200 FUN THINGS TO CROCHET VICTORIA LYLE (£14.99, Search Press)
Never be stuck for your next project with this collection of small and super-cute designs. The patterns are inspired by nature and all accompanied by clear stitch charts. Hook tiny fruit and veg, insects, flowers and sea creatures, as well as a collection of floral squares and motifs.
ENCHANTED FOREST CREATURES JESSICA BOYER (£5.99, Leisure Arts)
Fans of cute critters will love this book, which has patterns (in US terms) for eight amigurumi woodland dwellers. There are three magical creatures – a gnome, gnomette and fairy – plus a menagerie of adorable animals.
TOP!DOWN CROCHET SWEATERS DORA OHRENSTEIN " £13.99, Storey)
If you’ve always wanted to try the top-down method of crocheting garments, here you’ll find 14 patterns for beautiful jumpers and cardigans. Written in US crochet terms, the book comes with detailed instructions and information on construction, tension, choosing your fibre and how to get your garment to fit just right.
COLOUR CONFIDENT STITCHING KAREN BARBÉ (£16.99, Pimpernel Press)
Choosing a colour palette is a vital part of any project, and this book from textile designer Karen, packed with beautiful photography, is here to help you be more confident and adventurous with your choices. While it’s written with embroidery in mind, the ideas can easily be translated into crochet.