Do you have a craft library? I love my collection of crochet and knit books. And every year, craft publishers come out with more goodies for us. So, even though it’s early, we here at the Marly Bird team wanted to let you know about the 2022 books that we think you’re going to want to pre-order.
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Why Pre-Order Books for Your Craft Library?
You might wonder why you should pre-order these books when they aren’t even released until next year. The answer is simple: it automates the process. You sign up for them now. These crochet and knit books ship to you as they become available. You’ll not only still want the books; you’ll enjoy getting that surprise mail all throughout the year. It’s like a treat for your future self.
Top 2022 Knitting Books to Pre-Order Now
Books for Learning How to Knit
In addition to books, another great way to learn to knit is through the BiCrafty Bootcamp: Knitting Lessons for Crocheters series. It’s a ground-up way to learn the craft, whether or not you know how to crochet.
How to crochet and knit books are always good choices. Inspire someone you know to begin crafting with one of these books.
A Beginner’s Guide to Knitting: A complete step-by-step course
This book is subtitled: “Your Definitive Guide to Creating Colorful, Lusciously Textured Knitwear.”
In 2021, we saw a huge list of Nordic knitting books. So many great patterns derive from the origins of these countries. Therefore, we’re not surprised to see some new ones coming out in 2022 that we think you’ll want in your craft library.
The Nordic Knitting Primer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Scandinavian Colorwork
If you’re just getting started with Nordic knitting, then this is a good place to begin.
Enjoy working on more than three dozen different knit sweater and knit jacket patterns if you add this book to your craft library.
Knitted Socks from Finland: 20 Nordic designs for all year round
If you love knitting socks and knit colorwork, then pre-order this one!
Do you love the Christmas in July crafting? Well, this book comes out in July 2022, and it’s filled with knit Christmas ornament patterns inspired by Scandinavia.
Nordic Knits: 50 Beautiful Patterns to Knit and Keep You Cozy
With a wide variety of knitting patterns from three different designers, this book should keep you happily crafting all year long.
Vivian Hoxbro is also the author of “Traditional Danish Sweaters.” Therefore, she brings that Nordic sensibility to this new book. She shows you how to knit really basic shapes. Then she shows you how to combine them in unique ways to create wearables and home decor.
Knit Patterns for Garments
It’s always so fun to knit for little ones isn’t it? Baby clothes are among the most popular crochet and knit books. But many people also love knitting garments for grownups. There are new knitting books for both types of knitters.
Learn how to knit a basic baby romper. Then learn how to use colorwork, add features like hoods, and change other small details to create more than two dozen knit rompers. Additionally, there are two knit romper doll patterns for your child’s favorite dolls.
Knit Fold Pleat Repeat: Simple Knits, Gorgeous Garments
Amazon explains this better than we can: “Knitting guru Norah Gaughan shows you how to make rectangles, squares, and simple shapes—then fold, twist, and pleat them to create unique, fashionable clothes and accessories.”
Knitting as Therapy Books
More and more people are beginning to recognize craft as therapy. So there are more crochet and knit books that emphasize this great feature of yarn.
Co-founders of the Black Girl Knit Club, Sicgmone Kludje and Vea Koranteng, have authored this meditative knitting book. It has twenty different knit projects for accessories and home decor. More than that it includes:
- How to knit basic stitches and techniques
- How to adapt those into other projects besides the ones in the book
- Methods of upcycling textiles for use in your knitting
- And obviously a focus on knitting for joy, healing, and rejuventation
Knitting for Radical Self-Care: A Modern Guide
This is a knitting pattern book. In fact, there are ten knit patterns in this book, each inspired by “revolutionary women of color.” However, it’s also a craft as therapy book. It includes essays on self-care and “sourcing creativity.”
New Knit Accessories Books
If you love to knit hats, mittens, scarves, and other accessories, then these are the 2022 knitting books to pre-order for your craft library.
This inspiring, unique book’s subtitle is 63 Easy-to-Follow Designs for Beautiful Beanie Hats Inspired by the US National Parks. What fun inspiration. And you could take these knit hat projects on the road as you visit some national parks yourself.
If you love knitting hats, then you definitely need to add this to your craft library. According to the Amazon description: “This interactive knitting book contains photographs of different hat brims, bodies and crowns that can be combined in a total of 10,626 ways to create unique hat patterns.” If you want to practice designing your own knit hats, this looks like a great place to start. Jo Allport is this book’s author.
Cozy Knits: 50 Hat, Mitten, Scarf and Sock Projects from Around the World
These fifty knit accessories patterns derive inspiration from textiles around the world.
Subtitled, “35 warm and stylish designs to knit, from lacy shawls to chunky wraps,” this book has knit shawl patterns for both beginner and experienced knitters. Laura Strutt actually authored both crochet and knit books on this topic. Scroll down to see the crochet version.
Knit Shawls: 25 Unique & Vibrant Designs
If you’re looking for crochet and knit books to make shawls, then this is one to pre-order.
If you enjoy knitting socks, then you might have noticed this book on our 2021 list. However, the paperback version comes out in early 2022, so we wanted to include it here as well.
