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Knitting and crochet books are available from Book People at unbelievable prices. They will help you craft some amazing projects.

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Knitting & Crochet Books

  • Knit Your Own Farm

    Sally Muir

    Product Code: KYOF
    Hardback
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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.
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  • 20 to Knit: Pocket Pets

    Sachiyo Ishii

    Product Code: BUADE
    Paperback
    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.
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  • Animal Amigurumi to Crochet

    Teri Crews

    Product Code: ATNUI
    Paperback
    Instructions on crocheting a bear, bunny, cat, dog, elephant, giraffe, hippo, and monkey delve into how to assemble the animals, and notes and tips on the crochet techniques used are included. These fun, intermediate-level projects are created with worsted-weight yarn and stuffed with fiberfill. The book details how to add finishing touches, such as 12- or 15-millimeter safety eyes, and the finished dolls range in size from 12 to 18 inches tall.
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  • Knitting for the Absolute Beginner

    Alison Dupernex

    Product Code: AFNHT
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    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.
    • £10.89
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  • Crocheted Cactuses

    Sarah Abbondio

    Product Code: BSYWZ
    Hardback
    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!
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  • Harry Potter Knitting Magic

    Tanis Gray

    Product Code: CDDBB
    Hardback
    Introducing the first official Harry Potter knitting book - a deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films. Channel the magic of the Harry Potter films from the screen to your needles with the ultimate knitter's guide to the Wizarding World. Featuring over 25 magical knits, the book includes patterns for clothing, home projects and keepsakes pulled straight from the movies - and even includes a few iconic costume pieces as seen on-screen. With yarn suggestions based on the true colours used in the films, projects ranging from simple patterns like the Hogwarts house scarves to more complex projects like Mrs Weasley's Christmas jumper, knit your own wizarding world. Projects: Crafty Creatures: patterns for Hedwig; Cornish Pixie; Fluffy the Three-Headed Dog. Wizarding Wardrobe: patterns for Mrs Weasley's Home-Knit Christmas jumpers; and Hogwarts' house scarves. Inspired Apparel: clothes and accessories inspired by characters, artefacts and themes from the films such as a Expecto Patronum! mittens and Quidditch socks. Delightful Decor: dress your home with Harry Potter decorative accessories such as Hogwarts House mug cosies and Seven Horcruxes tea towels. A true fan must-have, this book also includes fun facts, original costume sketches, film stills, and other behind-the-scenes treasures. Harry Potter Knitting Magic is sure to have fans everywhere summoning needles, conjuring yarn, and practicing their best knitting wizardry.
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  • How to Crochet

    Sara Delaney

    Product Code: AKXAH
    Paperback
    The perfect guide for beginners! Sara Delaney shows you her techniques for working a basic chain and creating single and double chain stitches. You'll learn about changing colors, joining, fastening off, reading crochet patterns, and working with different shapes. Working on small projects, such as a simple potholder or scarf, gives you the practice and experience you need before you move on to crocheting more complex patterns on your own.
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  • Knitted Teddies

    Sandra Polley

    Product Code: CBZIJ
    Paperback
    Join Sandra Polley and learn to knit your own classic bear! From miniature teddies to teddies reminiscent of collector's items of the 1940s and 50s, Knitted Teddies has patterns to knit more than fifteen gorgeous bears, ranging in style and size. With options for serious teddy afficionados; for bears with their own wardrobe of clothes; and even fully jointed bears. With easy-to-follow instructions and clear diagrams showing how to sew up, thread-joint, and create the perfect gift or heirloom, this is the perfect book for the experienced knitter or a keen beginner. Dress your bear in style with wardrobes including jackets, vests, cardigans, dresses, dungarees, scarves and hats. Learn how to build on the patterns given to create many other variations, including 'old' bears that have been loved and left in the attic, character teddies and mascots. Making an heirloom for your loved ones to cherish for years to come has never been so easy!
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  • Cable Knits from Nordic Lands

