There are times when it’s beneficial to seek out the most up-to-date information. Crochet books do tend to maintain their usefulness for many years; however, it can be aggravating to have to substitute yarns or track down yarns that have been discontinued when you’re working from older crochet pattern books.

If you crochet trendy wearable projects like hats, scarves, sweaters and dresses, working with brand new patterns gives you a chance to maximize the wear you’ll get from each item before the trends change. While home décor trends tend to have a longer life cycle, the same holds true if you want to crochet items for decorating your home.

This list offers you a look at many of the trendiest, newest crochet books that have been released in 2017-2019. These offerings include some of the most outstanding, interesting and useful books we’ve yet discovered. We hope you’ll enjoy browsing this page and learning more about each book featured on the list.

Delicate Crochet: 23 Light and Pretty Designs for Shawls, Tops and More

By Sharon Silverrman, Published by Stackpole Books


Delicate Crochet pattern book by Sharon Silverman, published by Stackpole Books
Delicate Crochet pattern book by Sharon Silverman, published by Stackpole Books

Important Note: Most of the pages on this website are unbiased crochet book reviews. However, this one is NOT — because on this page, I am writing about a book I contributed to. So please do not think of this as a book review. Instead, think of it as a preview of the book being shared by a proud contributor — because that is exactly what it is!


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Type of Book: Crochet pattern book.


Why you’d want to own this book:

  • The 23 stylish crochet patterns in this book were designed by some of the rock stars of crocheting — Kristin Omdahl, Robyn Chachula, Sharon Silverman, Marty Miller, Vashti Braha and others. You’ll LOVE the variety of exciting patterns these designers have contributed to the book.
  • The patterns in this book are only for crocheting women’s wear — so if you’re a lady in need of new wardrobe pieces, this is a fantastic book to consider owning.
  • Most of the projects in this book share a magical, drapey quality that is quite enchanting.
  • The projects in this book strike a fantastic balance between beautiful and practical. For example, the fingerless gloves are soooo pretty — but they’ll also keep your hands warm while allowing you to text, drive, type or do whatever else you need to accomplish. The tops and shawls are all totally wearable.



Crochet Afghan Revival: 40 Classic Patterns Made to Inspire

Crochet Afghan Revival, featuring blanket patterns by multiple contributors, published by Leisure Arts.
Crochet Afghan Revival, featuring blanket patterns by multiple contributors, published by Leisure Arts.

Type of Book: Crochet pattern book.


Why you’d want to own this book:


If blankets and afghans are your crochet projects of choice, this lovely new pattern collection is likely to appeal to you. This book includes 40 different patterns for blankets, plus 5 different coordinating pillow patterns. You can use a mix of crochet techniques including chevrons, granny squares, motif patterns, crochet lace, colorwork and other techniques to crochet these patterns.

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50 Stitches for Afghans

50 Stitches for Afghans, a Crochet Stitch Dictionary by Darla Sims, Published by Annie's
50 Stitches for Afghans, a Crochet Stitch Dictionary by Darla Sims, Published by Annie’s

By Darla Sims, Published by Annie’s Crochet


Type of Book: This is a crochet stitch dictionary printed in full color.


Why you’d want to own this book:

  • If you enjoy designing, customizing and crocheting blankets and afghans, this stitch dictionary will be exactly what you need for finding suitable stitches to work with. These stitches are all ideal for crocheting blankets. They’re also great for use in designing and crocheting other types of projects; for example, I’ve been using them to make fingerless gloves.
  • This booklet is shorter, lighter in weight and more affordable than a lot of other competing titles. If you like your crochet to be portable, this book is great for that purpose.



Scrappy Afghans

You'll Find 8 Colorful, Scrappy Crochet Afghan Patterns in This Fantastic New Book by Leisure Arts
You’ll Find 8 Colorful, Scrappy Crochet Afghan Patterns in This Fantastic New Book by Leisure Arts

Patterns contributed by multiple designers; published by Leisure Arts


Type of Book: Crochet pattern book.


Why you’d want to own this book:

  • You’ve probably got some yarn scraps hanging around at your place — don’t you? This book will give you inspiration, motivation and ideas for using them up. You’d rather have new blankets than zillions of yarn scraps, wouldn’t you?
  • The patterns included in this book are super creative!
  • Love granny squares? Crochet motif patterns? Textured stripes? You’ll find all those types of projects and others included. Take a look at our detailed review to see project photos.

