New year, new books! Knit and crochet sneak peek

2015 knit and crochet books

Welcome to 2015! We love a good resolution to stitch more, learn a new technique, or complete a record number of patterns. But truth be told, we also love the New Year for all the anticipation it embodies. After all, we’re in the business of creating all sorts of fabulous things for you to look forward to each month of the year! (Psst, if you really do love getting shiny new books every month plus a 35% discount in our online store, you might want to join the Martingale Insider Book Club.)

We’ve been working busily over the past months planning a wonderful list of brand-new and beautiful knitting and crochet books to deliver in 2015. Ready for your sneak peek? Preview these upcoming books and tell us in the comments which one is on your wish list. You could be a lucky winner and get your favorite book delivered right to your door!

Don’t forget to subscribe to Stitch This! for updates, because we’ll be featuring these books on our blog very soon.


Coming in January Available Now!


Sock-Yarn Shawls II

Sock-Yarn Shawls II

Sock-Yarn Shawls was on the best-sellers list for 2014—and we’re bursting with excitement for the follow-up! Jen Lucas is back with a beautiful, versatile collection of shawls made from sock-yarn. Patterns range from small shawlettes to large circular shawls, and many are made from a single skein.

See all 16 brand-new designs in Sock-Yarn Shawls II!


Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket

Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket

Itching to design your own throw but don’t know where to start? Doreen Marquart shows how to feature your favorite stitches in eye-catching afghans and samplers. You’ll find popular stitch designs from the 365 Knitting Stitches a Year Perpetual Calendar, now combined with instructions for understanding gauge, stitch counts, and repeats. It’s stitch dictionary, technique reference, and pattern collection in one!

Explore the possibilities in Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket.


Coming in February


Boho Crochet

Boho Crochet

Crochet goes hip and happy! Celebrate the bohemian spirit with these bright, trendy pieces for home decor and accessorizing. You’ll find 30 projects, including blankets, pillows, coasters, bags, fashion accessories, and more.

(Available to customers in the US and Canada only)

Browse all 30 boho projects in Boho Crochet.


Coming in March


Happy-gurumi

Happy-gurumi

These amigurumi are more than just adorable mini creatures—they’re whimsical toys with puppet-style open mouths and BIG personality! Crochet everything from a friendly dog and funny frog to a grinning birthday cake and a hot-air balloon.

Check out all 20 irresistible amigurumi now!


Coming in April


Seamless Knits for Posh Pups

Seamless Knits for Posh Pups

Doggie hoodies, dresses, and sweaters galore! Knit these chic and adorable knits for your pooch, including a little black dress with pearled neckline and a cute Waldo sweater (glasses not included). Also included are alternate colorways for most patterns, sizing information for dogs from 8 to 30 pounds, and—best of all—you’ll never have to sew any seams.

See all 13 terrific designs (modeled by man’s best friend) now!


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Which book would you love to own? Tell us in the comments and you’ll be entered to win a copy of your favorite upcoming release as soon as it is available. We’ll pick a winner one week from today and notify them by email.

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Carolyn, who says:

"Sock Yarn Shawls II is on my wish list. I love knitting shawls. It’s a great way to learn new stitches and have something beautiful to show for it."

Carolyn, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


56 Comments

  • "Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket" would be the book I would love to own. So Many stitches to choose, wow!!

    —Betty on January 9, 2015
  • Sock Yarn Shawls II has my name written all over it! I would love to win that beautiful book and make every shawl in it. Thanks for the opportunity. Cheryl

    —cheryl murphy on January 9, 2015
  • Sock Yarn Shawls II is on my wish list. I love knitting shawls. It’s a great way to learn new stitches and have something beautiful to show for it.

    —Carolyn Choiniere on January 9, 2015
  • Happy-Gurumi is my no.1 favourite book. I like to work on little projects.

    —Marthese on January 9, 2015
  • I would love the sock yarn shawl book!

    —Vickie Morgan on January 9, 2015
  • I would love to own "Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket". I see quite a few "must-do" patterns.

    You can never have too many blankets!

    Thanks for this opportunity.

    B from Canada

    —B from Canada on January 9, 2015
  • the boho crochet book looks adorable! I’m not much of a crocheter, but that hat on the cover might just get me to learn more…love it!

