50 of the Best Crochet Books Perfect for all Crocheters
by Diane Holland
This amazing compilation is comprised of the best crochet books and is a crocheter’s delight!
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crocheter simply looking for new inspiration, I am sure you will find something that catches your eye.
Featured in the collection are books for everyone including some of the Best Crochet Pattern Books, Best Crochet Books For Beginners, Tunisian Crochet Books, and Crochet Amigurumi Books!
**We have divided the list into sections to make it easier to browse.
Each of the books are easy to read, have step-by-step instructions, and most have illustrations for easy following.
So, pick out your favorites and let’s get crocheting!
50 Best Crochet Books
This collection is a crocheter's delight! It features a collection of the Best Crochet Pattern Books, Best Crochet Books For Beginners, Tunisian Crochet Books, and Crochet Amigurumi Books! As you can see, there is something for everyone!
Best Crochet Pattern Books
If you love crocheting, you will love these amazing crochet pattern books. They feature some of the best blankets, throws, hats, shawls, and so much more! With a little bit of time and the step-by-step instructions, you can create amazing handmade items you will love!
This curated collection of gorgeous blankets, snuggly afghans, chunky throws, and adorable baby blankets features something for every home and every crocheter. Simple but sumptuous stitch patterns including chevrons and ripples, stripes, granny squares, waffle stitch, and more showcase the beautiful yarns and colors and will brighten any home.
Crochet in a Weekend offers 29 wrap, cowl, cardigan, poncho, tunic, sweater, and top patterns for every season of the year! Each design is made with a yarn that’s easy to find (or substitute), stitches that create gorgeous fabrics (that are easy to memorize), and separate pieces that are portable and easy to seam together!
This book contains 55 achievable crochet patterns from the Daisy Farm Crafts website that are perfect for gifting. The book includes 22 baby blanket patterns, 10 throw patterns, 15 winter wear patterns and 8 hot pad patterns.
From home accent projects such as the Zinia Pillow, Meditative Mandala coaster, and the Papillon Pouf to cozy wearables like the Pinecone Infinity Scarf, Slouchy Slipper Boots, or Peachy Arm Warmers, you'll find 18 fun, easy projects that can be completed in almost no time at all!
Crochet Patterns & Projects features 19 motif and stitch patterns and 19 projects that are perfect for beginners and more experienced crocheters. From granny squares, scarves, baby items, gifts, and more!
Whether you want a simple circle, a bright starburst, something reminiscent of a quilt, or a geometric pattern, this collection offers a diverse set of mandalas that spans all skill levels and personal styles. With patterns sized for babies and adults, these blankets make ideal gifts for recipients of any age who love to cuddle up with something colorful.
Create stunning, colorful designs using crochet techniques including intarsia crochet, overlay crochet, mosaic crochet and tapestry crochet. All of the crochet stitches and techniques you will need to make the crochet patterns are included in the techniques section along with helpful step-by-step artworks and instructions. There are crochet charts for each of the tiles alongside the written crochet patterns.
Featuring both block patterns and stitch patterns, there is plenty to please granny-square lovers and row-by-row enthusiasts. Each of the 40 designs comes with a clear written pattern, an easy-to-follow chart, a skill-level indicator and a large photograph.
In this book are 25 popular baby blanket patterns from the Daisy Farm Crafts website. They use US crochet terms and have easy to read explanations of the patterns. If they do use an abbreviation, they explain what it stands for. You can also find video tutorials for most of the patterns in the book if you need help.
This collection of 27 doily patterns is for the intermediate level crocheter, but can also be tackled by an ambitious beginner.
Best Crochet Books For Beginners
If you have been wanting to learn to crochet you will want to take a look through this collection of books for beginners. Each of the books is easy to understand and gives you terms, step-by-step instructions, and illustrations to get you started on making beautifully crocheted items.
With just a little yarn and a crochet hook, you can enjoy a relaxing new hobby while creating beautiful gifts, garments, and decor. This guide and stitch dictionary shows you how to get started with step-by-step instructions and illustrations for 30 fundamental crochet stitches and techniques.
With bright, modern, full color illustrations, anyone can quickly learn to crochet, master new stitches and make a selection of cute and easy first crochet projects, including beautiful scented hanging hearts, baby hats, granny squares, scarves and mittens and lots more!
To get started crocheting, all you need is a ball of yarn in your favorite color, a hook, and a pair of scissors, and with a little patience, you'll be making designs in no time. You'll learn all the fundamental knots and patterns in this book so you can start crocheting your own simple yet lovely items.
