Sticks and String

Not only are knitting and crocheting a great way to create beautiful, functional things, they are also great ways to relieve stress and anxiety.

If you are new to either craft, take a look at our eSource, CreativeBug, for video tutorials to help you get started!

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Whether you are a newbie or a more experienced yarn crafter, take a look at these Overdrive titles for inspiration!

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If you prefer your books in print, we have plenty of titles for you, too! Just head on over to our catalog to search for and place your holds for pickup using our curbside service.

Here are four titles that are available in both print and eBook formats. Click on the the book cover or title to be taken to our catalog where you can either check out or place a hold on it.

Book cover: Corner to corner crochet

Corner to corner crochet: 15 contemporary C2C projects /  Jess Coppom.

Book cover: Crochet in a day

Crochet in a day: 42 fast and fun projects / Salena Baca.

Book cover: Drop dead easy knits

Drop dead easy knits / Gale Zucker, Lou Eagan, and Kristen Kapur.

Book cover: Knitting modular shawls, wraps, and stoles

Knitting modular shawls, wraps, and stoles: an easy innovative technique for creating custom designs, with 85 stitch patterns / Melissa Leapman.


Dishcloths are an awesome quick knit/crochet project. The kitchen cotton you typically use for these comes in a wide variety of pretty colors and provides cheap (inexpensive) thrills as you work with it. Dishcloths are very practical and make great gifts—everybody uses them!

Click on the sink of dirty dishes for a link to a fun knitted dishcloth pattern:

Picture of a kitchen sink full of dirty dishes