My Favorite Crochet Book of All Time

Book Sale is on! Do you love new knitting and crochet books? I love them. I find so much inspiration in books, whether they be collections of sweaters and accessories, books on new (or old) techniques, or books about…nonsense. I love making nonsense! By that, I mean mostly impractical items to keep or give away but that are pretty much guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of people who see them. When I found in Twinkie Chan’s newest book, “Crochet Abode a la Mode”, I started making just that. It might be my favorite craft book ever, and so far, I’ve made four projects from it. Check them out!

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My Giant Donut Floor Pouf out of Mighty Stitch Super Bulky Yarn in Cream and Mint, with all different colored sprinkles. It took a lot of yarn, but was a quicker crochet project than I expected! I stuffed it with about 3 bags of polyester stuffing, and gave it to a good friend for his birthday, along with a real donut with sprinkles, and a strong cup of coffee. Job done.

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For another friend’s birthday, I made the Birthday Cake Toilet Paper Cozy with Mighty Stitch Bulky Yarn. The pattern was so quick and fun, and I’ll be making so many more cakes in the future! I hope to become known as the person who gives out toilet paper covers on special occasions :).

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For my kids, I made a Banana Split Throw Pillow from Mighty Stitch Bulky Yarn. I loved making this – all the parts were fun to create separately, and sewing it together was a blast (why don’t I feel like that about seaming sweaters?). My kids love to lean on it and read books before going to sleep.

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Finally, I made these Breakfast Dishcloths out of Dishie Yarn, as a housewarming gift for another friend. I love the egg and the coffee cup, but the waffle dishcloth is my favorite. When a great stitch lends itself to an adorable design, I leap in the air with happiness. Twinkie Chan’s newest book had me doing that a lot. I’d say it’s my favorite crochet book of all time!

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Are you the kind of person that finds a book they love and makes pattern after pattern out of it, or are you the type that buys lots of books, to gather inspiration from a number of sources? As you can see, I’m the former, and with book sale on (and all books 40% off) I’m looking for my newest book of nonsense to make me, and those around me happy. I think I might have found it – right here!


1 comment

  1. Arvind / September 16, 2016 / Reply

    Very lovely designs Holly K, Love these all spcly birthday cake looking amazing 🙂