunnies and foxes. If you love the look but don't want to make an entire wreath, Anna also includes other smaller decorations such as garlands and terrariums. There are also three delightful tiny wreaths to make, featuring a hedgehog, a mouse and a robin. Each main project has a smaller accompanying project to make, and if you love crochet, you’ll love Anna’s imaginative designs.
Val Pierce£4.99 £4.74
Want to learn how to crochet? Make a granny square! The simple techniques have lasted for decades and now they are trendier than ever. With endless colour and size variations, creating these squares is fun and easy. They can be used like building blocks and combined with other squares to make original projects and gifts or used to embellish larger items. This book will show you how to create twenty different squares, including flower patterns, interpreted in different colours and yarns to create a kaleidoscope of effects. Also included are projects that show you how to make the squares into a simple baby blanket, arm warmers, a purse, a pin cushion, a mug cosy and a stylish pair of boot toppers. DMC yarns as well as fancy yarns are used, all of which are readily available, and both US and UK crochet abbreviations are used throughout.
Val Pierce£4.99 £4.74
Knit 20 little bears, each 20cm (8in) high, and dress them up in a wonderful range of colourful outfits that will delight both adults and children. All the bears in the book are based on the same, simple knitted bear, instructions for which are provided at the beginning of the book and are easy enough for even novice knitters to follow. There are 20 unique designs, including a hiking bear complete with boots and a backpack, a beach-loving bikini bear, a sweet honey bee bear, and a pretty pink ballet dancer, each with its own knitted outfit and accessories. Every bear has its own special character, and the reader is bound to find at least one they just have to knit. Suitable for adults as well as children, they make ideal gifts, and of course there is nothing to stop the reader creating characters of their own that they can personalise to suit a particular person or occasion.
Sachiyo Ishii£4.99 £4.74
Make your own collection of irresistibly cute knitted animals in soft, fleecy yarn. This gorgeous knitting book for knitters of all abilities by Sachiyo Ishii contains 20 lovely projects including a baby penguin, a koala bear, a guinea pig and a squirrel. All the projects are accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow patterns and photography. There is a useful page of basic techniques at the start of the book, including making up, stuffing, and simple, decorative surface stitching. These lovely mini knits are all bursting with character and feel extra soft and snuggly. All the projects are exquisitely designed and very easy to make. They make perfect gifts and will delight young and old alike.
Lynne Rowe£12.99 £12.34
Do you know a child with a favourite storytime character? Crochet them a hooded blanket, then settle down to complete the entourage! Bedtime bookworms will love snuggling up and listening to their favourite story in a cosy hooded blanket. Bring storytime to life as they act out the characters will they be a goodie or a baddie, Little Red Riding Hood or the wolf? Lynne Rowe’s latest new book has ten fun, fairytale projects to crochet, including a deer, a dragon, a lion and a unicorn. Each blanket can be made in two sizes: for toddlers (age 2 to 4) and for young children (age 5 to 7). Along with crochet techniques, there are suggestions for varying the yarn colour to create a different character (changing a polar bear into a brown bear, for example) and you can choose between a rounded or a pointed hood. Lynne has also designed a strip of matching bunting to accompany each project. Every blanket tells a story, with pockets on the sides for snuggly paws and different tails. Perfect for unwinding for a bedtime story and animating the oral tradition of storytelling little listeners, as well as their parents, will find themselves enchanted.
Sarah Abbondio£7.99 £7.59
You don't need a garden to grow this charming crop of cactuses - just a crochet hook, some yarn and a little crochet know-how! This delightful little book contains 16 patterns for crocheted cactuses that can be used to decorate your window ledges, your table and anywhere else in the home. They don't need watering or feeding, don't have sharp spines and are quick and easy to make. Using simple crochet stitches and widely available yarn, there are diverse varieties to choose from, which are inspired by real cactus species. Some are embellished with beads and others have ridges, flowers, bobbles and look just like the real thing. They make perfect, quirky gifts for friends and family and all they need is a plant pot to sit in. With a short techniques section at the beginning of the book to get you started, you can make a whole display in no time - so pick up your hook and yarn and get started!
Amanda Perkins£12.99 £12.34
A block-by-block guide to creating a rainbow of 30 colourful blankets, afghans and throws. Amanda's bold and inspiring use of colour and pattern gives stunning results that are deceptively easy to achieve. This colourful book contains illustrated block-by-block guides to creating ten stunning blankets, with colour variations providing twenty further creations. Each of the ten blankets is constructed from a series of simple motifs, including squares, hexagons and triangles: creating a large and sumptuous blanket is simply a matter of piecing together colourful motifs into wonderful arrangements. The book contains basic instruction on yarns and hooks, explains how to join motifs and sew in ends, and provides a brief guide to using colour. For each blanket there is an index of motifs used, accompanied by the instructions for how to make them: both in written form and as a chart. The blocks include a range of shapes and are accompanied by the 'fillers' needed to fill the gaps between them. Each project has a full colour chart, and takes the reader block by block through the entire construction process.