Crochet For Beginners is the complete crochet beginners book for you as we have included step-by-step guides with clear picture illustrations so you can learn the basics such as crochet stitches, how to read charts and buy the correct equipment.
Learn how to decode the intricate language of crochet -- discover the meaning behind the abbreviations and symbols seen in pattern books, allowing you to take on any project your heart desires. Includes a guide on the different types of crochet diagrams and how to read them, so you’ll never get confused over stitches and patterns again.
Like with any craft, the finer you are at basic abilities, the easier it is to produce things. It's vital for a beginner to grasp the various types of materials, and their impact the final item, and the language used by other crafters to explain the process. Learn all this and more in this book.
With bright, modern, full color illustrations, children can quickly learn to crochet, master new stitches and make a selection of cute and easy first crochet projects, including mittens, scarves, toys, beautiful scented hanging hearts, fashion accessories, granny squares and more!
Crocheting is one of the most popular crafts among people all ages, but if you've never picked up a hook before, it's hard to know where to begin. Geared for the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides: Crochet teaches the basics of knitting.
Crochet for absolute beginners is a guide that provides you with all the visual instructions to understand crochet and actually do it without getting lost after the first chain. With this complete step-by-step illustrated guide, you'll learn everything to see your first project done in a few hours.
A beginner's guide to crochet for left-handed people that features how to crochet a chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet stitch.This guide also includes twelve patterns, an abbreviations key, and step-by-step pictures to help you learn.
With this book, kids (and tweens) can learn to crochet accessories and toys all by themselves. It includes simple, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and photos show basic crochet techniques and the challenging parts of each project. The patterns start very simple, with chains used as shoelaces, and build to relatively advanced projects such as afghans and stuffed toys.
If you decided to learn how to crochet and don't know where to start, here is a simple beginner's guide with patterns and tips, and creative challenges for experts. You will learn the basic crochet stitches thanks to simple instructions and clear images and you will start the first creations that with a little exercise and patience, you should be able to know in a short time, perhaps adding a little of your creativity and imagination to it.
Learn what you need, how to read patterns, how to select yarn, and how to troubleshoot problems and turn yarn into charming knitted accessories and clothing. Building skills through fun projects, you will find success quickly and easily while actually making something, giving you the confidence to try another project.
Tunsian Crochet Books
Tunisian crochet is a technique that blends crochet and knitting offering you the best of both techniques. While it looks a lot like knitting it is actually crochet. Tunisian crochet gives you a waffle-like fabric perfect for blankets, afghans, and more. For inspiration, take a look through these amazing book finds!
The Tunisian Crochet Handbook introduces this fascinating and rewarding technique with a wide array of stitches and design possibilities. The goal of this book is to guide crocheters step-by-step through Tunisian crochet, starting with tools and yarns, transitioning into how-to’s and stitches, and finishing with easy but engaging patterns.
Learn the basics of this tunisian crochet in the introductory part and further explore a lot of possible stitch combinations. All patterns are explained in detail. A lot of pictures help to show where to insert the crochet hook. In addition each stitch pattern is given in a clear crochet diagram.
A comprehensive guide to Tunisian Crochet written especially for the complete beginner. All you need to get started - a detailed section on Tunisian Crochet stitches with instructions and photographs. English crochet terms and spelling. Workshop style projects - clear step-by-step instructions allow you to build on skills and techniques.
This comprehensive guide has something for everyone--from complete beginners to those who have learnt the basics but now want to expand their skills. As well as the stitch tutorials, there are also 12 beautiful, contemporary designs to create. With projects ranging from fashion accessories to decorative homewares, there is something for everyone!
This book shows beginners how to build the skill of Tunisian Crochet. The step by step illustrations with pictures makes it easy for anyone to learn and understand. In this guide, you will learn the basics of Tunisian Crochet.
This instructional pattern book brings Tunisian crochet into the realm of high fashion with exquisite stitch patterns, meticulous shaping, and attractive finishing. Sixteen chic projects for apparel, accessories, and home decor are explained in detail.
Tunisian Crochet Stitch Dictionary is a must-have crochet book that's an essential resource for anyone in the crochet and knitting community! Featuring 150 of the most popular and most used Tunisian crochet stitches, this reference book is filled with step-by-step instructions and coordinating photographs to help you achieve stitch after stitch, from beginner to advanced.
Blankets are a great gift for any occasion and these 10 patterns will give you more than enough choices to satisfy you and those you give them too. Tunisian crochet requires basic knowledge of crochet techniques; the stitches are different than traditional crochet but the techniques used to create them are the same.
