In November 2014, I wrote a post about my top 3 crochet books. The books were, at that time the ones I referred to all the time for projects, inspiration and help. It was hard to keep it to 3 choices and even back then I had to add a fourth as a ‘special mention’…
My latest Crochet Books Recommendations
Today the reasons I choose to read or refer to crochet books are slightly different. I am a more experienced crocheter, so I refer to them less for help and for stitch inspiration, I can also now read a chart. Some books just jump out of the book case and simply beg you start a project, time and time again!
Then as now I am an amigurumi fan, I adore hooking up funny creatures and I love a challenging project.
With these reasons in mind to explain my book selections, it is interesting to note how my choices have changed, or have they?
Crochet Wild Animals by Vanessa Mooncie,
I love this fun book by the very clever Vanessa Mooncie… not for beginners but will keep you endlessly inspired as you can see I made Enid the flamingo!
Another one from Vanessa ….
..and last but not least Vanessa Mooncie again! Animal Heads to crochet…
Why I love these Crochet books
These books are not for the faint hearted, the projects take time. They are challenging and very clever patterns. Concentration is needed. However the end results are mini art sculptures and so well worth the numerous frogging sessions. I do like a challenge, I love yarn sculptures and I enjoy seeing how visitors react to these little creatures, that were born in a yarn basket and fell off my hook.
I do still love Cecile Balladino. If I an not being challenged by one of these amigurumi projects, I will be hooking up a design by Cecile.
If a crochet challenge is what you are after these are the ladies to turn to.
This is the link to my top 3 crochet books from the 2014 post if you care to take a look?