Search Press Studio£9.99 £9.29
A fabulous collection of 100 crochet projects that are quick and easy to make and perfect for crocheters of all abilities. This gorgeous book brings together 100 of the top crochet projects from the best-selling Twenty to Make series. With contributions from five top crochet designers and best-selling authors, these fabulous designs are quick and easy to make, and include stylish purses and hats, cute teddy bears, flowers, hearts and festive decorations. Whether you are on a budget and want to make a quick and quirky gift for a friend, or wish to indulge in a special treat for yourself, you will discover a treasure trove of ideas within this book that you simply won’t be able to resist.
Betty Barnden£9.99 £9.49
An essential guide for crochet workers of all abilities. Over 200 crochet stitches are explained in full, each accompanied by a photographed sample, row-by-row instructions, and easy-to-follow symbol charts. Additional chapters on basic techniques and materials, a stitch selector and a how-to-use section provide clear guidance for beginners and experts alike.
Alison Dupernex£10.99 £10.44
If you would love to knit but simply don't know where to start, this fantastic little book is for you! Previously published as The Beginner’s Guide to Knitting (978-1-90397-583-1), this popular book has been given a completely new and updated look. Now in a handy small format that fits comfortably in a bag and wire-bound so that it lies open while you are working, it also has a useful fold-out flap at the back that provides a quick and easy reference to all the abbreviations used in the patterns. All the essential techniques are covered, including basic garter and stocking stitch, casting on and casting off, and increasing and decreasing, all clearly explained using step-by-step photographs and simple instructions. Alison's designs have a timeless appeal that will delight knitters of all ages, and there are projects for children as well as adults. Within a few pages you will be knitting a fabulous stripy scarf, and by the end of the book you will be able to knit yourself a gorgeous cable-knit cardigan! Packed full of helpful tips and simple projects, this is a 'must-have' book for anyone who would love to knit but doesn't know how to.
Emma Guess£9.99 £9.49
Learn Tunisian crochet and make 10 fabulously stylish projects for you and your home. Tunisian crochet is a great way of producing stunning creative textiles and in this gorgeous book Emma Guess will show you how. Offering the perfect challenge for seasoned and new crocheters alike, Emma takes you from the absolute basics of Tunisian crochet. She then demonstrates how to develop your skills to create unique designs and textures. Accompanied by clear, step-by-step photography you’ll learn the basic stitches, then how to combine stitches and colour changes to create exciting new textures. There are three easy projects to practise your new skills, followed by ten stylish and modern projects for you to create. You can make a beautiful chunky blanket, a pair of mittens and matching scarf, a stylish shoulder bag, a chevron cushion and more. Emma’s unique style is fun, exciting and instantly alluring and these sleek and sophisticated projects will complement your home and make lovely gifts.
Haafner Linssen£12.99 £12.34
Grab your hook and discover the joy of crocheting stripes with these 20 beautiful stripy blankets inside by Haafner Linssen, author of the bestselling book Mandalas to Crochet Nothing says I love you’ quite like a handmade blanket, so grab your hook and discover the joy of crocheting stripes in this beautiful book by the author of the bestselling Mandalas to Crochet, Haafner Linssen. Inside, Haafner takes her readers on a journey into the world of crocheting stripes. These patterns are relaxing to create (taking readers into a state of what psychologists call 'flow') as they are pleasingly repetitive, can be worked up quickly and don't have lots of ends to sew in. The patterns for the 20 beautiful stripy blankets vary from simple designs that use only the most basic stitches perfect for an absolute beginner to more complex creations that use special stitches. Furthermore, each project comes with a written pattern, chart, colour advice and instructions for making it in a variety of sizes, ideal for making presents for little ones as well as your grown-up friends and family! You’ll also find all the basic crochet techniques clearly explained if you need to learn or refresh your crochet knowledge.
Rianne de Graaf£9.99 £9.49
10 stunning Wayuu tapestry crochet bags to make in exciting colourways and designs. Colourful, functional and fun these striking crocheted Wayuu bags have the best combination of features! Using the technique of tapestry crochet, there are ten stunning bags to make, all in excitingly bold colourways and designs, with the characteristic woven shoulder straps and drawstring cords. Some of the bags are also embellished with pompoms and tassels. Using the traditional geometric patterns and shapes of the Colombian and Venezuelan Wayuu people, each bag is unique and you can make them in your own choice of colours. Tapestry crohcet uses just one crochet stitch and is an easy technique to learn, and a section at the end of the book shows you how to make the beautifully braided straps and drawstrings. The braided straps could also easily be made on their own as trendy belts for trousers and skirts. Using very simple stitches, with easy-to-follow patterns and widely available 100% cotton yarns, these bags are too beautiful to resist - so pick up your yarn and hook and get started!