    Ivar Asplund

    Product Code: BZKLN
    Paperback
    Cable knitting is easier than it looks - and it looks extraordinary! Brilliant patterns and quality yarns give great results and this fantastic collection from design king Ivar Asplund shows off the beauty, versatility and endless possibilities of cable knitting. With over 20 projects ranging from sweaters, cardigans, and ponchos to scarves, wrist warmers, and hats, for children and adults, there is something here to please everyone. Novice cablers can work up something quickly with a single eye-catching cable edging, while seasoned knitters can test their skills on larger, more complex patterns with multiple interwoven cable designs. With step-by-step instructions, a tutorial section that explains the principles of working and combining cables to achieve a variety of striking effects, and tips and tricks to help ease your way, it's a dream come true for any cable knitter.
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  • Stripy Blankets to Crochet

    Haafner Linssen

    Product Code: CBLNE
    Paperback
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    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.
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  • Learn to Knit on Long Looms

    Anne Bipes

    Product Code: ATMOK
    Paperback
    You may be surprised to learn the range of knitted projects you can make without knitting needles! Long looms are another way to knit and this technique can be easily learned. The ability to make double knit fabric gives more options for surface texture, two-color work and larger projects. The resulting projects can be extra warm and give these items a wide range of uses. The designs in this book range from simple scarves and shawls to the more detailed felted slippers and a beaded mitten/hat and scarf set. Small projects such as the Garden Party Coasters and Place Mats are quick to knit, while the Color Block Baby Blanket and the Reversed Checkered Afghan offer more hours of happy knitting. A gift of the padded-sole Toasty Toes Moccasins is sure to be welcomed. Knitters who lack the dexterity to use needles may find that long loom knitting will enable them to create many beautiful and functional items. Making the useful and attractive designs in this book will enhance feelings of accomplishment and creative expression. Perfect for younger and mature knitters, long loom knitting can ensure hours of fun for knitters of all skill levels. Designer Anne Bipes is an experienced teacher whose designs are sure to inspire you. Her hints and directions will lead you to complete projects which will be worthy of your time and attention. You'll have fun being creative and know your work is well done!
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  • Crocheted Mandalas

    Lynne Rowe

    Product Code: AVXXR
    Paperback
    The book contains 20 beautiful designs for crocheted mandalas, in a range of sizes and colours and using different crochet stitches. There are patterns for a number of small mandalas (6-7 rounds plus an edging), medium mandalas (9-10 rounds plus and edging) and a few larger mandalas (14-15 rounds plus edging). To save on space for the written instructions, the medium mandalas will use the small mandalas for their centres, and the large mandalas will use the medium ones. Designs will range from very simple ones to start with, moving on to more complex ones at the end. The mandalas make great little coasters and mats for cups, glasses, vases, and so on and the book features some beautiful close-up photographs of the finished pieces, as well as overhead shots of all the designs. Lynne has used a variety of yarns including Hoooked Zpagetti to make a large mandala rug, the only really large project in the book. Otherwise, they are all very pretty little crochet projects - small, transportable, great for using up scraps of yarn - and they fit in perfectly with the current therapeutic colouring craze!
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  • 'Tis the Season Christmas Crochet

    Annie's Crochet

    Product Code: CCHXW
    Paperback
    Decorate your home this Christmas with 23 festive designs. Ornaments, garlands, afghans, pillows, angels, snowmen, gift-card holders and more are included in this book. Designs are made using mostly worsted-weight yarn, plus size 10 crochet cotton and bulky-weight yarn.
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  • Fiddle Mats, Muffs & Cuffs

    Product Code: BQNVF
    Paperback
    Express your creativity while supporting Alzheimer's and dementia patients. These 8 designs are full of interesting beads, bobbles and textures that many patients find reassuring and comforting. Each design is made using different types of yarn and textures. Patterns are given for each embellishment used, or you may create your own.
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  • Circular Knitting Workshop

    Margaret Radcliffe

    Product Code: ADYMJ
    Paperback
    More knitters than ever are using circular needles and enjoying the convenience, ease, and efficiency of knitting in the round. "Circular Knitting Workshop" teaches every aspect of circular knitting, and it empowers knitters of all levels to discover the satisfaction of knitting in the round. Circular knitting has many benefits, including making it easier to follow charts (with the right-side of the work always facing the knitter) and eliminating the need for seams. Margaret Radcliffe, author of "The Knitting Answer Book", is a master teacher. She presents Fair Isle, twined, helix, tubular, and other classic techniques in detailed step-by-step photographic sequences. Thirty-five demonstration projects let readers try out each new technique on a mini-version of a sock, hat, bag, mitten, sweater, or vest before applying it to a larger project. Radcliffe also shows readers how to convert patterns written for straight needles to circular.
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  • Knitted Bears