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Amigurumi, an Adorable Collection: Heroes, Animals and Monsters to Crochet

Amigurumi, an Adorable Collection: Heroes, Animals and Monsters to Crochet, published by Leisure Arts
Amigurumi, an Adorable Collection: Heroes, Animals and Monsters to Crochet, published by Leisure Arts

Type of Book: Crochet pattern book.


Why you’d want to own this book:

  • This book features a variety of enticing and CUTE patterns for crocheting amigurumi toys.
  • These are ALL easy crochet patterns — so if you are new to crochet, this is a fantastic choice! But, even if you are an experienced crocheter, I think you’ll appreciate these easy patterns. A lot of times it’s nice to just relax with an easy project, rather than having to think too hard about what you are doing.
  • There are patterns suitable for both girls and boys, plus one pattern that’s specifically intended as a baby toy.

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Carefree Crochet: 50 Soft, Fashionable Projects That Make You Feel Good

By May Britt Bjella Zamori, Published by Trafalgar Square Books


Carefree Crochet by May Britt Bjella Zamori, published by Trafalgar Square Books
Carefree Crochet by May Britt Bjella Zamori, published by Trafalgar Square Books

Type of Book: Crochet pattern book.


Why you’d want to own this book:

  • Stylish, carefree clothing and home decor patterns in a range of interesting lace and texture stitches
  • 50 impressive projects in a book that’s priced the same as competing titles that only offer 20-25 projects. AND these are substantial projects — blankets, pillows, jackets, long cardigan patterns, shorter sweaters, a dazzling bikini, shawls, and more! Folks, that’s an AMAZING value!
  • Written-out text instructions plus international symbol crochet charts, diagrams and full-color photographs
  • Sturdy hardcover format and straightforward presentation of the book’s contents

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Self-Striping Projects

Self-Striping Projects by Bonnie Barker, Published by Leisure Arts
Self-Striping Projects by Bonnie Barker, Published by Leisure Arts

By Bonnie Barker, Published by Leisure Arts


Type of Book: Crochet pattern book.


Why you’d want to own this book:

  • Make GORGEOUSLY colorful projects, without having to weave in zillions of loose ends.
  • You’ll find patterns you can use for making the most of colorful self-striping yarns, which isn’t always as easy as you might think.
  • Get your hands on more of Bonnie’s signature aran-style crochet patterns for wearable ladies’ accessories — a shoulder wrap, two cowls, a beanie cap, a cool backpack, and a dramatic poncho.
  • While Bonnie is best-known for Aran crochet patterns, she’s talented at designing other types of crochet patterns, too. In this book, you’ll get to try some of her lace crochet patterns, too. One of the two crochet baby blanket patterns in the book is made up entirely of crochet lace. The other lovely blanket incorporates both aran-style crochet and lace stitches to make a truly spectacular project. There’s also a feminine lace stole pattern included to round out the selection of patterns.
  • This excellent collection gives you a fantastic variety of patterns to work; no two are alike, even though they all share the common elements of being colorful and eye-catching.

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Quick Crochet With Flowers: 14 Unique Flower and Leaf Patterns

By Amy Gaines, Published by Leisure Arts


Quick Crochet With Flowers Book by Amy Gaines, Published by Leisure Arts.
Quick Crochet With Flowers Book by Amy Gaines, Published by Leisure Arts.

Type of Book: Crochet pattern book.


Why you’d want to own this book:

  • Get your hands on 14 patterns for crocheting a variety of simple yet chic flowers and leaves.
  • Find instructions and patterns for using those flowers to create stylish home decor projects and wearable accessories for women: two beautiful purses, three gorgeous heandbands, several barrettes, an elegant cowl, a garland, a wreath, and 3 different pieces of wall art.
  • EASY patterns — there is not a single pattern in the book that’s rated as intermediate or advanced. Every last one has a skill level rating of “EASY”.
  • A surprisingly affordable book — you get a LOT for your money.
  • This book is small and light enough to fit in a purse or backpack. Take it with you wherever you go!

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Crochet Kaleidoscope

By Sandra Eng; Published by Interweave


Crochet Kaleidoscope: Shifting Shapes and Shades Across 100 Motifs by Sandra Eng, Published by Interweave Press.
Crochet Kaleidoscope: Shifting Shapes and Shades Across 100 Motifs by Sandra Eng, Published by Interweave Press.

Type of Book: This is a crochet pattern book PLUS color theory manual, all in one.


