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

These make an excellent resource or reference for your library, as you can come back time and time again. When your skills improve, you can go back and make new versions, modifying the idea slightly. 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: 26 Easy Amigurumi Patterns By Sarah Zimmerman

Crochet Cute Critters: 26 Easy Amigurumi Patterns By Sarah Zimmerman

For beginners to amigurumi, this is a perfect place to start. Learn with confidence as every step of the process is detailed in helpful, visual guides. Featuring beautiful patterns for plenty of cute animals from all across the animal kingdom. 

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

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, there are all sorts of cute creations to learn amigurumi with. Practical detailed instructions guide you every step of the way.

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

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

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

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

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 little animals.

These simple ideas are easy to make, and you can modify them to your preference, colour, size, etc.

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

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

The incredibly diverse amount of variance you can have in granny squares is fantastic, they’re such a flexible building block of crocheting a project.

This includes 20 ideas, ranging in skill level and complicated stitches. Plus plenty of tips and tricks to create granny squares.

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The Best Crochet Baby Patterns Books

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

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

Selected and edited by Edie Eckman, teacher and fiber arts designer, this 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.

But 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?

Note: This is a kit that includes a book to make all sorts of 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.

Note: This is a kit that includes a book to make all sorts of Marvel characters, with equipment to create the first few.

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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, from Princess Leia to Luke Skywalker. The materials for Yoda and a Stormtrooper, then instructions only for the other ten projects.

Note: This is a kit that includes a book to make all sorts of Star Wars characters, with equipment to create the first few.

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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 favourites. This is great for people who can’t get enough of Star Wars. Create an adorable BB8 and a sneaky Jawa with materials included in the kit, then 12 other projects for you to do.

Note: This is a kit that includes a book to make all sorts of Star Wars characters, with equipment to create the first few.

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The Best Other Crochet Patterns Books

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

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

Hacks to make your journey in making hats easier, less challenging and fast, learn new skills with confidence. A perfect start in your quest to make a hat, with plenty of different projects to try.

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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. 

Note: You need to have a basic knowledge of how to read patterns to do these projects.

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

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 versatile, easily adaptable to different colors and yarn textures.

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

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. Best of all, they don’t need to be watered!

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

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

The Wayuu people are an indigenous group who live in areas of Columbia and Venezuela. They make beautiful bags, called mochilas, and those wonderful creations inspire this book.

Featuring drawstring bags, a backpack like design, and bold geometric patterns.

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

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

All sorts of hat styles and not just beanies, these are fashionable, colorful and fun. 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: Easy Afghan Projects You Can Complete in One Day By Barb Asselin

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, well you have to use a lot of yarn to create them! But what about creating one in just one day.

Impossible? This book is designed to help 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 dollies decorated nearly every household flat surface, but for many years, they weren’t famous.

But now, there’s a resurgence, and this is a perfect opportunity to discover a bit of crocheting history without feeling overwhelmed. Despite seeming fiddly, these are very easy to create and look lovely.

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Delicious Crochet Shawls: 21 Stylish Crochet Shawls By Lisa Cook

Delicious Crochet Shawls: 21 Stylish Crochet Shawls By Lisa Cook

Inspired by delicious desserts and sweet treats, hence the title, 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: Learn to Crochet Stitch by Stitch with Modern Stashbuster Projects By Camilla Schmidt Rasmussen & Sofie Grangaard

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! Not to mention they’re excellent for your kitchen. An environmentally friendly version to 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 crochet books. WeCrochet has some great crochet books, on all sorts of patterns, from accessories to flowers.

What Is The Best Crochet Book For Beginners?

Many to choose from, the best one is Learn to Crochet, Love to Crochet By Anna Wilkinson. See our post, Crochet Books, for more fabulous choices like this one.

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!

What kinds of projects do you like to work on, or which look intriguing to you? Do you already own one of the ones mentioned in the post? If so, what do you like about them?

Something I forgot? Or have a question? Get in touch with me here. Leave a comment at the end or message me on Twitter.

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