I haven't been doing a whole lot of crocheting the past few weeks. It seems like I've done it non stop since this summer, so I guess I'm just a little burnt out :) This will not last for long! I've yet to photograph all the things that are in the plastic bin in my room :-/ So, instead of showcasing my things today, I've decided to share with ya'll some of my favorite crochet publications!
I have been subscribing to Crochet Today magazine since the July/August 2009 issue. I had been looking at it online for a while and finally decided to subscribe. I wish I had decided to subscribe a few years earlier! I can honestly say that this has been the best investment I've made in my crochet adventure! It is a bi-monthly publication that usually has around 20 patterns per issue. Most of the patterns are begginer friendly, but they also feature some more advanced patterns as well. All of the patterns are stylish and up-to-date. I would definitely reccomend this to any of my friends who crochet. A picture of all their patterns are up on the website. Check it out!
Another one of my favorites would have to be The Chicks With Sticks Guide to Crochet: Learn to Crochet with More Than 30 Cool, Easy Patterns by Nancy Queen and Mary Ellen O'Connell. In the past a lot of books geared towards begginers were... well... boring. But not in this book! The projects in this book are classic and chic! The level of this book ranges from beginner to advanced begginer. Chicks With Sticks is written in a very conversational style. When I read it, it feels like the authors are sitting next to me telling me how to make my project. These projects also build upon each other. The patterns at the beggining of the book are geared toward the early begginer, progressively getting a bit more challenging as the book goes on. This book is perfect for learning how to crochet. I wish it had been around when I was learning!
These are just two of my favorites. I hope this encourages you to pick up a crochet hook and some yarn and start stitching!