Although you’ll find some garments in this knitting book, it’s primarily a set of accessories patterns. There are two dozen knits designs in here. What do they all have in common? They all work up quickly for instant gratification crafting.
Quick and Easy Knits: 100 little knitting projects to make
If you love those quick to knit projects, then here’s another of the new crochet and knit books you want to pre-order. In addition to accessories, this book also has knitting patterns for phone cozies, toys, and other items.
Knit Toys and Animals Books
This fun new knitting book has patterns for 12 different animals. Additionally, there are clothing patterns to dress each of them up. You might also want to pre-order:
How to Knit Animals: Tips & techniques for making 12 knitted animals & their mini friends by Sue Stratford
Knitting Mystery Novels and Fiction
There are so many craft book series and knitting mystery novels out there. Occasionally you’ll also find other knitting fiction in the mix, as well. Here are some coming out in 2022:
Knot Again (Real Men Knit series)
The premise of this novel is that a fireman does a charity calendar to raise money for his family’s knitting business. Trying to get away from the celebrity recognition it ends up causing, he goes to knit in an all-night laundromat. A little girl takes an interest in his knitting, and he realizes that her mother is his old childhood crush. It’s a knitting love story set in a laundromat. How fun!
In this knitting mystery novel, a yarn store owner decides to open a booth at a local market. However, she quickly learns that the previous booth tenant was murdered. A knitting murder mystery ensues. This book is part of a series.
Knitting Children’s Books
There are both crochet and knit books in the fiction category. In addition to mysteries and other novels, there are also children’s books about crafting.
Another form of fiction crochet and knit books is children’s books. In this one, Granny Fuzz narrates the story of a knitting superhero called Iron Purl who comes to the rescue in a range of different adventures.
This knitting children’s book looks so cute. A boy and his grandmother are sitting and knitting and waiting. They do other things, but mostly they knit. And then finally at the end, the parents arrive, with a new family member, and we discover what they’ve been knitting.
In this children’s book, the family is a bit annoyed that granny is knitting throughout their vacation. However, her knitting seems to come to the rescue in the end.
This is a children’s book honoring the fifth anniversary of the Women’s March. A young girl learn to knit with her grandmother while also beginning to learn the history of women’s rights.
Other Knitting Books for your Craft Library
Sometimes a book just doesn’t fall into any specific category. That makes it unique, special, and definitely something to pre-order for your craft library.
This has to go be among the most unique new crochet and knit books. It’s knitting instruction with more than 20 knit patterns. However, it’s written in comic book style. Amazon explains that it’s “designed to mimic a bound collection of comic books in a series: each “issue” with its own cover and wry theme—from yarn stashes to binge knitting—that is close to the heart of knitters. Issues offer four to six knitting patterns each, plus designer highlights and a variety of stories and technical discussions.” I mean, doesn’t that sound amazing?
Your Craft Library Needs These 2022 Crochet Books
Here are the new crochet books you’ll want to pre-order for your craft library.
Crochet Garments Books for Your Craft Library
If you enjoy making crochet clothing, then pre-order these 2022 crochet books.
Retro Crochet: Vibrant Vintage-Inspired Looks from the 70s, 80s, and 90s
This is one of the crochet and knit books that we’re most excited about for 2022. Obviously, it just looks like a lot of fun. But we also know that it’s going to be fun for sure because the author is one of our favorite crochet Instagrammers.
This is a book of crochet sweaters and other tops. It’s designed to incorporate the type of colorwork sometimes associated with knitting. You’ll get to practice a range of different techniques to achieve this colorwork.
The ebook for this one came out a couple of months back. However, in 2022, you can get the paperback for your craft library.
Crochet in a Weekend: 29 Quick-to-Stitch Sweaters, Tops, Shawls & More
Salena Baca is always coming out with terrific new crochet books. Here’s one for quick crafting while making beautiful wearables.
Crochet Accessories Books
It’s always fun to crochet accessories, right? If you agree, then add these books to your craft library.
People often think of amigurumi books when they think about Japanese crochet. While those are great, that’s not all there is to Japanese crochet. This book has “15 amazing stitches, 7 simple lessons, and 25 glorious projects.”
This book’s subtitle is “35 stylish ways to keep warm, from lacy shawls to chunky afghans.” Wait, does that sound familiar? It might, because Laura Strutt authored both crochet and knit books on this for 2022. The knit version is in the knit accessories book section above.
Quick Crochet: No-Fuss Patterns for Colorful Scarves, Blankets, Bags and More
If you love instant gratificaiton crochet then make sure to pre-order this book for your craft library. It has quick patterns for accessories as well as some home decor items.
Head to Toe Crochet: Beanies and Booties for Infants to Toddlers
If you really want instant gratification, then crochet accessories for babies!
Home Decor Crochet Books
Subtitled: “14 Patterns for Dishcloths, Baskets, Totes, & More.” This is another great option for your craft library if you enjoy instant gratification crochet. These are also projects you can make to gift to others.
