CROCHETED BABY SHOES
VAL PIERCE (£4.99, Search Press) Baby shoes make a great gift for little ones, and this collection of 20 designs will have you oohing and aaahing. Find advice on how to adjust the size to fit baby’s toes and have fun creating all the fun details. Our faves include pastel bootees, pompom pumps, strawberry shoes and sweet slippers.
CROCHETED ANIMAL HATS
NICKI TRENCH (£12.99, CICO Books) With her trademark gorgeous designs, easy-to-follow patterns and clear photos, Nicki’s collection of 35 fun animal hats is a winner. Learn to create whiskers, ears, eyes and noses and keep kids, babies and grown-ups cosy in cute topper designs, including birds, insects, pets, wild animals and even a dinosaur.
MARIANNE DEKKERS ROOS (£14.95, Tuva) Inject some colour into your crochet with these fresh designs. Choose from bright cushions and blankets, vibrant things to wear and beautiful bags, all hooked in blogger Marianne's signature cheery boho syle. Over 20 things to make.
MEGA MINI CROSS STITCH
MAKOTO OOZU (£9.99, Pavilion Books) Tokyo-based cross stitch guru Makoto has packed 900 motifs into his book, which you can use to decorate bags, table linen, T-shirts and more. There’s a simple guide to the stitches, charts and how to use waste canvas. The motifs are arranged into shops, plus an alphabet, so get your teddy, robot or aeroplane from the toy shop, ball of wool and hook from haberdashery, and doughnut from the bakery.