Whether you are a seasoned crocheter or a total newcomer, you'll pick it up easily by following the step-by-step illustrated instructions. Once you've practiced the basics, try out your new skills on the 5 included patterns for an heirloom baby blanket, scarf, skirt, shawl, and four variations of colorful woven-look place mats.
Starting from the basic stitches accompanied by clear, step-by-step photography, Emma then shows you how to combine stitches and color changes to create exciting new textures. There are three easy projects to put your new skills intro practice, followed by ten stylish and modern projects made using the skills taught throughout the book.
First Time Tunisian Crochet is an informative crochet booklet that teaches different stitches, from easy (Tunisian simple stitch) to intermediate (seed stitch, knit stitch, and purl stitch) to experienced (rib stitch, clusters stitch, cable stitch). The booklet includes five fun projects: a throw, bag, wristlet, blanket, and vest.
Crochet Amigurumi Books
If you looking to up your crochet fun you simply have to give crochet amigurumi (3D crochet) a try! You may have seen the adorable stuffed dolls made using this method. Using the technique of amigurumi, you can create cute plush toys perfect for little ones and/or incorporating into a crocheted lovey blanket.
Loaded with cuteness and beginner-friendly amigurumi patterns created by The Woobles, the internet’s favorite one-stop source for easy-to-make crochet kits, you’ll be crocheting adorable projects in no time!
Create a colorful collection of pillowy plush critters with the magic of crochet! Crochet Cute Critters is packed with simple patterns for creating adorable animals from alligators to zebras. The easy-to-make designs are perfect for beginning crocheters as well as advanced enthusiasts of amigurumi.
Aquatic amigurumi have never been this colorful, bubbly, and fun before, and you’ll be surprised to find how easy it is to make them all yourself. Natasha Tishchenko has designed a school of splendid amigurumi who live underneath and above the water, and they’re ready to make a big splash in your yarn stash!
Crocheting has never been so cute! With patterns for everything from mermaids and the Loch Ness monster to jellyfish, teapots and cinnamon rolls, these cuddly amigurumi plushes are guaranteed to charm, making them an enchanting addition to a child’s toy collection, a perfect handmade gift or a whimsical way to brighten your home.
Each project in this book features clear, easy-to-follow instructions, how-to crochet illustrations, photo step-outs for detail work, and additional insider tips and tricks to make the most of your crochet projects. Also included are stitch guides, a comprehensive glossary, a handy abbreviations sheet, and more.
Grab your hook and dive into a world of fantastic creatures with this whimsical crochet book. Learn about amigurumi, the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed toys, and use it to make a collection of cute, magical creatures. Easy patterns for critters like griffins and caticorns are simple enough for beginners while also offering plenty of fun for experienced enthusiasts.
Includes 40 delightful designs that come together in a flash! These adorably addictive patterns require minimal to no sewing, making them perfect for beginners or for a quick and breezy project to add to your amigurumi collection.
Kids and kids at heart will delight in these clever and sweet creations. Choose from tiny amigurumi animals, a velvety teddy bear, food it's okay to play with, a family of friendly gnomes, and many more irresistible critters and characters. They're so fun and easy to make, you might want to crochet them all!
This adorable book will have you reaching for your hook and crocheting the most appropriate animals for your tribe. Why not try the elephants for grandpa (who sometimes forgets), the pandas for mum (whose mascara always runs) and the bears for the little one who loves warm hugs... there are options to delight them all and keep you in handmade gifts to give for years!
This amigurumi book, gives you easy-to-follow patterns so that you can quickly create the cutest amigurumi critters (crocheted stuffed toys). Detailed, step-by-step photos, alongside images of the full animal, will help you crochet creations as cute as what you see on the page.
In this book, there are 26 projects to choose from - and all you need is a crochet hook and some yarn. Make a pet such as a dog, cat or rabbit; go for a farmyard animal such as a pig, cow or horse; or explore the wild side and make a tiger, lion, elephant or monkey. Quick and easy to make, there is a short techniques section to set you on your way, then you can start making the whole set. These mini makes are perfect to hang on key rings, baby buggies, watches or as bag charms.
Delight your friends and family with these wonderfully cute tiny crocheted animals! Great for using up small amounts of yarn in your stash. All patterns contain detailed instructions and are accompanied by step-by-step pictures and explanations of all techniques used, so both beginners and advanced crocheters can easily get acquainted with her amigurumi besties.
You don't have to be an expert to crochet and collect these adorable kitties — the patterns are suitable for crocheters of all skill levels. Easy-to-follow instructions are accompanied by full-color photos and simple drawings. The directions explain every stage, from ears to tail, and some of the patterns include accessories and costume items. Plus, there are bonus patterns for a cat bed, food bowls, and more!
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