Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts

Knitting & Crochet Books

  • LCGS
    • £3.99
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    Anyone who is just starting to crochet will love this book. Granny Squares are easy to learn and quick to complete and this book explains how to master all the techniques you'll need. It then offers 25 patterns that will help you make use of your newly learned skills.

    The repetition of stitches and patterns within granny squares is perfect for mastering the basics, and the squares can then be made up into all sorts of useful and beautiful things, from scarves and blankets to bags and cushion covers.

    Once you've mastered the squares, this book shows you how to branch out into hexagons, triangles and flower motifs and the combinations of shape, colour and patterns you can use are almost endless.
  • CHME
    Jody Long
    (1)
    • £4.99
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    Talented knitting designer Jody Long will show you how to decorate your home with a range of contemporary knitted projects.

    This book starts with an introduction to basic techniques so that the first project will be a breeze and includes instructions for larger items including a tea cosy, table set, wall hangings, throws, rugs, baskets and cushions of varying shapes and sizes.

    There are contemporary and stylish projects that will add style to every room.
  • MNKW
    Sachiyo Ishii
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    Suitable for all skill levels, Mini Knitted Woodland is bursting with cute and easy knitting patterns for animals, birds and other critters you would find living in a forest.

    There are 27 animals to knit and they all come with step-by-step instructions. The techniques you'll need to make the cute projects are also highlighted, complete with easy-to-follow illustrations.

    From badgers to bears and stags to squirrels, this is quite simply a magnificent animal-themed book. You can even knit together a forest floor mat to provide a backdrop to your scene.
  • HKSG
    Kat Goldin
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    With projects suitable for a range of abilities, Hook, Stitch & Give features 30 creative crochet presents that you'll love to treat your family and friends to.

    From birthdays to house-warmings and festive celebrations, you'll find the perfect project for every occasion. From cushions and cabled throws to cardigans, there are so many cool projects to complete.

    Kat Goldin has been crocheting all her life and was recently described by Mollie Makes as 'Crochet's new star'. Among the crocheted presents you can enjoy making are granite mittens, a tablet case and a bobble hat.
  • Crocheted Throws and Wraps - Paperback - 9781782494867 - Melody Griffiths
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    Melody Griffiths
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    This book is bursting with ideas for warm, beautiful and special throws and wraps that you can crochet by yourself. Among the other items featured are blankets, throws and coverlets.

    There is a comprehensive techniques section so you can master the art of crochet and these are followed by instructions for easy-to-follow patterns. The styles range from 'vintage' to 'around the world' and can be displayed in a variety of stunning colours.

    Suitable for all levels of crocheter, every one of the 25 projects is beautiful and there are even 10 extra ideas for smaller items including bed covers and pillows.
  • KYOF
    Sally Muir
    (1)
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    Filled with a collection of patterns for recreating herds of your favourite farmyard animals, Knit Your Own Farm has something for everyone - from cows, bulls and horses to cute chicks, lambs and piglets.

    Surprisingly easy to make, in only a few evenings you could create yourself a loveable animal companion - such as a llama, foal, donkey or bull, perhaps - and as an added bonus: these farmyard friends won't make any mess or take up too much room!

    Beautifully photographed and providing stitch-by-stitch instructions for creating all of the farm animals you could ever hope to meet, Knit Your Own Farm will make a wonderful treat for both the keen knitter and animal enthusiast.
  • KTBA
    Tracey Lord
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    A great book for first-time knitters, Knitting Basics provides step-by-step instructions that will help you become an expert with a needle and thread.

    Starting with casting on, garter stitch and casting off, this helpful knitting book has 20 workshops that will show you the different stitches and techniques you will need - as well as colour artworks to show how everything is done.

    As you progress, you'll also have the chance to learn how to read knitting patterns, how to join pieces and how to knit in the round. Among the projects you'll soon be creating are table runners, a child's jumper and textured throw.
  • Knitted Toys - Paperback - 9786059192156 - Tetyana Korobkova
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    Tetyana Korobkova
    (4)
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    Learn how to knit 14 adorable toys in this cute book. Every one of them has a traditional theme (perhaps reminiscent of The Magic Roundabout) and would make a lovely gift for anyone you know.

    The techniques you'll need to use to knit together the toys are clearly explained and there are step-by-step photographs to show you exactly what you should be aiming for. There are also photos to show close-up details and the finished pieces.

    The projects range from quick and easy for intermediate knitters to more complex designs and include tiny teddies, cool children and so much more.
  • KNTP
    Danielle Holke
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    Danielle Holke's Knits & Pieces is a comprehensive, illustrated miscellany that looks over the origins of one of the world's most popular crafts - knitting.