Why you’d want to own this book:

  • Crochet Kaleidoscope will teach you the secrets to creating enchanting colorways for your crochet motif patterns and also all your finished projects such as blankets, table linens and wearable accessories.
  • Color theory is presented in understandable terms that directly apply to crochet motif patterns.
  • The book is also a rich source of patterns and inspiration for crochet motifs and finished projects. The book includes 100 motif patterns, numerous color variations (I counted 44 all together!) and instructions for making 5 finished crochet projects.
  • A broad variety of motif patterns gives you flexibility to make just about any type of project you want. There are granny squares, circles, triangles, hexagons, octagons, 8-pointed stars, 6-pointed stars and flowers. Some of the hexagons could be used as snowflakes if you’re in need of snowflake motifs.



Crochet Loom Blooms

By Haafner Linssen, Published by Interweave

Crochet Loom Blooms Book by Haafner Linssen, Published by Interweave. Photo courtesy of Interweave. This book is one of our top picks for the best books on crochet flowers.
Crochet Loom Blooms Book by Haafner Linssen, Published by Interweave. Photo courtesy of Interweave. This book is one of our top picks for the best books on crochet flowers.

Type of Book: Crochet Loom Blooms is part crochet pattern book and part DIY flower-making manual.


Why you’d want to own this book:

  • Innovative, ground-breaking, easy-to-follow instructions: This book features an intuitive visual format that incorporates symbol crochet charts plus a brand new charting convention for craft projects made on a flower loom. There is no comparable book on the market as of mid 2019 — this book is in a class by itself.
  • The projects are lovely, appealing and timeless.

If you’re interested in learning how to make flowers on a flower loom, then using the flowers as the basis to make crochet motifs, and then finally using the motifs to create finished projects like blankets and scarves, this book is going to be a welcome addition to your craft pattern library. The book includes patterns, instructions and ideas for 30 flower motifs you can make on the loom and 5 finished projects.

This book is an excellent choice for beginners to either (or both) craft techniques. There are many easy projects included in the book, and the intuitive instructions maximize your chances for success with creating gorgeous flowers.




Color-Block Baby Blankets

Color Block Baby Blankets Book by Kristi Simpson, Published by Leisure Arts.
Color Block Baby Blankets Book by Kristi Simpson, Published by Leisure Arts.

Enjoy the process of crocheting colorful baby blankets that are surprisingly easy to make. Because this book includes so many simple crochet blanket patterns, it is a fantastic choice for beginners — yet the projects are really appealing. There are 2 charming granny square blanket patterns plus a corner-to-corner crochet blanket and several blankets worked using basic crochet stitches. The book is a great value for the asking price.

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Infant Boots & Hats: 6 Charming Sets

By Kristi Simpson; Published by Leisure Arts


Infant Boots and Hats: 6 Charming Sets, a baby crochet pattern book by Kristi Simpson, Published by Leisure Arts
Infant Boots and Hats: 6 Charming Sets, a baby crochet pattern book by Kristi Simpson, Published by Leisure Arts

Type of Book: Small-format, portable 48-page crochet pattern booklet


Why you’d want to own this book:

  • ADORABLE baby patterns that are super easy to crochet
  • Mostly unisex patterns mean that you’re covered whether you’re crocheting for a baby girl or a baby boy.
  • Cute, on-trend styling
  • This book is an excellent value for the money you spend on it.


    • Corner-to-Corner Lap Throws for the Family

      Crochet Corner-to-Corner Lap Throws for the Family, a Crochet Pattern Book by Sarah Zimmerman -- Published by Annie's
      Corner-to-Corner Lap Throws for the Family, a Crochet Pattern Book by Sarah Zimmerman — Published by Annie’s

      Corner-to-corner crochet is trending up, up, UP right now. Bunches of crochet designers have been jumping on board with this technique, learning it, posting about it in their blogs and making corner-to-corner crochet patterns, projects, videos and tutorials available.

      It’s no wonder the technique is so popular; it’s fun, engaging and it allows you to make colorful pictorial crochet projects much more quickly than you’d be able to using other colorwork methods like tapestry crochet and cross stitch on crochet.

      I had the best success with learning how to do the corner-to-corner crochet technique after watching Sarah Zimmerman’s Learn Corner-to-Corner Crochet Class produced by Annie’s Crafts. (That link takes to my review of Sarah’s class — which will give you bunches more details).

      The short version of my review: I highly recommend Sarah’s class. Before I watched the class, I found the corner-to-corner crochet technique a bit perplexing. As I was watching the class, I realized that it isn’t hard at all if you can watch an expert like Sarah demonstrate it. In fact, it is so easy to learn that the skill level rating for the class is “Confident beginner”. While I’m far from being a beginner, I learned bunches from this class — and I bet many of you will, too.