Search Press Studio£9.99 £9.49
An amazing collection of 100 knitting projects that are quick and easy to make and perfect for knitters of all abilities. This fabulous book brings together 100 of the best knitting projects from the best-selling Twenty to Make series. With contributions from top knitting designers and best-selling authors, these fun designs are quick and easy to make, and include stylish hats, headbands, wrist warmers and scarves, cute baby booties, flowers, fruit, mug hugs, phone socks, teddies and festive decorations. Whether you are on a budget and want to make a quick and quirky gift for a friend, or wish to indulge in a special treat for yourself, you will discover a treasure trove of ideas within this book that you simply won’t be able to resist knitting.
Claire Gelder£12.99 £12.34
Fall in love with these oversized toys, then knit them all, including three mini versions. Snuggle up with Robyn Octopus and friends - all loveable, oversized toys to knit. The soft, chunky yarn and delightful characters will appeal to all, not just children. They make great reading or TV companions and sit at about 70cm tall. As well as 17 different animals to knit and love, including a puffin, an orangutan, a turtle and a unicorn, you can also make Mini Robyn Octopus, Mini Mabel Bunny and Mini Chloe Cat, which are 30-40cm tall. The projects are aimed at beginners to improvers and are suitable for someone who has mastered the basics of knitting. So be inspired, choose a pattern to start and be prepared to fall in love with this collection of adorable toys.
Sarah-Jane Hicks£9.99 £9.49
20 fabulously cute amigurumi, kawaii-style crocheted Christmas projects to make. Do you love to decorate your home and make wonderful Christmas decorations for all your family and friends to enjoy? Then this is the book for you. It will delight and surprise with its fantastically cute, kawaii-style crocheted Christmas cuties. There are 20 great projects to make, including a wonderful Santa Claus accompanied by a lovely Mrs Claus; a cute penguin, polar bear and gingerbread man; Brussels sprouts, Christmas angel and even pigs in blankets! With a short techniques section at the beginning to explain the basics, these projects can be worked up quickly and easily using small amounts of yarn in your stash. You can even customize some of the projects if you wish and make Santa, the elf or the snowman's head into baubles with a short piece of yarn to hang them up. Whether you make these for your family or as gifts for friends, now is the time to pick up your hook and get crocheting amigurumi style!
Sabrina Somers£9.99 £9.49
20 lovable little amigurumi monsters to crochet and collect, from sprout-like sidekicks and spiky wolf companions, to leaf foxes and fiery cats! These loveable little amigurumi monsters are so cute and quick to crochet, you’ll want to make them all! At 10cm (4in) high, these manga-inspired plushie creatures are perfect little companions that can peek out of your pocket. Using just one size hook, crochet your partner or a whole team of beasts with unique powers, from a sprout-like sidekick and spiky wolf guardian, to a springy mouse and a fiery cat! Suitable for crocheters of all abilities, these tiny collectables make awesome gifts and mini makes for any age.
Portuguese Knitting: A Historical & Practical Guide to Traditional Portuguese Techniques, with 20 Inspirational Projects
Rosa Pomar£14.99 £14.24
The history and practice of knitting in Portugal, with 20 beautiful, traditionally-inspired patterns. More than just a history book or a handicraft manual, Portuguese Knitting is a journey into Portugal's knitting heritage. Traditional patterns and techniques are brought up to date in the form of beautiful modern pieces such as socks, hats, shawls, cowls, pot holders and leggings. Portuguese knitting differs from regular knitting in the way the wool is held; it can either be passed through a special Portuguese knitting pin attached to the knitter's clothes, or looped around the neck and then over a finger. Easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations allow beginners or more experienced knitters to recreate historical pieces in an original, contemporary way. You can make the projects as they are shown, or use other colours to create your own unique and original gifts.
Betsan Corkhill and Lynne Rowe£9.99 £9.49
Knitting is a relaxing and therapeutic pastime, and this winning combination focuses on mindfulness and the perfect stress-busting knitting projects. Whether you choose a portable project to knit on the go, a group project to do with friends, or one that introduces new skills to stimulate a creative mind, this book is the perfect path to keeping calm. The book is aimed at beginners as well as more advanced knitters, but does not include anything more complex than basic knit and purl stitches, increasing, decreasing and some simple colourwork.
Val Pierce£4.99 £4.74
Looking for a unique baby gift? Here are twenty gorgeous shoes, booties and pumps to crochet in a range of colours and styles, for both boys and girls. Choose from red strawberry-style shoes with flowery toes, smiley car shoes, Christmas booties and even shoes shaped like frogs! Each pair of shoes requires relatively small quantities of yarn and can be crocheted quickly, easily, and on the go using the clear instructions provided. Each project is accompanied by lists of the materials and equipment required and inspiring photographs. As all babies are different, sizes and age suggestions are given for each project, from birth to twelve months, but general advice is also given at the beginning of the book on how to increase or decrease the size of the projects.