Couture Crochet (Interweave Press, $21.95)

Crochet connoisseur Lily Chin reinvents the craft in Couture Crochet Workshop, a modern, ultra-fashionable approach to crochet that will have you running for your crochet hook and yarn! Learn Lily’s inside tips and tricks for crocheting ready-to-wear fashions like a metallic ribbon Chanel jacket and lace sleeveless sheath while she demystifies garment making. Lily’s patterns will revolutionize the crocheter’s approach to the craft. Even if you’re a beginner, Couture Crochet Workshop will have you hooked on creating these one-of-a-kind garments.

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Expressions (CNS Yarns, $15.00 Retail)

Lily Chin Introduces 22 patterns of various skill levels with a mixture of garments and accessories including a few felted projects. The book features Lily's 2 new yarns BROADWAY- a Mohair/Wool with a unique colouring effect making every skein different (sold on hanks) and PARK AVENUE, as supersoft alpaca/merino wool blend in 12 solid colors and 5 printed colours.

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Knit and Crochet with Beads (Interweave Press, $21.95)

Lily Chin introduces 23 original, fashion-savvy designers for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels who want to use beads to bring exciting texture and color to their garments. Included are step-by-step instructions and designs for creating beaded pullovers, camisoles, vests, jackets, scarves, and jewelry, as well as adding beaded accents to pockets, collars, pillows, bags, socks, and more.

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The Urban Knitter (Berkley Trade, $14.00)

Lily Chin profiles the most inventive, diverse, and inspiring young knitters in the country who are giving the craft a fresh new look. Innovative designs in the book include a sexy and slinky empire-waist dress, an apron-front halter top, a stunning evening wrap, bras, handbags, and more.

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Mosaic Magic: Afghans Made Easy, Crochet Treasury (Oxmoor House)

Lily Chin has adapted the mosaic knitting technique to crochet, using it to great advantage for sumptuous afghans, throws, and even a few garments. The interlocking color patterns of mosaic crochet result from the "dropping" of long double crochet stitches from one row to another row below, giving the appearance of colored tiles.

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