With the holidays just a few months away, those who plan to give homemade gifts need to get started on those projects now. Two books can help.
Crochet Animal Rugs
Over 20 crochet patterns for fun floor matts and matching accessories
Ira Rotts pattern for an elephant rug went viral in June 2016. Now Rotts has produced a book with that pattern and more. Crochet Animal Rugs includes patterns for not only an elephant but many other animals that children love. There are also instructions for accessories – pillows, laundry bags, and book bags. Don’t know how to crochet? Don’t worry. The book has basic lessons to have you hooking before you know it.
The Knitter’s Dictionary
Knitting Know-How from a to Z
If you prefer to knit those special gifts but sometimes get stuck with a complicated pattern, then Kate Atherley’s book is for you. Full disclosure: I’m a knitter, an experienced one at that, and have already found myself consulting Kate’s book on several occaions. Her definitions and descriptions are easy to understand and better yet simple to follow. A book that should find a spot on your knitting reference shelf.