During our move my new book came out in the UK and USA; 9 Months To Crochet. Publishing internationally is a dream come true for me. I was, and still am, very honoured I got the chance to write this book. 9 Months To Crochet is all about crocheting during your pregnancy, or the pregnancy of a friend or family member dear at heart. The projects guide you through the long wait, providing you with a personalized set of items for baby, nursery and yourself once the baby arrives.
There’s cute baby garments, a shawl for mama, a couple blankets, nursery decor and storage items; the whole range! I designed everything when Annabel was only a couple months old, so I knew exactly what items the new mom would need. What a pleasure it was to do that at the time, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The book will be available in French, Danish and Dutch this May, so if that’s your language, it’s only 2 months waiting!
About Puur Haken; my first book with crochet patterns. It was released in 2014, crochet books were popping up everywhere after years of hiding, I had no idea what to expect. At the start the publisher believed in it more than I did, and as we were working on the book I got more confident. Writing that first book was a huge job, I clearly had no idea what I got myself into and just ‘kept on swimming’. I was lucky; the hard work paid off and the book was a success.
Even more so, I am proud to say Puur Haken is up for an official reprint this Spring! The first five prints sold out completely and the publisher suggested a reprint since it is still a book customers ask for.
In the past few years since Puur Haken came out a lot happened; online pattern sales flourished even more and I am happy to announce the 4 most popular patterns from the book will become available online through Etsy and Ravelry in the run up to the reprint. In Dutch only, and I will explain why.
Even though Puur Haken isn’t translated yet, the publisher is hopeful a translation may happen in the future. To make sure individual pattern sales don’t interfere with possible book sales, the online patterns will be available in Dutch only. However… just as with the patterns in the book, there will be a diagram and/or chart with every online pattern. If you happen to be comfortable with those, the patterns will be accessible to you without having to buy the full book in Dutch. Is that great news or what?
The first of four patterns will be released next Tuesday, keep an eye on the blog!