Family Crochet: Simple Crochet projects for the whole family
This book offers a combination of makes for the home and for everyone who lives within it. There’s also a similar book specifically for home decor:
Home Crochet: Simple Crochet projects to brighten any home!
Granny Square and Crochet Motif Books
Do you prefer making motif-based projects? These are the crochet books to pre-order for your craft library.
100 Crochet Tiles: Charts and patterns for crochet motifs inspired by decorative tiles
You can get inspiration for crochet and knit books almost anywhere. This one comes from the beauty of tile designs.
A Modern Guide to Granny Squares: Awesome Color Combinations and Designs for Fun and Fabulous Crochet Blocks
The granny square never gets old. Changing up the colors is a great way to make it fresh and contemporary
Cute & Easy Crochet with Flowers: 35 fantastic floral crochet patterns
If you enjoy floral crochet motifs, then you’ll want to pre-order this crochet book.
Amigurumi Books and Books for Crochet Toys
Do you enjoy crocheting toys, dolls, and small animals? These amigurumi books should be in your craft library.
My Pretty Brown Doll: Crochet Patterns for a Doll That Looks Like You
This might be one of the most important crochet and knit books of 2022. It’s a book with patterns to make African American dolls. “It offers patterns and crochet techniques to create this charming crochet doll, with skin tone, hairstyle, eyes, and outfits that are customizable to match the young person this gift is for.”
Mini Amigurumi Birds: 25 tiny flying creatures to crochet
If you love mini amigurumi and like birds then you’re going to love this new crochet book. There are more than two dozen different crochet bird patterns here. Use them on keychains, baby mobiles, or as ornaments, garlands, or decor.
If you want some other flying creatures to crochet, then check out this new Vanessa Mooncie book.
Amigurumi Farmyard: Over 20 cute crochet patterns to make your own mini farm!
If you like farm animals then check out this amigurumi book.
Animal Amigurumi: 30 Easy Amigurumi Crochet Patterns for All Your Favorite Critters
Here’s another good choice for animal amigurumi books. This one comes from Lauren Espy, well known author and designer in this niche of crochet.
This crochet kit comes with the crochet pattern book for ten characters / finger puppets and the accessories for them. Additionally, it comes with enough yarn to crochet Mister Rogers and Daniel.
If you like crochet kits, then you might also want to keep an eye out for Disney: The Nightmare Before Christmas Crochet Kit, which comes out in summer 2022.
Amigurumi Dolls: 40 cute characters and their accessories to crochet
This book begins with two basic amigurumi doll patterns, one sized bigger than the other. Then you’ll find crochet patterns for various clothing and accessories to turn these dolls into different characters such as firefighters, sports players, and animals.
Crochet Cute Dolls with Mix-and-Match Outfits: 66 Easy-to-Follow Amigurumi Patterns
Here’s another cute one if you like dressing up your amigurumi dolls in crochet clothing.
Lula & Her Amigurumi Friends: A Quirky Club of Crochet Characters
There are so many different amigurumi books that teach you how to crochet a vast array of different characters. Maybe your craft library needs a whole shelf devoted to these books.
Subtitled: “16 storybook characters of Luna and her friends by Amigurumei”
The subtitle says it all: “Amazing amigurumi patterns for wonderfully weird animals.” Crochet different, fun toys when you add this book to your craft library.
Subtitled: “40 Amigurumi Patterns for Adorable Monsters, Mythical Beings and More.” There truly are new amigurumi books for everyone.
Not all crochet toys are amigurumi toys. Here’s a book of 20 crochet stuffed animals. THey’re made using chunky yarn, so they’re nice and huggable.
Zoomigurumi Favorites: The 30 Best-Loved Amigurumi Patterns
Make a cute collection of plant-inspired amigurumi characters in the kawaii style.
Crochet Donut Buddies: 50 easy amigurumi patterns for collectible crochet toys
This is an amigurumi book similar. tothe one above. However, instead of plants, the characters are all donuts.
Subtitled: “30 Crochet Patterns for Adorable Animals, Playful Plants, Sweet Treats and More
Carla Mitrani is a terrific amigurumi doll designer. This new book encourages you to “stitch the horoscope with astrological amigurumi.” Create a doll for everyone you know in the stye of their particular astrological sign.
And Other Interesting Craft Books
You might also want to add these to your craft library:
This book provides a history of the intersection of art and activism with an emphasis on modern-day craftivism activities.
Subtitled “Field Notes from Creative Instigators & Artistic Rabble-Rousers.” This books is by Leann Prain, also the author of:
- Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti
- Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles
- Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery
Knitters, crocheters, and other makers often incur repetitive stress injuries. This book has forty exercises that will help you keep your body healthy as you craft. You’ll learn how to sit, lift, and more in ways that support your body’s needs.
You might remember this book from our 2021 book lists. So why is it here again? The paperbook version comes out this year. It’s a great book, so if you’ve been waiting for it to be more affordable, 2022 gives you that option.
Although not specific to knitting or crochet, we think you’ll want to add this book to your craft library. It tells the history of clothing made using the major fibers we yarn craft with today.