These crochet books make an excellent resource or reference book for your library. The possibilities are endless. Here are the twenty best crocheting books of patterns I highly recommend.
I reviewed and updated this post on April 19, 2023.
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My most loved and treasured book is The Crochet Answer Book by Edie Eckman. I’ve taken a number of her online courses and she is an excellent teacher. The books she writes includes clear to follow instructions with heaps of pictures. You’ll find this in the list below.
Find beginner crochet books, crochet amigurumi books, and crochet stitches books below.
Best Crochet Amigurumi Pattern Books
Crochet Cute Critters By Sarah Zimmerman
26 Easy Amigurumi PatternsCheck Price On Amazon
For beginners to amigurumi. Every step of the process is detailed in visual guides. Featuring beautiful patterns for cute animals. For similar projects, see Edward’s Menagerie by Kerry Lord.
Whimsical Stitches By Lauren Espy
A Modern Makers Book of Amigurumi Crochet PatternsCheck Price On Amazon
Playful is the word to describe this book! Personified fruits, plants, and an adorable octopus. Cute creations to learn amigurumi. Practical detailed instructions to guide you.
Unicorns, Dragons & More Fantasy Amigurumi By Joke Vermeiren
Bring 14 Magical Characters to Life!
Fairies, unicorns, dragons, and more. In fourteen exquisite patterns, create a fantasy wonderland, full of intriguing residents.
Kawaii Crochet By Melissa Bradley
40 Supercute Crochet Patterns for Adorable AmigurumiCheck Price On Amazon
Combining two cute Japanese concepts, amigurumi, and kawaii. Create something of every shade of the rainbow, from peas in a pod to animals.
Snuggle and Play Crochet By Carolina Guzman Benitez
40 Amigurumi Patterns for Lovey Security Blankets and Matching ToysCheck Price On Amazon
Designed for young ones or the young at heart, full of snuggly toys, and an accompanying security blanket. Plenty of ideas to make a gift for a child in your life.
Best Crochet Granny Squares Patterns Books
Crochet Granny SquaresCheck Price On Amazon
Granny squares are fantastic. They’re a flexible building block of crocheting a project. This includes 20 ideas, ranging in skill level and complicated stitches. Another author, Catherine Hirst, makes other excellent books on these.
Best Crochet Baby Patterns Books
Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies
101 Projects for Infants & ToddlersCheck Price On Amazon
Edie Eckman, teacher and fiber arts designer, selected and edited this. It features designs from 54 independent designers. Each has excellent photography, visual guides, and detailed patterns.
Best Baby Afghans
54 Baby Blankets in a Variety of Crochet Styles and Colors, Includes Easy Step-by-Step Instructions and Radiant Full-Color PhotographyCheck Price On Amazon
Compiled by the arts and crafts publisher Leisure Arts, this features 54 beautiful ideas for afghans for babies and toddlers. Ranging from simple, bold colors to lacy designs. They’re soft and hardwearing.
Best Crochet Media Inspired Pattern Books
Harry Potter Crochet by Lucy CollinCheck Price On Amazon
It includes materials to make Harry Potter and Dobby the Elf. There are instructions for 12 other characters from the wizarding world. Plus, a magic wand themed crochet hook. This is a kit includes a book to make other Harry Potter characters.
Marvel Universe Crochet By Kati GaluszCheck Price On Amazon
It’s a kit, so it has materials to make Captain America and Spiderman. Assemble the rest of the avengers with instructions for ten other characters from Marvel.
Star Wars Crochet By Lucy CollinCheck Price On Amazon
An excellent choice if you love Star Wars, this is. Recognizable characters in an adorable crocheted form. Materials for Yoda and a Stormtrooper.
Star Wars Even More Crochet By Lucy CollinCheck Price On Amazon
Full of beloved characters from the new trilogy, plus familiar favorites. Create an adorable BB8 and a sneaky Jawa with materials included in the kit. 12 other projects for you to do.
Best Other Crochet Pattern Books
The Crochet Answer Book, 2nd Edition By Edie Eckman – Crochet Stitch Directory
Solutions to Every Problem You’ll Face; Answers to Every Question You’ll Ask
In this book, you’ll find answers to almost every crocheting problem you can imagine. The author of several useful crochet books and others on other crafts, Edie Eckman, is a teacher, designer, and author.
Tunisian Crochet – Basic & Textured Stitches – Vol 1 By Petra Tornack-ZimmermannCheck Price On Amazon
An excellent stitch dictionary for learning Tunisian Crochet. Each Tunisian crochet stitch pattern is written in a clear, easy-to-understand manner with diagrams to demonstrate what each stitch looks like.
Little Doilies By Tara Cousins
27 Crochet PatternsCheck Price On Amazon
Breathing life into the beautiful dolly designs from the 30s and 40s, and giving them a modern take. These pretty designs aren’t too complicated, and an excellent start to make dollies.
10 Stylish Handbag Patterns for Crochet By Maria Barnes
A trendy collection of easy-to-make crochet bags
Add a handmade touch to your everyday life. Patterns for handbags to suit any occasion. They’re stylish and easy to whip up in a few days. They’re adaptable to different colors, weight yarn, and textures.
Crocheted Succulents By Emma Varnam
Cacti and Other Succulent Plants to MakeCheck Price On Amazon
Written by the talented designer Emma Varnam, this book is for those who wish they had a green thumb, but their plants never live. Add a cute, handmade touch to your home with these crocheted succulents and plants.
Colorful Wayuu Bags to Crochet By Rianne de Graaf
A guide to making tapestry crochet bagsCheck Price On Amazon
The Wayuu people are an indigenous group who lives in areas of Columbia and Venezuela. They make beautiful bags, called mochilas, and those wonderful creations inspire this book.
Crochet Boutique: Hats Book By Rachael Oglesby
25 Fresh Takes on Classic Crocheted Hat DesignsCheck Price On Amazon
Fashionable, colorful, and fun hats. Designed for intermediate crocheters, this includes techniques and skills to get excited about.
One-Day Crochet: Afghans By Barb Asselin
Easy Afghan Projects You Can Complete in One DayNo products found. No products found.
Afghans are notorious for taking days and weeks to make. What about one day? This book achieves the impossible, with beautiful results.
Old-Fashioned Doilies to Crochet By Rita WeissCheck Price On Amazon
Lacy doilies decorated every household’s flat surface for many years. This is a perfect opportunity to discover crocheting history. Easy to create and look lovely.
Delicious Crochet Shawls By Lisa Cook
21 Stylish Crochet ShawlsCheck Price On Amazon
Inspired by delicious desserts and sweet treats, you’ll taste these beautiful foods while crocheting a shawl. Designed for all skill levels, techniques and stitches, plus they look stylish.
Easy Crochet Dishcloths By Camilla Schmidt Rasmussen & Sofie Grangaard
Learn to Crochet Stitch by Stitch with Modern Stashbuster ProjectsCheck Price On Amazon
I swear by dishcloths as a simple, lightweight project, an excellent way to learn new stitches, easy and functional gifts. A yarn scraps user and an environmentally friendly version of cloths.
Where Can I Buy Crochet Books?
Buy them from any online yarn company, as well as Amazon. Independent stores and designers often sell them. WeCrochet has great ones on accessories to flowers.
I hope you find an excellent collection of patterns to keep your crocheting ventures satisfied for a while to come. When you’ve worked through those, get another!
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