Super Scary Crochet: 35 gruesome patterns to sink your hook into$ 24.95
If you are bored of cute and sweet crochet, then you will love Nicki Trench’s gruesome, spooky and downright disturbing collection of zombies, witches, murderers, and more. There are four chapters of characters who have committed all kinds of unforgivable deeds. The first chapter, ‘Scary Families’, has creepy relatives who definitely believe that blood is thicker than water, such as the Queen of the Vampires, complete with felt crown and lace detailing. In ‘Famous Scaries’, meet classic characters like the Headless Horseman, who has crocheted blood spurting from his neck, and his horse Hades, made in jet black yarn. ‘The Living Dead’ is a creepy mix of werewolves, witches and the clinically insane, while the ‘Deathly Companions’ chapter has murderous villains and even a shrunken head. As well as crocheting your own cast of scary characters, you will find patterns for accessories including the spider bag complete with eight legs. At the back of the book is a comprehensive techniques section explaining all you need to know, which makes the projects suitable for any level.
Learn to Cro-Tat Kit$ 14.00
This package will help you bring back the cro-tat technique, and includes 1 size 6 Cro-Tat hook, How-to instructions including color photos, plus 3 brand-new projects all made using size 10 cotton thread. You will love getting reacquainted with this beautiful technique. Shawl requires 1200 yds of size 10 thread; Necklace requires 350 yds of size 10 thread and Mandala requires 350 yds each of 8 different colors size 10 thread.
Blue Ribbon Afghans from America’s State Fairs by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader
As a fan of crocheted afghans, you will love Blue Ribbon Afghans from America’s State Fairs: 40 Prize-Winning Crocheted Designs by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader. Check out the great patterns on Ravelry to see some of the gems inside.
Each of the extraordinary hand-crocheted afghans displayed here in magnificent photos is a blue-ribbon winner. They’ve all taken the top prize at one of America’s state fairs-the prime public venue for showing off the best of our nation’s traditional crafts. The styles, colors, and patterns are as varied as the folks who fashioned them, ranging from an afghan with an elegant white-on-white country design to one that has a wildly kaleidoscopic motif. Crocheters can recreate these wonderful items at home, thanks to patterns, detail shots, and instructions, and experience the charm that makes the state fair such a special part of American culture. Scattered throughout the text are fun facts about the fairs, along with new and vintage photos.
Embellished Crochet by Cari Clement
Adding Embellished Crochet: Bead, Embroider, Fringe, and More: 28 Stunning Designs to Make Using Caron International Yarn by Cari Clement to your collection will provide you with hours of stunning, creative embroidery, beading and fringe work that you can add to really wonderful crochet patterns. View some of the gorgeous patterns you will create with this book.
Two of the hottest fashion trends in recent years—both embellishing and crocheting have emerged as sophisticated fashion influences. Embellished Crochet provides clear, illustrated instructions for all the fabulous embellishments included, with concise explanations and detailed step-by-step photos so you can either re-create them on the projects featured or use them as inspiration for your own designs. Each type of embellishment, from beading to embroidery to embellishing with braid, is shown in full-color close-up photography, with charts and stitch diagrams deemonstrating how to work each step along the way.