Kids and teens at Central library have been knitting and crocheting up a storm recently. If you’d like to join in their handmade fun, check out some of the books below.
Kids Knitting by Melanie Falick
From bouncy bean bags to bracelets to a rolled-edge sweater, step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations for twelve easy projects introduce juveniles to the basic tools, stitches, and techniques of knitting.
Kids Knit!: Simple Steps to Nifty Projects by Sarah Bradberry
From dolls to doll blankets, scarves to backpacks, the 20 projects in this fun, colorfully illustrated collection are especially geared to kids. It won’t be long before the youngest knitters are completing a headband, cat toy, teddy bear puppet, and drawstring purse.
Way to Crochet!: 20 Cool, Easy Projects for Kids of All Ages by Sherri and Michelle Haab
Whether you are making a gift for yourself, friends and family, or even your pet, you’ll love these 20 fun and easy projects! Clear photos and directions show you everything you need to know – from how to hold your hook to how to make a stitch. Before you know it, you’ll be making all kinds of cool, unique accessories.
Kids Crochet: Projects for Kids of All Ages by Kelli Ronci
Provides fifteen crochet projects that can be accomplished by young crafters, sharing step-by-step, illustrated instructions for such items as an ear-flap hat, a patchwork poncho, and a cupcake-shaped pincushion.
The Jumbo Book of Needlecrafts by Judy Ann Sadler
This is the ultimate book for anyone who’s ever seen a beautiful needlecraft design and dreamed of making their own. Each section (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilting and sewing) has an introduction and all the information needed to learn a craft quickly. Includes more than fifty easy projects.
Take a look at the colorful beret crocheted by one of Central’s young patrons last weekend!