Best DIY Craft Books for Beginners

Best DIY Craft Books for Beginners

Like we’ve discussed in previous posts, crafting is a relaxing hobby that everyone should get to enjoy. If you’ve tried knitting, cross-stitching, painting, or any other kind of crafting and enjoyed it, then it’s time to up your crafting game! Books are one of the best ways to do just that. There are books on the latest trends, on honing your craft, on how colors affect the final product—the list goes on. Today, we’ll discuss some of the best DIY craft books for beginners.

Lindley General Store Picks

Knit Stitch Dictionary

Debbie Tomkies

As one of our favorite books for knitters, this has every stitch and term that beginners need to know. Within this comprehensive book, you’ll find 250 essential knitting stitches—it’s the perfect book for both new and experienced knitters. Fancy, textured, color, and lace stitch patterns will up your knitting game for any project—try it out!

Learn to Tat

Janette Baker

Lindley’s tatting book for beginners, Learn to Tat, comes with a DVD so you can make the most of your learning experience! Here you’ll learn the gorgeous art of tatting through step-by-step instructions and a DVD that will make once confusing directions understandable.

Crochet Basics

Nicki Trench

Here you’ll find 20 different patterns for all of your crochet needs. If you find yourself constantly confused by all the crochet jargon, then this book will demystify the patterns. You’ll get structured courses on projects, tips on what stitches will work, and so much more.

Doodle Stitching: The Holiday Motif Collection

Aimee Ray

Ever heard of doodle stitching? Well, if you haven’t, then it’s time to get started. This fun craft and this cheery book pair quite well together. There are 21 projects and over 300 embroidery motifs that showcase designs for all sorts of occasions. Don’t miss it.

Other Crafting Favorites

Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling

Melanie Abrantes

If you’ve wanted to get into woodworking for a while, then this book is the perfect first step to take—begin with whittling. This book modernizes a mindful hobby that people have used for generations to unwind, relax, and reconnect. Try out some of their new projects that only take a few hours and a tool to complete.

Weaving Within Reach

Anne Weil

Weaving may seem like something you’d never get the hang of, but with this book, you can accomplish so much more than you ever thought possible. From weaving earrings to pillows, this book has projects for beginner to intermediate so that you can hone your craft as you learn. See what you can do when you test your abilities with this book.

Knitting Without Needles

Anne Weil

If your needle fingers need a break, put your arm to the test and try out knitting without needles. With the book of the same name, you’ll learn the craft of finger and arm knitting and create some of the coolest home décor and clothing accessories. See what project you can finish in less than an hour!

If you’re looking for beginner crafting books, turn to Lindley General Store. We have everything from knitting, crochet, embroidery, and tatting books to the different fabrics, yarn, and tools you need to accomplish your projects. Next time you’re looking for a new project or some new supplies, visit Lindley General Store—you won’t regret it.