My article on how to start a crochet book group has been featured in the July 2013 issue of digital crochet magazine Inspired Crochet.
My article is listed right there on the cover of the magazine along with several other articles and patterns in crochet. Fun!
Suggested Crochet Books
My article shares what a crochet book group is and how to start one. I also recommend some books that are great for crochet book groups, including a shameless plug for my book, Crochet Saved My Life. I recommend:
- Crochet Saved My Life by Kathryn Vercillo. This is my own non-fiction book about the health benefits of crochet. It includes my story of crafting through depression, the stories of many other women who crocheted to heal and research into the mental and physical benefits of crafting. It’s a great discussion starter!
- Hooked for Life: Adventures of a Crochet Zealot by Mary Beth Temple. This is a collection of essays about the crochet life. It has a great sense of humor to it, which is great for breaking the ice with a new crafting group!
- Yes! By Deborah Burnside. This is a young adult novel about two boys who start a crochet business together. Many adults enjoy YA novels because they are easy and heartwarming reads, making this a good non-controversial choice for a book club.
- The Betty Hechtman crochet mystery series. You can have a whole book club around these books or you could just include one or two in the rotation of reading.
- The Crochet Woman: A Novel by Ruth Manning Sanders. This is a vintage book from the 1930s about an evil queen who uses her crochet work to cast spells. It may be tough to get your hands on enough affordable copies for your group but could be worth a try.
- Crafty Girls Talk by Jennifer Forest. Although not strictly a crochet book this collection of essays by women sharing their crafty lives makes for a great group read.