Stay Inspired With Crochet NovelsBy Tameko Barnette – 9 Comments
Crochet as a craft is inspiring to our entire lives, yet we can find inspiration to enhance our crochet experiences. One of those inspirational places is within the pages of fiction novels. There’s nothing like sitting down with a good book allowing yourself to get lost in the setting, the people, the places, and the situations the characters get themselves into throughout the book.
I have found that there are several authors out there who not only love to write good books, but apparently they love to crochet as well. Within the pages of their novels, they have added the element of crochet. Some authors who have used crochet as a major theme in their books will even include patterns within the story or in the back pages after the story has ended.
Here’s a short list of titles and authors who are using the joy of crochet to tell their fictional stories:
Betty Hechtman is an author who has written a series of crochet mystery novels with catchy titles such as “By Hook or By Crook.” Check her selections out if you love a good mystery from time to time.
Kathy Gleason is an author who has written a novel called “When It Happened”, which is about a teenager who loves life and crochet. Then, her world is thrown into a tailspin when she finds out she’s pregnant after the father’s unexpected death.
There are many other crochet novels out there to choose from, all it takes is some research and healthy appetite for good fiction and good crochet. One of the things I noticed with the crochet novels is that there seems to be a lot of mystery novels with crochet as their theme, which can be pretty strange at first. I’ve seen titles such as “Dying to Crochet”, which tells the reader right off the bat what the novel is all about for the most part.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve found tons of mystery novels or a lovely novel about a person going through a challenging time and finding solace in crochet, if it’s a great story and it’s about crochet…it’s inspiring.
Do you know of any good crochet-themed novels? Please leave a comment with your recommendations. We’d love to hear from you.
Happy Crocheting and Happy Reading!