    Val Pierce

    Product Code: ABXCY
    Paperback
    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 which are easy enough for even novice knitters to follow. There are then 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.
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  • 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet

    Lesley Stanfield

    Product Code: AALAF
    Paperback
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    Everything is coming up roses with this delightful collection of flowers to knit and crochet. This work offers the perfect way to use up scraps of yarn or practice using novelty yarns - you can use them to decorate clothing, hats, bags and belts, embellish home accessories, or make a beautiful bouquet as an unusual display piece. Choose from simple spiral roses, pretty poppies, elaborate layered blooms, and fabulous felted flowers. The flowers are beautifully arranged on the pages, with stitched leaves and embroidered stems, and are cross referenced to a separate section featuring clear pattern instructions and information on yarn requirements. You will also find plenty of inspiration for embellishing your finished flowers with beads, buttons, sequins, and embroidery, plus ideas for using them in a range of fun ways, from unusual jewellery to decorating gift-wrapped packages.
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  • Kawaii Crochet

    Melissa Bradley

    Product Code: CCWGM
    Paperback
    Hook up a rainbow of kawaii goodness with this super-cute collection of 40 amigurumi patterns from modern crochet designer Yarn Blossom Boutique. From three adorable peas in a pod, to a winking fortune cookie, these 40 fun and easy amigurumi makes will bring the Japanese culture of cuteness into your hands and your heart.
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  • Quick and Easy Crochet

    Search Press Studio

    Product Code: BZKLF
    Paperback
    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. Projects have been taken from the following titles in the Twenty to Make series: Mini Christmas Crochet by Val Pierce Crocheted Bears by Val Pierce Crocheted Flowers by Jan Ollis Crocheted Granny Squares by Val Pierce Crocheted Beanies by Frauke Kiedaisch Crocheted Purses by Anna Nikipirowicz Crocheted Hearts by May Corfield Granny Square Flowers by May Corfield Previously published as 100 Little Crochet Gifts to Make (9781782213338).
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  • Beginner's Guide to Tunisian Crochet

    Emma Guess

    Product Code: BZIZT
    Paperback
    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.
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  • Mabel Bunny & Co.

    Claire Gelder

    Product Code: BZIZL
    Paperback
    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.
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  • Twenty to Make: Knitted Hats

    Monica Russel

    Product Code: BLJNK
    Paperback
    Knitted hats are never out of fashion, and in this collection of twenty hats to knit, Monica Russel brings you traditional, and modern, designs that you will want to wear all year round! From the beanie to the beret, each design can be knitted as shown in the book, using the easy-to-follow instructions, or adapted in a colour scheme that best suits the wearer. Choose from bobble hats or Nordic ski hats complete with ear-flaps and tassels, plain weaves or Fair Isle knits: the twenty designs can be adapted into a multitude of colour and pattern combinations - there's a knitted hat to be made for every discerning head!
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  • Crocheted Flowers

    Jan Ollis

    Product Code: ATLCK
    Paperback
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    Jan Ollis has designed twenty different flowers, and each one is accompanied by an alternative in a different colour scheme. Full crochet instructions are given for each flower, together with lists of the materials and equipment needed. Each design is simply photographed so that crocheters can see the design clearly, and is also shown in a sumptuous styled photograph, showing the beautiful possibilities of the finished pieces, including brooches, and embellishments on hats, bags, sweaters, place mats, cushions, scarves and even shoes.
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  • Knitted Flowers

    Susie Johns

    Product Code: ABXCZ
    Paperback
    Susie Johns has created twenty beautiful flowers that knitters and flower lovers will love to create. Simple, easy-to-follow instructions are provided for each flower, and Susie's inspired choice of wools and novelty yarns make these wonderful projects for anyone interested in contemporary knitting design. Features include: twenty great designs; ideal for decorating bags, clothes, shoes and more; clear step-by-step knitting instructions; and, easy and fun to make.
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