Winter has finally arrived here in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, and that’s got me thinking about making some new blankets for my family and for Christmas gifts.
Several new pattern books have just come out, offering lots of great ideas and patterns:
Designer Knit Home: 24 Room-By-Room Coordinated Knits to Create a Look You’ll Love to Live In by Erin Eileen Black. This just published book features big, chunky blankets for all over your home: bedroom, kids’ rooms, family room, and even your office. A few pillows, baskets, and other accessories are included. All are knit with big needles for quick and easy projects.
Corner to Corner Crochet: 15 Contemporary C2C Projects by Jess Coppom. For advanced beginners, this book has plenty of technique tips and instruction on “C2C.” The blanket patterns in this book are particularly nice.
The Art of Crochet Blankets: 18 Projects Inspired by Modern Makers by Rachel Carmona. This beautifully photographed and colorful book will inspire crochet crafters to up their game. The author showcases the work of several artists to draw inspiration for her own designs. Artists working in papercraft, quilting, tiles, fabric design, and tiles are featured, along with a crochet design based on that artist’s work. Designs based on paper craft and quilts were especially nice.
Quilt Big: Bigger Blocks for Faster Finishes by Jemima Flendt. The concept of this book is beautifully simple: make big square instead of tiny squares for quicker, easier projects and bold designs. With vivid designs, this book gave me lots of project ideas to last me the whole winter.
Enjoy these new books! Happy Crafting!