    Anyone who loves this hobby will find the facts in this entertaining history fascinating. Danielle explains all of the useful, not-so-useful, historical and humorous elements of the craft. She reveals how knitting brings about optimism and even tells all about knitting graffiti and yarn-bombing.

    She also looks at the revival led by bloggers, podcasts, celebrities and social media and how there is now a truly international knitting community.
  • AG1027
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    From the first loop to the last seam, First Crochet is an essential beginner's guide to one of the most popular needlecrafts.

    It's full of comprehensive instructions and step-by-step photographs that start by showing the basics, from holding the crochet hook to weaving intricate patterns.

    There are over 20 gorgeous projects to make including stylish home accessories like cushions and a throw and beautiful gifts such as scarves, bags and baby items.
  • TIPK
    (1)
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    Bestselling author and knitting guru Debbie Bliss returns with a handy, comprehensive and wholly accessible book that offers helpful tips to every ability of knitter.

    Beautiful photography and step-by-step illustrations complement Debbie's indispensable advice as she tells you how to improve on the basics of knitting, how to pick yarns, techniques for simple and more advanced shaping, casting on and off, and even tips on how more advanced knitters can progress into thinking about and making their own patterns. Tips on how to incorporate beads and buttons into your creations are also shared by Debbie.

    Guiding you through each process, this is an invaluable guide for knitters of every level; simply pick which areas you want to work on and Debbie will shed some brilliant advice!
  • CBOT
    Emma Brown
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    All of these cute animals live on the island of Shady Bay and have a role to play. There's Ronnie the bear who is the island's ranger, canine brothers Archie and Boris who build the homes and Whimsie the bunny who has a very wild imagination...

    You can crochet these amazing characters and many more with the 25 projects featured in this easy-to-follow book. The toys are suitable for children of all ages and the patterns can be made by anyone from beginners to experienced crafters.

    Once completed, these adorable and original animal toys will become friends for life.
  • KFTH
    Hilary Grant
    (3)
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    Inspired by traditional knitting, Hilary Grant's patterns offer a more contemporary slant on Nordic designs and in Knitting from the North she shows you how to make a host of cosy hats, gloves, scarves and jumpers.

    There are 30 colourful hand-knitted projects (two stunning jumpers and various ideas for hats and mittens) featured in the book and they all have clean and simple shapes that ensure that pattern and colour are always at the forefront. Hilary share her inspiration for each pattern and even gives advice on choosing the right yarn.

    Every project follows a pattern with a mitten, hat and scarf variation - meaning you'll soon have a whole winter wardrobe full of accessories.
  • CRBG
    Emma Friedlander-Collins
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    Using vibrant colours and easy-to-follow techniques, Emma Friedlander-Collins presents a functional collection of bags to crochet in this exciting craft book.

    Fun and functional, among the designs are an Aztec shoulder bag made in tapestry crochet and a strawberry handbag. There are also ideas for totes, holdalls and duffle bags. Emma even includes ideas for smaller items like a glasses case, a pencil case and a tablet holder.

    The techniques section covers all the basic stitches and will show you how to master tapestry crochet. It also includes advice on lining your bag and suggestions for variations to make each design your own.
  • KWYE
    Nikki Van De Car
    (4)
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    With 28 patterns for simple mittens, baby blankets, hats, sweaters and much more, Nikki Van De Car's What to Knit When You're Expecting is a wonderful treat for any expectant mother who enjoys knitting. The patterns featured in the book are suitable for babies aged up to 12 months and are relatively simple to make. There's even an illustrated guide to basic techniques for those new to the craft.

    The projects are organised according to how far the mother is along in her pregnancy and the projects range from clothes for girls and boys to quick and easy knits for when the arrival looms.
  • MSWC
    Roly Allen
    (2)
    • £12.99
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    Star Wars Crochet added an intergalactic side to the craft and now its sequel shows you how to make even more characters from a galaxy far, far away.

    This book comes with instructions for making 12 different characters including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rey and Finn and comes with enough material (yarn, stuffing, eyes, a crochet hook and a tapestry needle) to make your very own Jawa and BB-8.

    Providing hours of crafting entertainment, all of the projects have step-by-step instructions and can be completed by crocheters of all levels.
  • Hello Crafting Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910231463
    HCPK
    • £3.99
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Say 'hello' to a brand new hobby with this three-book collection of craft titles - you'll be hooked in no time!

