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May 5, 2016-Crocheted Abode A La Mode by Twinkie Chan
April 28, 2016-Vintage Modern Crochet by Robyn Chachula
June 23, 2015-Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Crochet by Deborah Burger
June 16, 2015-Happy-Gurumi by Vanessa Chan
June 9, 2015-The Crochet Coral Reef, Institute for Figuring
June 2, 2015-Honk! Beep! Vroom! by Cathy Smith
May 5, 2015-Leather, Lace, Grit & Grace by Denise LaVoie
April 2, 2015-Hooked: 40 Whimsical Designs from Weird to Wonderful
March 24, 2015-Crochet So Lovely by Kristin Omdahl
February 5, 2015-Formal Jewelry by Karen McKenna
January 13, 2015-Tunisian Shawls by Sharon Silverman
January 8, 2015-Crochet Ever After by Brenda B. K. Anderson
December 16, 2014-Big Book of Granny Squares by Tracey Lord, et al
December 11, 2014-Artists & Makers, magazine
December 9, 2014-Cozy Toes for Baby by Chantal Garceau & Mary J. King
December 2, 2014-Big Book of Little Amigurumi by Ana Paula Rimoli
November 20, 2014-Premier Issue: DIY Holiday, magazine
November 18, 2014-Cute Critter Crochet by Maki Oomachi
October 24, 2014-Soul Mate Dolls by Noreen Crone Findlay
September 23, 2014: Tunisian Crochet for Baby by Sharon Hernes Silverman
September 17, 2014-The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet by Margaret Hubert
August 28, 2014: Bathtime Buddies by Megan Kreiner
August 21, 2014: Reversible Color Crochet by Laurinda Reddig
August 13, 2013: It Girl Crochet by Sharon Zientara
July 11, 2014: Crochet for Baby All Year by Tammy Hildebrand
April 15, 2014:  Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats by Kristi Simpson
April 8, 2014:  Cute Crochet World by Suzann Thompson
April 2, 2014: Crocheting Clothes Kids Love by Shelby Allaho & Ellen Gormley
April 1-16, 2014: The Fine Art of Crochet Blog Tour ~ Fantastic Reviews by Outstanding Bloggers
March 11, 2013: Crochet For Dolls by Nicky Epstein
March 3, 2014: Modern Baby Crochet by Stacey Trock
February 28, 2014: Rustic Modern Crochet  by Yumiko Alexander
February 3, 2014: Today's Crochet by Susan Huxley
January 31, 2014: Crochet Pink by Janet Rehfeldt
January 21, 2014: Crochet Wraps Every Which Way by Tammy Hildebrand
December 9, 2013: Paper Yarn by by Uta Donath, Eva Hauch, Petra Hoffman, and Claudia Huboi
November 18, 2013: Crochet Stitch Dictionary by Sarah Hazell
November 11, 2013: Crochet Appliques' by Deborah Burger
November 4, 2013: Runway Crochet by Margaret Hubert
October 22, 2013: Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet by Kristi Simpson
October 19, 2013: Beastly Crochet by Brenda K. B. Anderson
October 8, 2013: Elegant, Fashionable & Chic Accessories by Karen McKenna
September 18, 2013: Crochet for Beginners Who Want to Improve by Ali Campbell September 10, 2013 A Survey of the Top Five Books in My Crochet Library:
   A Living Mystery - The International Art & History of Crochet by Annie Potter
   Old & New Designs in Crochet by Sophie LaCroix
   Crochet Workshop by James Walters
   Crochet in Plain English by Maggie Righetti
   Crochet with Beads by Kate Coburn
August 30, 2013: Crochet At Home by Brett Bara
August 19, 2013: Blueprint Crocheted Sweaters by Robyn Chachula
August 12, 2013: The Crocheter's Companion by Nancy Brown
July 16, 2013: Simply Adorable Crochet by Maki Oomachi
May 20, 2013 Tunisian Crochet Encore by Sheryl Thies
April 15, 2013: Fiber Art Now Magazine
April 9, 2013: Feeding Alice - A Love Story by Shelly Schacter
January 15, 2013: Fashions to Flaunt with Noro Yarns by Jenny King
December 12, 2012: When Grandma Isn't Crocheting, She's Hunting Big Game by Kathryn Vercillo
November 27, 2012 Crochet Saved My Life by Kathryn Vercillo
November 22, 2011: Austentatious Crochet by Melissa Horozewski
October 11, 2011 Learn Free Form Crochet by Margaret Hubert
May 201:1 Everything Crochet Edited by Carol Alexander & Connie Ellison-See Below
June 2011: Crochet Compendium Edited by Connie Ellison-See Below
December 2010: Contemplative Crochet: A Hands-On Guide for Interlocking Faith & Craft by Cindy Crandall-Frazier

June 2011 Everything Crochet Edited by Carol Alexander & Connie Ellison

In this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind guidebook, you’ll find the answers to these and many more questions or problems that every crocheter encounters at one time or another. For the beginner, basic stitch techniques are covered with easy-to-follow lessons and diagrams to get you started. From there, you’ll find invaluable information on a host of subjects, including how to: read patterns, master seaming, evaluate gauge, convert measurements, fix crochet mishaps, work with color, block projects and add professional touches to your crochet. I am proud to say that I have two designs featured in the chapter entitled, "Not Your Ordinary Crochet." You’ll also learn how to do a variety of techniques that go beyond the basics, such as mosaic crochet, Swedish embroidery, tambour crochet, fair isle, felting, crocheting with thrums and locks, flatwork bead crochet, crocheting with unspun fiber, doing cross-stitch on crochet, crocheting on fabric, and even how to process and crochet with pet hair. The book also includes a wide variety of fun, creative projects incorporating many of the techniques presented. Everything Crochet is available from Be sure to get your copy before it’s sold out!

May 2011 Crochet Compendium Edited by Connie Ellison

For crocheters who want to experience it all or for new crocheters who need a comprehensive reference book, Crochet Compendium is an excellent choice. From the popular publisher House of White Birches, this compilation offers 16 techniques, each demonstrated with full-color illustrations, step-by-step instructions and practice patterns. In this book, expert crocheters with names you know offer up their best techniques and provide interesting projects to help anyone get inspired about improving their skills! As always with House of White Birches, the stitch illustrations, an important visual aid to the crocheter who is learning stitches for the first time, are excellent. I was particularly impressed by the wide range of crochet techniques in this one handy reference as well as the nice collection of projects that put the newly learned skills to practical use! Crochet Compendium has 136 pages, retails for $19.95 and is well worth the investment as crocheters will refer to it for years to come!

2001:  The Weekend Crafter: Crochet by Jane Davis
Reviewed in the Chain Link Newsletter 

Long out of print, this book can be purchased at a very reasonable price on Amazon:

June/July 2000 Book Review by Carol Moore in Chain Link Newsletter (the news of CGOA)
Magical Miser's Purses: Crochet Patterns with Vintage Inspiration
This rare book can sometimes be found on Amazon:


Karen McKenna said…
Thanks for the round-up of reviews.

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