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Crochet Pattern Books For All Skill Levels. An Amazing Variety Of Patterns And Designs For All Crocheting Interests

These crochet books make an excellent resource or reference book for your library. The possibilities are endless.

Another benefit is their value because you’re paying one price for numerous patterns. Some include as many as a hundred or more! There’s something to suit any tastes or interests, so take a look and see what you find!

Here are the twenty best crocheting books for 2020.

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The Best Crochet Amigurumi Pattern Books

Crochet Cute Critters By Sarah Zimmerman

26 Easy Amigurumi Patterns

Crochet Cute Critters: 26 Easy Amigurumi Patterns By Sarah Zimmerman

For beginners to amigurumi. Every step of the process is detailed in helpful visual guides. Featuring beautiful patterns for cute animals.

For other similar projects, check out Edward’s Menagerie by Kerry Lord.

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Whimsical Stitches By Lauren Espy

A Modern Makers Book of Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

Whimsical Stitches: A Modern Makers Book of Amigurumi Crochet Patterns By Lauren Espy

Playful is the right word to describe this book! Ranging from personified fruits, plants, and an adorable octopus, many cute creations to learn amigurumi. Practical detailed instructions to guide you.

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Unicorns, Dragons and More Fantasy Amigurumi By Joke Vermeiren 

Bring 14 Magical Characters to Life!

Unicorns, Dragons and More Fantasy Amigurumi: Bring 14 Magical Characters to Life! By Joke Vermeiren

Fairies, unicorns, dragons, and many more. In fourteen exquisite patterns, create a fantasy wonderland, full of intriguing residents.

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Kawaii Crochet By Melissa Bradley 

40 Supercute Crochet Patterns for Adorable Amigurumi

Kawaii Crochet: 40 Supercute Crochet Patterns for Adorable Amigurumi By Melissa Bradley

Combining two very already cute Japanese concepts, amigurumi, and kawaii subculture into one. Create something of every shade of the rainbow, from peas in a pod to animals.

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Snuggle and Play Crochet By Carolina Guzman Benitez

40 Amigurumi Patterns for Lovey Security Blankets and Matching Toys

Snuggle and Play Crochet: 40 Amigurumi Patterns for Lovey Security Blankets and Matching Toys By Carolina Guzman Benitez

Designed for young ones or the young at heart, full of huggable, snuggly toys, and an accompanying security blanket. You could make both, or just one. Either way, plenty of ideas to make a gift for a child in your life.

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The Best Crochet Granny Squares Patterns Books

Crochet Granny Squares

Crochet Granny Squares

Granny squares are fantastic. They’re such 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.

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The Best Crochet Baby Patterns Books

Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies

101 Projects for Infants & Toddlers

Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies: 101 Projects for Infants & Toddlers

Edie Eckman, teacher and fiber arts designer, selected and edited this. It features designs from over 54 independent designers all over the world.

Each comes with excellent photography, visual guides, and detailed patterns.

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Best Baby Afghans

54 Baby Blankets in a Variety of Crochet Styles and Colors, Includes Easy Step-by-Step Instructions and Radiant Full-Color Photography

Best Baby Afghans - 54 Baby Blankets in a Variety of Crochet Styles and Colors

Compiled by the arts and crafts publisher Leisure Arts, this features 54 beautiful ideas for afghans specifically for babies and toddlers. Ranging from simple, bold colors to lacy designs, there’s plenty of range.

They’re all soft, snuggly, and hardwearing once crocheted up.

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The Best Crochet Media Inspired Pattern Books

Harry Potter Crochet by Lucy Collin

Harry Potter Crochet by Lucy Collin

It includes all the materials needed to make Harry Potter and Dobby the Elf. Then there are instructions for 12 other characters from the wizarding world.

Plus, a magic wand themed crochet hook to do the projects. How unique is that? This is a kit including a book to make Harry Potter characters with equipment to create the first few.

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Marvel Universe Crochet By Kati Galusz

Marvel Universe Crochet (Crochet Kits)

It’s a kit, so it has all the materials you need to make Captain America and Spiderman. Assemble the rest of the avengers with instructions for ten other characters from Marvel.

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Star Wars Crochet By Lucy Collin

Star Wars Crochet (Crochet Kits)

An excellent choice if you love Star Wars, this is. Plenty of recognizable characters in an adorable crocheted form. Materials for Yoda and a Stormtrooper & instructions the other ten crochet projects.

