Thursday, October 9, 2014

New & Novel: Knit & Crochet Gifts & Seasonal Accessories

There's a chill in the air in the evening and early mornings now.  What better time to curl up with some yarn, and do some knitting or crocheting or both? You still have enough time to get some projects done before the holidays, too!  Here are some possible gift and seasonal accessory (hats, scarves, etc.) guides for the crafty amongst us...or for those who know someone crafty who might whip up some socks or mittens for their friends before the weather gets cold!

If you end up making anything from a library book pattern, we'd love to see it! Send your pictures to and we will display them in a blog post!


Quick Icelandic Knits: Sweaters, Hats, Socks, Mittens and More by Gunn Birgirsdottir

Farmyard Knits by Fiona Goble

Doggy Knits: 10 Original Patterns For Your Style-Conscious Dog by Alison Jenkins

Literary Knits: 30 Patterns Inspired By Favorite Books by Nikol Lohr

Sweet & Simple Handmade: 25 Projects to Sew, Stitch, Knit & Upcycle for Children by Melissa Wastney [eBook]

Knitted Animal Hats: 35 Wild and Wonderful Hats and More for Babies, Kids, and the Young at Heart by Fiona Goble

50 Yards of Fun: Knitting Toys from Scrap Yarn by Rebecca Danger

Northern Knits Gifts: Thoughtful Projects Inspired by Folk Traditions by Lucinda Guy  [eBook]


Hello Kitty Crochet: Super Cute Amigurumi Patterns by Mei Li Lee

Clever Crocheted Accessories: 25 Quick Weekend Projects by Brett Bara [eBook]

Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects From Crocheters Around the World edited by Judith Durant and Edie Eckman

Simply Adorable Crochet: 40 of the Cutest Projects Ever! by Maki Oomachi

My Crochet Doll: A Fabulous Crochet Doll Pattern With Over 50 Cute Crochet Doll's Clothes and Accessories by Isabelle Kessedjian

Crochet Noro: 30 Dazzling Designs edited by Joy Aquilino

We recently became aware of the National WWII Museum's Knit Your Bit program, which allows you to knit or crochet scarves for veterans. They even provide patterns, such as "V for Victory"! This is an ongoing project, so if you are interested in participating you can send it a scarf at any time, but if you get it to the museum by early December, they can spread "holiday cheer".  Instructions are on their website. You can also check out this children's book on the topic:

Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story by Deborah Hopkinson

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