Literary Paraphernalia: Bookish Crocheting Patterns

I’m a hooker.

That is, I like to crochet. Crocheting looks like knitting to the untrained eye, but while knitting uses needles, crocheting uses hooks.

Hence the term hooker. I don’t knit. I don’t play with needles. I hook. And I like the things I make, like this capitalist pig I made for my friend who hates his job:

Complete with money sack.
Complete with money sack.

My love for hooking and books are going to unite in this post. I have one quarter of school left until I graduate, and I know that I can’t be idle for long. So while researching some cook crocheting projects for myself, I decided to put together a list of awesome literary crocheting and share it with all of you.

Smaug from The Hobbit

You have to supply your own treasure.

This project might be a little ambitious to start with, but heck, it’s awesome. Who doesn’t want their own Smaug? I kind of wish I could insert Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice into it, somehow.

Sunflower Bookmarks

I have a thing for sunflowers.

Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers, and they make really cute bookmarks, too. This project is also a lot less ambitious and easier for a beginning hooker to execute.

Book Tote

I’m in the middle of making this pattern, actually.

This pattern calls it a shopping bag, but all my shopping has to do with books, so I call it a book shopping bag. This pattern is easy to make and can carry a whole bunch of books.

Harry Potter House Scarves

I’m a Ravenclaw. What are you?

Yes, that’s right, I couldn’t make a post with crocheting patterns without including a Harry Potter house scarf.

Harry Potter Sorting Hat

The face is almost frightening and creepy. Almost.

Speaking of Harry Potter, this hat would please both child fan of Harry Potter and adult fan.

Cat In The Hat Hat

Speaking of hats…

I couldn’t leave off the most famous literary hat of them all.

Roll-Up Pencil Case

Complete with memo pocket.

I’ve made my own pencil cases before, and with this pattern, I think I’ll be making another pencil case soon.

Strawberry Bookmarks

The. Cutest. Bookmark. Ever.

I want to make about a dozen of these for presents. These not only look well put together, but adorable and simple as well.

Katness Shawl

Warm. So warm. I’ll need this if I end up getting into a graduate program in an area where it snows.

This might just be a little more ambitious than the Smaug pattern at the beginning of the post, but it looks as if it’d be well worth the effort, especially come winter.

Amanda Riggle

Amanda Riggle

Amanda is the Managing Editor at The Poetics Project and of The Socialist, the national magazine of The Socialist Party USA, as well as the Lead Editor of Pomona Valley Review's upcoming 11th issue. She graduated with a BA in English Education and a minor in Political Science. She is currently enrolled in an English MA program with an emphasis in Literature. During her free time, Amanda enjoys writing poetry, reading, traveling, crocheting, watching entire seasons of campy shows on Netflix, and, of course, writing blogs.
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