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Star Wars Even More Crochet By Lucy Collin

Star Wars Even More Crochet By Lucy Collin

Full of beloved characters from the new trilogy, plus some other familiar favorites. Create an adorable BB8 and a sneaky Jawa with materials included in the kit, then 12 other projects for you to do.

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The Best Other Crochet Patterns Books

24 Hours Crochet Hacks by Emily Rohan 

25 Fast and Easy Crochet Hat Patterns for Beginners

24 Hours Crochet Hacks: 25 Fast and Easy Crochet Hat Patterns for Beginners

Hacks to make your journey in making hats easier and faster, learn new skills with confidence. A perfect start in your quest to make a hat.

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Just Little Doilies: 27 Crochet Patterns By Tara Cousins

Just Little Doilies: 27 Crochet Patterns By Tara Cousins

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 or fiddly, and an excellent jumping-off point to make dollies. 

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10 Stylish Handbag Patterns for Crochet By Maria Barnes 

A trendy collection of easy-to-make crochet bags

10 Stylish Handbag Patterns for Crochet: A trendy collection of easy-to-make crochet bags By Maria Barnes

Add a handmade touch to your everyday life. Patterns for handbags to suit any occasion, they’re stylish, trendy, and easy to whip up in a few days.

They’re adaptable to different colors, different weight yarn, and yarn textures.

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Crocheted Succulents By Emma Varnam

Cacti and Other Succulent Plants to Make

Crocheted Succulents: Cacti and Other Succulent Plants to Make By Emma Varnam

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.

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Colorful Wayuu Bags to Crochet: By Rianne de Graaf

A guide to making tapestry crochet bags

Colorful Wayuu Bags to Crochet: A guide to making tapestry crochet bags By Rianne de Graaf

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.

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Crochet Boutique: Hats By Rachael Oglesby 

25 Fresh Takes on Classic Crocheted Hat Designs

Crochet Boutique: Hats: 25 Fresh Takes on Classic Crocheted Hat Designs Paperback By Rachael Oglesby

Fashionable, colorful, and fun hats. Designed for intermediate crocheters, this includes many new techniques and plenty of skills to learn and get excited about.

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One-Day Crochet: Afghans By Barb Asselin

Easy Afghan Projects You Can Complete in One Day

One-Day Crochet: Afghans: Easy Afghan Projects You Can Complete in One Day By Barb Asselin

Afghans are notorious for taking days and weeks to make. You have to use lots of yarn to create them! But what about creating one in just one day.

This book helps you achieve the impossible, with beautiful results too.

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Old-Fashioned Doilies to Crochet (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace) By Rita Weiss 

Old-Fashioned Doilies to Crochet (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace) By Rita Weiss

Once a thing of the past, lacy doilies decorated nearly every household flat surface, but for many years, they weren’t famous.

Now, there’s a resurgence. This is a perfect opportunity to discover a bit of crocheting history. Very easy to create and look lovely.

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Delicious Crochet Shawls By Lisa Cook

21 Stylish Crochet Shawls

Delicious Crochet Shawls: 21 Stylish Crochet Shawls By Lisa Cook

Inspired by delicious desserts and sweet treats, you’ll almost be able to taste these beautiful foods while crocheting a shawl. Designed for all skill levels and different techniques and stitches, plus they look very stylish too.

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Easy Crochet Dishcloths By Camilla Schmidt Rasmussen & Sofie Grangaard

Learn to Crochet Stitch by Stitch with Modern Stashbuster Projects

Easy Crochet Dishcloths: Learn to Crochet Stitch by Stitch with Modern Stashbuster Projects By Camilla Schmidt Rasmussen & Sofie Grangaard

I swear by dishcloths as a simple, lightweight project, an excellent way to learn new stitches, easy and functional gifts, plus a yarn scraps user-uper too! An environmentally friendly version of disposable cloths. What’s not to love?

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Your Questions Answered

Where Can I Buy Crochet Books?

You can buy them from any online yarn company, as well as Amazon. Independent stores and designers often sell them. WeCrochet has some great ones, on all sorts of patterns, from 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 all of those, maybe you can go back for another!

Something I forgot? Or have a question? Leave a comment at the end.

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