Handmade Gift Ideas for People Who Love Crocheting, Knitting and Stitching

Posted on November 21, 2018

by Amy H

Make personalized, heartfelt gifts with these great books on crocheting, knitting, embroidery, stitching and amigurumi.

Books to Inspire Your Creative Streak

Crocheting, Knitting, Embroidery and Amigurumi

Arne & Carlos Favorite Designs : Greatest Hits & New Inspirations by Arne & Carlos

Arne & Carlos favorite designs : greatest hits & new inspirations by Arne Nerjordet & Carlos Zachrison

Across 15 years and 7 uniquely beautiful instructional books, Arne & Carlos have built their brand, from breakout phenomenon to reliable suppliers of creative inspiration. Now they’ve gathered the “best of the best”—70 of their favorite techniques and patterns, including balls, dolls, birds, slippers, sweaters, scarves, mittens, and more—in a sourcebook that has something for everyone.

Hygge Knits : Nordic and Fair Isle Sweaters, Scarves, Hats, and More to Keep you Cozy by Nicki Trench

Hygge knits : Nordic and Fair Isle sweaters, scarves, hats, and more to keep you cozy / Nicki Trench

Suddenly everyone wants to be Scandinavian, and to “hygge” (pronounced hue-guh) which means “a sublime state of cosiness” felt when you are with friends or loved ones. It can be enhanced by the addition of a log fire, a sweet treat and a cozy knit. So spread the love, and keep things cozy, by knitting yourself—or your family—a warm and beautiful sweater, hat, gloves, or socks, with a Scandi feel.

Mini Hoop Embroideries : Over 60 Little Masterpieces to Stitch and Wear by Sonia Lyne

Mini Hoop Embroideries: Over 60 Little Masterpieces to Stitch and Wear by Sonia Lyne

Frame it, wear it, look awesome.

Stitch and paint dozens of different embroidery designs in these cute mini embroidery hoops by Sonia Lyne, founder of Dandelyne(TM)! Following the simple instructions inside, create 20 tiny masterpieces in a wide range of styles – from classic embroidered flowers and applique animals, to abstract stitch’n’paint shapes and tasselled creatures. Then, proudly frame your stitch art and turn it into wearable jewellery, necklaces, brooches and more. Whatever your style, there’s something for everyone inside, making these teeny trinkets perfect little treats for loved ones (as well as yours truly)!

Snuggle and Play Crochet : 40 Amigurumi Patterns for Lovely Security Blankets and Matching Toys by Carolina Guzman Benitez

Snuggle and play crochet : 40 amigurumi patterns for lovely security blankets and matching toys / Carolina Guzman Benitez

Snuggle up with a crochet comforter or play with a colorful character. This unique collection of 40 amigurumi patterns are simple to stitch and super cute! Featuring crochet toy patterns including boy and girl dolls, dogs and cats, bears and bunnies and many more, this amazing collection will give you over 40 different crochet toys to create. Also available in eBook.

Explore more ways to inspire your creative spirit …

Embroidery, Stitching, Crocheting, Amigurumi and Felting

Modern Folk Embroidery by Nancy Nicholson
Edgy Embroidery: Transform Conventional Stitches into 25 Unconventional Designs by Renee Rominger
Tiny Stitches: Buttons, Badges and Pins to Embroider by Irem Yazici
Simply Stitched: Beautiful Embroidery Motifs and Projects with Wool and Cotton by Yumiko Higuchi
Make + Mend: Sashiko-Inspired Embroidery Projects to Customize and Repair Textiles and Decorate Your Home by Jessica Marquez and Erin Scott
Whimsical Stitches: a Modern Makers Book of Amigurumi Crochet Patterns by Lauren Espy
Amigurumi at home : crochet playful pillows, rugs, baskets, and more by Ana Paula Rímoli.
Little Felted Dogs: Easy Projects for Making Adorable Pups by Saori Yamazaki

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