Crochet Book Reviews

Reviews of Crochet Pattern Books and Crochet Stitch Dictionaries

Unexpected Afghans, a Crochet Pattern Book Published by Interweave Press
Unexpected Afghans, a Crochet Pattern Book by Robyn Chacula. Published by Interweave Press.

Shopping for crochet books? Get the scoop on interesting crochet pattern books and stitch dictionaries. I've written book reviews sharing my honest opinion about each of the crochet books featured on this page.

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    Seamless Crochet by Kristin Omdahl

    Does anyone really enjoy weaving in ends?

    No?

    I didn't think so.

    This book teaches you bunches of interesting lessons, one of which is how to avoid this task in cases where you are working on joining bunches of crochet motifs together.

    This is going to blow your mind. Seriously! It's amazing. Assuming that you can wrap your head around it, which I must say, might take you out of your comfort zone for a while (that is, if you are already used to crocheting motifs in the usual way).

    If...MORE you're ready to take a gigantic step towards mastering the art and craft of crochet, this is a great book to consider.

    Oh, and I should also mention that it's a pattern book, too. You can learn the technique by working your way through bunches of fabulous patterns.

    Intrigued? Want more details? If so, I invite you to check out my book review of Seamless Crochet.

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    Unexpected Afghans Book by Robyn Chacula

    Unexpected Afghans, a Crochet Pattern Book Published by Interweave Press
    Unexpected Afghans, a Crochet Pattern Book by Robyn Chacula. Published by Interweave Press.

    This is your chance to load up on exquisite afghan patterns! You get a whole collection of 'em in this book -- granny afghans, Tunisian crochet afghans, lace afghans and even some pillow patterns.

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    The Best of Interweave Crochet

    Over the years, Interweave Crochet Magazine has posted some pretty cool articles and patterns. In this book, Marcy Smith shares her picks for the best the magazine has to offer.

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    This stitch dictionary has just about everything you could ask for: inspiring photos. Clear instructions. Symbol crochet diagrams. It's a great reference for any crochet enthusiast, from beginner to advanced.

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    Simply Crochet by Robyn Chacula

    This is a collection of 22 different patterns for ladies' clothing, girls clothes, home decor items, accessories and more.

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    Crochet So Fine Book by Kristin Omdahl

    Crochet So Fine book by Kristin Omdahl, published by Interweave Press
    Crochet So Fine book by Kristin Omdahl. Interweave Press

    This book provides patterns for using fine yarns to crochet eye-catching shawls, wraps, scarves, hats, tunics, cardigans, and other projects for women. Stitch diagrams are included for each design in the book. For more info, please be sure to check out my detailed book review.

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    Knitting and Crochet Pattern Book Called Gifted Published by Interweave Press
    Knitting and Crochet Pattern Book Called Gifted. Interweave Press

    If you'd like to handcraft the gifts you give your friends, family members, and colleagues, this book is well worth a look. It contains knitting patterns, crochet patterns, felting projects, sewing projects, and more. Be sure to check out my detailed book review for more information.

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    Baby Blueprint Crochet Book by Robyn Chachula

    Baby Blueprint Crochet Book Cover -- A Crochet Pattern Book Featuring Symbol Crochet
    Baby Blueprint Crochet: Irresistible Projects for Little Ones -- A Crochet Pattern Book Featuring Symbol Crochet, by Robyn Chachula. Interweave Press

    The retro-inspired baby patterns in this book are all presented using easy-to-understand symbol crochet charts, plus written instructions.

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    The Beaded Edge Book by Midori Nishida and CRK Design

    The Beaded Edge
    The Beaded Edge. The Beaded Edge -- Interweave Press

    Learn how to crochet dainty beaded trims and edgings. This stunning pattern book teaches you how to create 18 different beadwork trim patterns inspired by Turkish designs. Each of the designs can be used in many different ways.

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    Mollie Makes Woodland Friends

    This book is filled with cute craft projects featuring a woodland theme. There are several adorable crochet projects included in this book, although crochet is not the main focus of the book. If you enjoy knitting, sewing, embroidery, paper crafts and other techniques -- or you want to dabble a bit in a craft technique you've never tried before -- this is a fantastic book to take a look at.

