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Winter is around the corner. It is the perfect time to knit and crochet cozy items. Whether you would like to knit or crochet a hat, a scarf or a dog sweater, you will find patterns, ideas and techniques from the books listed below. 


You can also check out Knitting Kit and Beginning Crochet Kit from the library’s Library of Things. These kits include materials you will need to practice how to knit and crochet.  


Winter knits made easy


Head-to-toe winter knits : 100 quick and easy accessories to knit by Monica Russel


Quick and easy Christmas : 100 gifts & decorations to make for the festive season


Sewing cozy craft projects : make adorable animal décor, gifts and keepsakes by Olesya Lebedenko


Crochet sweaters with a textured twist : 15 timeless patterns for gorgeous handcrafted garments by Linda Skuja


Design your own crochet projects : magic formulas for creating custom scarves, cowls, hats, socks, mittens, and gloves by Sara Delaney


Mix and match modern crochet blankets : 100 patterned and textured strips for 1000s of unique throws by Esme Crick


Modern crochet sweaters : 20 chic designs for everyday wear by Janine Myska


Wilderness knits : Scandi-style sweaters for adventuring outdoors by Linka Neumann


Knit mitts : your hand-y guide to knitting mittens & gloves by Kate Atherley


Shawls, wraps, & scarves by Louisa Harding


Modern crocheted shawls and wraps : 35 stylish ways to keep warm from lacy shawls to chunky afghans by Laura Strutt


How to crochet animals. Wild : 25 mini menagerie patterns by Kerry Lord


What to knit when you’re expecting : simple mittens, blankets, hats & sweaters for baby by Nikki Van De Car


Vogue knitting very easy sweaters : 50 simple, stylish designs 


Cable knit style : 15 stunning patterns for pullovers, cardigans, tanks, tees & more by Yi Hsing Joan Ho


Sock knitting bible : everything you need to know about how to knit socks by Lynne Rowe


60 more quick knits : 20 hats– 20 scarves– 20 mittens in Cascade 220 sport 


How to crochet animals. Ocean : 25 mini menagerie patterns by Kerry Lord


Knit and crochet today! [videorecording (DVD)]



Knitting Emagazines  18 emagazines 

Creative Knitting  Issue 83 n  

Simply Knitting Dec 01 2023 

Modern Knits

50 Baby Knits

Crocheting Emagazines 28 emagazines

Your Crochet Christmas 2023 

Interweave Crochet fall 2021

Crochet Celebrations

Fun Crochet Magazine Issue 5 




knitting ebooks 50 ebooks

crocheting ebooks 16 ebooksHongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

knitting and crochet
Knitting & Crochet for Winter
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