    —Monique on January 9, 2015
  • Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket would be the book I would love to win. I am a beginning knitter, and this book looks as if it would provide valuable instructions to help me learn the stitches.

    —Ann Landini on January 9, 2015
  • I would like the "Pick Your Stitch Build a Blanket"
    book, but they all look great. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Elaine on January 9, 2015
  • I absolutely love the Happy Gurumi and would love to crochet some adorable toys for my new grandson! I like the looks of the Boho a Crochet as well.

    —Nancy on January 9, 2015
  • I would love to own "Sock Yarn Shawls II". I love working with sock yarn.

    —Sherill V on January 9, 2015
  • Love the Boho crochet. All the beautiful colors to mix & match. Makes my hands itch to get after yarn.

    —ann elliott on January 9, 2015
  • Boho Crochet!

    I started off as a crocheter decades ago and then began knitting…furiously.

    This brings back the 60s and 70s ‘hip’ that would make me ‘happy’ to return to.

    —DebbieLynn on January 9, 2015
  • Sock-yarn Shawls II

    Judy Garling on January 9, 2015
  • Sock-Yarn Shawls II looks amazing! I got Sock Yarn Shawls and it’s a wonderful book, so I’m looking forward to seeing this one up close! I sure hope I win this one and thanks so much for the opportunity

    —susan on January 9, 2015
  • Boho Crochet. Great projects, bright colorways.

    —Lynne on January 9, 2015
  • I’d love Pick a Stitch and Build a Blanket

    —Lynnette Lamance on January 9, 2015
  • Hmm…this is tough but if I had to choose only one it would be "Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket"because I love stitch dictionaries and this one looks particularly well thought out.

    Ok…I confess Boho Crochet is really calling to me, too, but I’m not in the US/Canada area at the moment…

    —Marie on January 9, 2015
  • I can see making several of the projects in "Boho Crochet". Most look quick & easy.

    —Patricia A Paola on January 9, 2015
  • I would like to own, "Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket". I would like to get back into knitting and this books sounds like what I need.

    —Susan on January 9, 2015
  • Love, love, love the Boho Crochet! How delightful are the colors as we face a long cold winter. Awesome!

    —Erin on January 9, 2015
  • All sound great, but would love the Happy-gurimi for making toys for my new grand baby coming in June.

    Maurita Jones on January 9, 2015
  • I am really excited about the Sock-yarn II book. Love that lacey open weave look.

    —Barb on January 9, 2015
  • "Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket" is the book for me. It looks very interesting.

    —Virginia Degnan on January 9, 2015
  • Sock-yarns shawls II is my choice! Although I must admit that the Seamless Knits for Posh Pups is too funny (I don’t own a dog).

    —SoozB on January 9, 2015
  • At Christmas time, I got back to crocheting after so many years. Around 2000, I worked for a quilting and decorative painting catalog company and was totally immersed into that world as they added a third catalog for knitting. It is now great to see more emphasis on crocheting using multimedia, you tube and other social venues for learning. Thank you for providing the BOHO CROCHET book and presenting it as fun to learning the new stitches. I know you can’t carry each and every book out there, but thanks for making these books available to us in 2015. Hi to Karen J.

    —Susie Cross on January 9, 2015
  • I love the Happy Gurumi book!

    —Janet on January 9, 2015
  • Happy-gurumi – my favourite, for sure!

    —Diane on January 9, 2015
  • I really like the Boho Crochet book. I’m just a novice, so those projects look like fun and challenging enough for me.

    Kathy Hursey

    —Kathy Hursey on January 9, 2015
  • Pick Your Stitch, Build A Blanket is a great way to learn new stitches while making something so useful. Combining different stitches in different ways keeps a project interesting.I’ll bet a number of these stitches would look great on a scarf, a hat, or a sweater as well!

    —Ellie on January 9, 2015
  • Sock-Yarn Shawls II — I love making shawls, and nearly always have at least one on my needles!

    —Jane on January 9, 2015
  • Happy Gurumi – I have quite a few friends having children, and these make great baby gifts!