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    The Crochet Closet by Lisa Gentry

    The Crochet Closet, A Crochet Pattern Book by Lisa Gentry
    The Crochet Closet, A Crochet Pattern Book by Lisa Gentry. Leisure Arts

    If you're looking for wearable crochet sweater patterns for ladies, this book is worth checking out. It features a number of versatile patterns in a wide range of sizes. The common element is that all the designs are stylish, yet classic. My verdict: five stars!

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    CrochetWear Pattern book by Ann Regis
    CrochetWear Pattern book by Ann Regis. Leisure Arts

    If you're looking for interesting women's wear patterns, in sizes from extra small through extra large, this is a pattern book that might be of interest to you. The book also includes crochet patterns for accessories such as hats and fingerless gloves.

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    Dressing Up Baby Book by Darla Sims

    Dressing Up Baby Book by Darla Sims
    Dressing Up Baby Book by Darla Sims. Photo Courtesy of Pricegrabber

    Get crochet patterns for five different baby layette sets. Each set includes a baby blanket, a pair of baby booties, a baby hat and a little sweater or jacket.

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    Fair Isle to Crochet by Karen Ratto-Whooley

    Fair Isle to Crochet Book by Karen Ratto-Whooley
    Fair Isle to Crochet Book by Karen Ratto-Whooley. Leisure Arts

    This book features patterns for five eye-catching multicolored afghans. I was impressed by this book; check out my detailed book review to learn why.

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    Crochet Red: Crocheting for Women's Heart Health

    Crochet Red
    Crochet Red. © Laura Zander / Sixth and Spring Books

    I wouldn't have expected to find a book that focuses on two such disparate topics together: crochet patterns and heart health. Nevertheless, that's what this book is all about.

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    Crochet Wraps Every Which Way by Tammy Hildebrand

    Crochet Wraps Every Which Way by Tammy Hildebrand
    Crochet Wraps Every Which Way by Tammy Hildebrand. Photo © Stackpole Books

    Want to crochet a shawl or wrap? If so, Tammy has you covered with this fantastic collection of patterns.

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    Itty Bitty Crocheted Critters

    Itty Bitty Crocheted Critters Book
    Itty Bitty Crocheted Critters Book. Photo © Tuttle Publishing

    If you have the patience for crocheting with a tiny hook, you can transform some embroidery floss into miniature crocheted amigurumi animals using the patterns in this book.

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    Crochet 24 Hour Baby Afghans Book

    If you need to crochet a baby shower gift in a hurry, perhaps this book can help. The book premise: you'll find 16 baby afghan patterns that can each be crocheted in 24 hours. Want to know more? If so, you're invited to check out my book review.

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    If you'd like to explore a variety of possibilities for crocheting triangles, this is a good book to consider.

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    This stitch dictionary is one of the most inspiring crochet books I've come across in a long time.

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    This book presents five different patterns for crocheting textured baby afghans. You'll use cluster stitches and other interesting textured crochet stitches to create these designs. The featured afghans are mostly unisex designs appropriate for babies of either gender. Want more info? You're invited to check out my detailed book review.

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    Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets Book by Sharon Silverman
    Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets Book by Sharon Silverman. Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets Book by Sharon Silverman. Photo © Leisure Arts, Used With Permission.

    Have you learned the Tunisian crochet technique yet? If you have, this book gives you a chance to expand your knowledge and try some new patterns and stitches using the technique.

    If you haven't, you're in for a real treat with this book. The book is both a pattern book and a technique book.

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    The focus of this book: stylish textured crochet hat and scarf patterns.

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    DIY Afghans Book and CD Rom by Mary Beth Temple

    DIY Afghans Book by Mary Beth Temple, Published by Leisure Arts
    DIY Afghans Book by Mary Beth Temple, Published by Leisure Arts. DIY Afghans Book by Mary Beth Temple -- Photo © Leisure Arts

    Would you be interested in designing your own quilt-inspired afghans? If so, this is a book you might enjoy. My book review provides more details.

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    Author: Kathryn Vercillo

    I haven't yet had a chance to read and review this book, but it's a title I'm hoping to read in the future when time permits. The book covers a topic that I think would be interesting to many of you, so I'm passing the info about it along to you in case it's a book you'd like to read.