My Top 5 Crafty Fiction Reads

I have always loved reading since I was a little girl, especially fiction. When I discovered my love for crafts, I also discovered a whole world of “Knit-flick” and “Sew-Flick” (basically fiction based around the theme of knitting or sewing). I just love to get lost in an imaginary world of craftiness and what better way than to settle down with a really good read. I mean, who wouldn’t want to imagine themselves owning a little yarn shop by the sea.

I was sat last night after a good session reading “The Crafternoon Sewical Club” and thought about just how many brilliant craft fiction books there are out there – got to admit though Knit-Flix are my favourite. This inspired me to write this blog post with my Top 5 Crafty reads.

Here we go…


Number 5 is The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club series by Gil McNeil. This is such a feel good read about a girl called Jo who moves to a seaside town to take over her Gran’s yarn shop by the sea. It is a tale of love and loss and is a quick easy read. What happens to Jo when a A-listers moves in the local mansion and a new man comes in to her life, you’ll have to read it to find out.


Next at number 4 is The Vintage Sewing and Knitting Bee series by De-ann Black. This is a perfect combination of sewing and knitting and I love it. It is about as the title suggests, a sewing and knitting club with a group of women that get up to all sorts of mayhem. This is really light hearted, easy to read and has a very upbeat feel to it. It inspired me to get making and there are some free patterns in the back too. The perfect book to read and knit something easy at the same time.


Casting Off: An uplifting and inspiring story of knitting, friendship, sacrifice … and saucy chatlines! by [P. I. Paris]

Down at number 3 is Casting Off by P. I Paris. This book will have you laughing out loud for sure. It is so funny. It’s about a group of care home residents that decide they need to take drastic action when the owners try to put up the fees meaning some of the residents can’t afford to stay. I’d really recommend this for a good giggle, it has some sad parts too but for the most part it’s hilarious.


The Crafternoon Sewcial Club - Uplifting, feel-good and deliciously funny! by [J C Williams]

Number 2 is my most recent crafty read and is another one that combines sewing and knitting. The Crafternoon Sewical Club is about a lady who is between jobs and starts a crafting session teaching local residents of a care home how to craft. The residents love it and so the Crafternoon Sewical Club is born. Definitely a must read. I couldn’t put it down.

And here we are … the long awaited number 1…. are you ready?


The Friday Night Knitting Club by [Kate Jacobs]

My number one Knit-Flick has to be The Friday Night Knitting Club series by Kate Jacobs. It is a page turner and a really brilliant series. It’s about a group of ladies that accidentally become the Friday Night Knitting Club. Through each stitch they knit they grow closer and their characters and own individual stories develop. It focused on a beautiful bond between a mother and daughter and friendships forged through the love of all things wooly. A definite must read for any avid knitter, I promise you will not regret it.

So there it is, my top 5 craft fiction reads. I’m always open to recommendations, so I’d LOVE to hear from you if you have a crafty read that you love and would recommend to me. I’d also love to hear your thoughts on my top 5 choices. Which ones have you read? Which ones did you love or are there any you disagree with me about?

Happy reading and happy crafting.

Amy 🙂

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