    Crafting is becoming more and more popular by the day and this set of books provides the perfect introduction to crochet, sewing and knitting for novice crafters - as well as a wealth of inspiration for experts.

    Packed with step-by-step instructions for 45 individual project patterns to sew, knit and crochet, this collection of full-colour books will have readers hooked and making beautiful gifts for friends and family in no time at all.
  • NITO
    Claire Montgomerie
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    Featuring a range of techniques, with accompanying step-by-step diagrams, that are needed to learn how to knit and beyond, this comprehensive guide progresses with difficulty on every page so novice knitters can develop into accomplished ones in no time!

    The book features sections for basic skills like casting on and off through to intermediate techniques like reading patterns and more fanciful stitches, and culminates in advanced methods such as colour work, working with lace, and adapting patterns. Illustrated with detailed hand-shots, 30 stunning products are included so knitters can enjoy Knitopedia not just as a practical guide, but also as a creative one too.

    A helpful stitch list (in order of complexity) also features at the back, noting corresponding projects where each skill is used, so readers can easily navigate their way through this invaluable resource.
  • LLBY
    Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard
    (4)
    • £4.99
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    Danish knitwear designer Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard presents a delightful range of garments for toddlers in Lullaby Knits.

    With over 20 knitting patterns for those aged between 0 and 2, the unique patterns cover sweaters, cardigans, vests, dresses, blankets, bootees and even a cosy wrap for the parent.

    Highly contemporary and very comfortable for the little one, the designs focus heavily on texture and shape in solid colours and contain beautiful stitches, quirky details, classic shapes and lush yarns.
  • LRNK
    Fiona Goble
    (2)
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    With a lifelong experience of knitting, Fiona Goble knows what it's like when you're starting out - you're full of the best intentions and have the needles and yarn, but quite can't get your head around a knitting pattern...

    In Learn to Knit, she provides you with step-by-step instructions for all the basic techniques and stitches that you would need to make simple but stylish hats, scarves and home accessories.

    There are 25 patterns to choose from including bobble hats, bunting and even a pencil pot - and they're all really quick and easy to knit. Once you get started, you won't be able to stop!
  • HTMO
    Janelle Fischer
    (1)
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    Whether your child loves dogs, ducks or dinosaurs, you'll be able to make the right onesie for them with this fun and practical book. And with the cold winter nights just around the corner, now is the time to get making!

    Designed for those with basic sewing skills, the book shows how you can transform a plain garment to tie in with your child's favourite animals. Each motif is cut using a template as a guide and is appliqued in place, while the decorative stitching adds definition, humour and style.

    Compiled by Janelle Fischer, who has over 20 years' experience in the sewing and fashion industry, the book also provides a number of patterns for you to make use of, including a princess and a pirate.
  • KWGN
    Hanna Charlotte Erhorn
    (2)
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    For anyone who is a weekend knitter or a crafter with a few hours to spare, Knitting with Giant Needles could be just the perfect knitting book.

    Focusing on the latest trend of knitting with giant needles, the book will help you create beautiful and unique accessories for your wardrobe and home in next to no time.

    Among the 35 inventive, creative and practical projects are scarves, shoulder bags, cushions and blankets and the step-by-step instructions will appeal to newcomers and experienced knitters alike.
  • ECWE
    Nicki Trench
    (3)
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    Ideal for both beginners and more experienced crocheters, Easy Crochet: Weekend has 30 quick projects ranging from cushions and scarves to bags and hats that readers will love getting stuck in to.

    With a host of short crochet projects that can help and entertain you while away the weekend, the book contains step-by-step instructions and friendly text to help you with the projects. Among the book's highlights are Fingerless Mitts, a Felted Bag and a Spiral Table Mat - the perfect centrepiece for your next gathering!
  • AKUJO
    Kerry Lord
    (1)
    • £12.79
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    Get ready to spend some time with a suave high-flying rhino, a lovesick elephant who knows her way around a kitchen and a seriously chivalrous tiger...With just two weeks to go before baby Edward's due date, yarn enthusiast Kerry Lord picked up a crochet hook for the first time and a new obsession began. Over the next 12 months the collection of crochet animals expanded week on week until Edward's Menagerie was complete with 40 unique patterns. These cute animals with larger-than-life personalities are made using simple crochet techniques and the step-by-step instructions enable a complete beginner to get hooking straight away. Each animal also has a universal pattern where you can change your hook and yarn to create four different sizes, making 160 different possibilities. Be warned that these unlikely characters made using a supersoft yarn in a sumptuous natural colour palette will become your new best friends as you hook your way through the whole menagerie!