    —Karen Cohn on January 9, 2015
  • The blankets on the cover of Boho Crochet look amazing! I would love to have a go at those <3

    Lydia on January 9, 2015
  • And then I saw it’s U.S. and Canada only 🙁
    Happy-Gurumi looks cute as well, though 😉

    Lydia on January 9, 2015
  • I like the shawls in "Sock-Yarn Shawls II" and the "Happy-gurumi" book looks like fun.

    —Jamie Todhunter on January 9, 2015
  • I mostly crochet, but I’d love to have Sock-yarn Shawls II. It would give me lots of wonderful opportunities and reasons to practice my knitting.

    —Renee on January 9, 2015
  • I absolutely love the sock yarn shawl books. I plan to purchase both. It will be fun to start some new projects.

    —Joanne Hatch on January 9, 2015
  • I like Boho Crochet! Very fun and colorful projects.

    —MelodyJ on January 9, 2015
  • Love love the Boho Crochet. The bright colors and modern look keeps the younger crowd interest in keeping this wonderful art going. I am teaching my grand daughter AND grandson to crochet. They loves it. We all should be mentoring a new Crocheter.

    —Penny on January 9, 2015
  • Sock yarn shawls 2……I just took a look at sock yarn shawls 1 also….to be able to get both books would be awesome….so I added them to my wish list……

    —Darlene Krystal on January 10, 2015
  • I’d love to make the colorful projects in Boho Crochet! 🙂

    —Jenny Ortuoste on January 10, 2015
  • OMG – Boho Crochet!!! I am all about the happy patchwork!

    —Alynxia on January 10, 2015
  • I would love to own Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket. I really like the sampler blocks and how the math has been done for you to create same-size blocks in 80 (80!) different stitch patterns.

    —Gail on January 10, 2015
  • I would love the Sock Yarn Shawls II. The shawl on the cover is beautiful.
    It would be fun to knit something other than socks with my stash of sock yarn.

    —Cindy Schultz on January 10, 2015
  • Sock yarn shawls ll for me. I am a knitter with a stash that wants to move beyond scarves. The beautiful one on the cover looks like exactly what I need to make for a dear friend and then more if the patterns suit me. I love a challenge. And always love your giveaways.

    —Cindy B. on January 10, 2015
  • They all look wonderful! I really like the BoHo Crochet book.

    —Angelia L. on January 10, 2015
  • I would love the sock yarn shawls book,i am an avid knitter, especially for friends,charities and cancer patients who need warm head gear during their kemo treatments. Thank you for your wonderful offers. Deirdre M

    —Deirdre Mifsud on January 11, 2015
  • Boho Crochet looks wonderfully bright for a cold dreary winter. Just looking at the pictures cheers me up. Now how about a crochet sock yarns shawl book?

    —Nirmal Kaur on January 11, 2015
  • Happy-Gurumi looks like the best choice! I’m new to crocheting and the small-sized and fun projects in this book seem perfect for a quick project! My 2 year old nephew would love the little animals his uncle made for him too, I bet!

    —Rob on January 11, 2015
  • Only a crocheter, so Boco crochet, but the Gurumis have always caught my interest, I think if i were to do 1 I would be hooked!! 🙂
    Someday I will learn how to knit & then I will want all the knitting mags!

    —Sally on January 12, 2015
  • Happy-Gurumi would be awesome to have! My little granddaughter would love these too! I love to crochet and these would be so much fun to make!

    —Carla on January 12, 2015
  • The "Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket" got my creative juices flowing. I would love to have that book.

    —Mary on January 12, 2015
  • I love them all and can NOT pick a favorite…15 minutes…trying to figure when I might be able to decide, but need to accomplish current domestic project by 0800hr today. After that have some relaxed knitting/crochet time!

    Tina Mikhael on January 12, 2015
  • I would enjoy Boho Crochet for fun new ideas, but would choose Pick a Stitch, Build a Blanket. I would love the lacy schawl book just to look at but cannot knit with such fine yards due to arthritis and hand surgeries.

    —Brenda on January 15, 2015
  • Sock Yarn Shawls II. I have a drawer of sock yarn that I would love to use to create something other than socks.

    —becky in Georgia on January 18, 2015
  • Love the look of Boho Crochet.

    —Janie on January 18, 2015

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