The library received some new books this week for all of our patrons who want to develop their crafty skills.. Whether you want to knit, crochet or quilt, check out these new titles:

Learn How to Knit with 50 Squares by Che Lam. This is the ideal book for those who never thought that they could learn to knit. It demonstrates all of the essential skills needed, one stitch at a time, to create beautiful squares. There are step-by-step instructions and charts. When you master one type of square, you are ready to move on to the next one. There are also instructions for projects that you can make combining the squares for unique and stylish results.

Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies edited by Judith Durant and Edie Eckman. This is an amazing collection of over 100 projects featuring practical and fun gifts for babies and toddlers that can each be made with only one skein of yarn. The projects are arranged by categories including hats and caps, socks and booties, clothing, bibs and washcloths, toys, and blankets. There are many patterns to choose from in each category. Also, if you have a particular type of yarn but don’t know what you want to make with it, there is an index of projects by yarn weight.

The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting by Angela Walters and Christa Watson. This is the perfect resource for those who want to learn machine quilting. Whether you want to do long-arm or sit-down quilting, this book has warm encouragement and expert tips to help you every step of the way. It is filled with color pictures and diagrams to show how each skill is done. There are ten complete projects with instructions for both types of machine quilting.