I found this list on a site I subscribe to and thought that people who like arts and crafts books might find some good freebies on it.
All Free Crafts there are only a few free craft books available for free download in PDF. The site does have a good number of craft ideas for free online viewing. No registration required for free downloads or viewing. This link is to the free ebooks page.
Amazon This link is to the Crafts, Hobbies & Home listings of the top 100 free ebooks at Amazon. More free ebook offerings in this category may be found using the features listed in our article Best Free Online Books For Kindle.
Barnes & Noble has a huge collection of free EPUB novels. They claim over 1,800,000 free listings. Not all are full books, but there are a lot of free full ebooks. Registration is required (credit card information) for the free download and this may be subject to residency. This link is to the Crafts & Hobbies section of the USA site.
Daily Free Books (UK) monitors Amazon (UK) for its daily free offerings. They offer genre selection as well as sorting by time (including since your last visit). They also offer free listings from Smashwords, which can be viewed with the Amazon offerings, alone or not at all (Amazon only). This link is to the Crafts & Hobbies free ebook listings at both Amazon and Smashwords.
DigiLibraries has over 20,000 free ebooks in a wide variety of genres. All are available for free to read online and all are available in EPUB for the Nook and MOBI for KIndle. This link is to their Crafts& Hobbies free ebook listings.
DIY Network the do it yourself site has a large collection of written instruction, with photos, crafts projects. All are available for free viewing online without registration.
eHow a large collection of crafts projects. Apparently some cost money, but all the ones I saw were free with registration required. I have received no emails from them after registration. A mix of written instructions with photos and video presentations.
eReader IQ due to the changes in Amazon policy, they now offer an "abbreviated" listing of the limited time free book offers from Amazon. This link is to their genre listings for free ebooks in the Crafts, Hobbies & Home category.
Fave Craft you have to provide an email address to see the site. After that a free registration will allow you to get all their craft books for free download in PDF. There is a very good collection of crafts books here. Caution: I receive several emails daily from them and I see no way to opt out.
Foboko has over 2400 free ebooks divided into various categories for free reading online or free download in TXT, PDF, EPUB, MOBIPocket and direct send to Kindle. Free registration is required (I have received no spam) and there is a limit of 5 downloads per month (no limit on reading online). There are some unique entries here. This link is to their Recreation & Hobbies free selections.
For Dummies apparently provides information from the For Dummies series of books. The site provides articles and videos, this link is to the articles under crafts and hobbies. There is a large collection of articles. All are available for free reading online and appear to be a page long. You can select some other related hobby categories and use the Type pulldown menu to select articles or videos. All are available without registration.
Free Read Feed (USA) regularly posts, throughout the day, the limited time free ebook offerings at Amazon (USA). This is an extensive listing of the free ebook offerings, showing the genre (with option to exclude that genre or show only that genre in results) and the length of the ebook. They have some filtering options, length of ebook and date of free offering as well as a large genre listing option to exclude genres (click on Pick from a list). This link is to their genre listings for free ebooks in the Crafts, Hobbies & Home category.
Heidoc offers search by genre of the limited time free offerings at Amazon. Daily updates by email are available and you have the option to select updates only for certain genre(s). This link is to the Crafts, Hobbies & Home listings.
How To Do Things a collection of non-illustrated one page guides to various crafts projects. There are some more projects in the Hobbies category. All are available for free viewing online without registration.
Hundred Zeros USA monitors the "Best Sellers" list at Amazon (referenced above) and has all the listings on one page. They offer RSS and eMail updates. This link is to their Crafts & Hobbies free selections.
Hundred Zeros Canada monitors the "Best Sellers" list at Amazon (referenced above) and has all the listings on one page. They offer RSS and eMail updates. This link is to the Crafts, Hobbies & Home free selections.
InkMesh monitors Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Baen and Smashwords for free Nook offerings. They have a nice search facility. This link to their of free ebooks under the Crafts, Hobbies & Home category free ebook listings.
Instructables a large collection of written instruction, with photos, for crafts projects. All available for free viewing online without registration.
Interweave has a mice collection of crafts books available for free download in PDF. Free registration is required with confirmation email. They have several sub-sites that they connect you to, but the one registration works for all. Once you have registered, be sure to check the subscriptions page. You will be signed up for a number of newsletters, but there is an option to unsubscribe. Once I unsubscribed, I received no further emails.
Kobo has over 1 million free ebooks and all are available for free download in ePub. There are six categories listed for free ebooks. The best way to find the free ebooks seems to be a search and then sort by low to high price. There is also a listing of the latest free ebooks. Free registration is required. There may be a limitation as to what countries this is available for. This link is to their listings under a search of Crafts. More free ebooks may be found with additional searches related to what you are looking for.
oBooko has 16 free ebooks in its Hobbies & Crafts - Pastimes category. All are available for free download in PDF. Free registration is required. I have never received any spam from them.
Open Library claims to have over 1 million free ebooks available. Many of the ebooks available are offered in the many different version which were published. So the same novel may available in quite a few different versions. So they may not have 1 million different novels available, but they sure do have a lot. Every book I looked at was available for free download in a wide variety of formats. This link is to their listings under the subject of Crafts.
Read Free Book.net this is a link to their Hobbies collection. The first 8 books listed, I checked and were not free, but the other 14 were and looked good. I made comments about the not free and hopefully they will be removed. All are available for free download in PDF (zipped). Thanks to Pachilo for this site.
Smashwords has 46 free books and articles in their Crafts & Hobbies collection. All are available for free online viewing and free download in a wide variety of formats without registration.
WikiHow provides how to articles of a wide range in their Hobbies and Crafts category. All appear to be one page guides with photo illustrations and are available for free viewing online without registration.