      Taking the class is not strictly a necessity if you are interested in learning the corner-to-corner crochet technique. Sarah also makes a step-by-step photo tutorial available in her new book called Corner-to-Corner Lap Throws for the Family. The tutorial includes a lovely practice heart pattern, plus patterns for working corner-to-corner crochet in a solid color, plus 5 fresh, lively, colorful blanket patterns.




      Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters

      Melissa Leapman's Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters, Published by Creative Publishing International / Quarto Books
      Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters, Published by Creative Publishing International / Quarto Books

      By Melissa Leapman; Published by Quarto Publishing Group / Creative Publishing International


      Type of Book: Crochet stitch dictionary


      Why you’d want to own this book:

      • Noteworthy crochet pattern designer Melissa Leapman has put her stamp of approval on every single crochet stitch pattern included in this book; she’s gone on the record to say that these are her favorites. Who wouldn’t want a shortcut to finding the best and most wearable crochet stitch patterns available? That’s exactly what this book gives you; it’s Melissa’s suggestions for the crochet stitches she finds most indispensable.
      • For each stitch pattern in the book, you get an international symbol crochet chart or multiple charts where appropriate; the charts are in color wherever color printing would be beneficial for helping you visualize the important details; you get large color photographs; and you also get written text instructions.
      • You’ll have a chance to try a wide variety of new stitches, some of which are Melissa Leapman’s original designs. There are shell stitches, lace stitches, colorwork stitches, edgings and more.

      Click here to find additional details in our book review of Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters.




      Learn to crochet Mosaic Hats

      By Melissa Leapman, Published by Annie’s Crochet


      Learn to Crochet Mosaic Hats by Melissa Leapman, published by Annie's.
      Learn to Crochet Mosaic Hats by Melissa Leapman, published by Annie’s.

      Type of Book: This is both a crochet pattern book and a technique book. In the book, you’ll find a clear, concise, step-by-step photo tutorial for learning the mosaic crochet technique. You’ll also find patterns for making 7 eye-catching, multicolored hats.


      Reasons you might want to own this book:

      • The mosaic crochet technique is simply fascinating, and it’s easier than you might think. The technique only requires you to work with one color per row — so you don’t have to juggle a bunch of different yarns to get this cool multicolored effect.
      • These hats are super cool! They’re unisex designs sized for men, women and teens.
      • I go into a bunch more detail in my book review of this title. Check it out!

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      Crochetterie

      By Molla Mills; Published by Jacqui Small.


      Crochetterie: Cool Contemporary Crochet Patterns for the Creatively Minded, Published by Quarto Books / Jacqui Small LLP
      Crochetterie: Cool Contemporary Crochet Patterns for the Creatively Minded, Published by Quarto Books / Jacqui Small LLP

      Type of Book: This is both a crochet pattern book and beginner’s instruction manual combined into one thick, substantial hardcover volume.


      Reasons you might want to own this book:

      • Crochetterie is one of the few guy-friendly crochet instruction manuals available.
      • Molla Mills shares instructions for cool craft techniques like how to add leather straps with buckles to your crochet projects, how to make a crocheted bag with a leather or fabric bottom, how to add linings to your crocheted bags and how to sew in a zipper. Her bags are more functional and practical than the bags you typically see in other crochet pattern books. In fact, if you study the construction of designer purses and tote bags, you’ll quickly realize that these sorts of details are what set the luxury brands’ bags apart from lesser quality bags.
      • If you don’t have the budget for traveling as much as you’d like, this book gives you the opportunity to armchair-travel to Finland. You’ll have a chance to take a peek at how Finnish crafters live, work, dress and decorate.

      Get more details in our book review of Crochetterie.




      Crochet Flowers Step-By-Step

      By Tanya Shliazhko, Published by Quarto / St. Martin’s Griffin.


      Type of Book: This is a beginner’s crochet instruction manual plus crochet pattern book combined into one slim, portable volume.


      Reasons you would want to own this book:

      • This book offers you appropriate patterns for just about every type of flower you might want to crochet.
      • Leaf patterns are included as well.
      • There are also patterns for some finished projects including a tote bag, pillow, placemats and more.
      • International symbol crochet charts, step-by-step photo tutorials and clear text instructions will have you duplicating these flowers to use in all your own craft projects.

      Get more details in our book review of Crochet Flowers Step-By-Step.




      Crochet Snowflakes Step-By-Step

      By Caitlin Sainio, published by Quarto Books / St. Martin’s Griffin.


       Crochet Snowflakes Step-By-Step by Caitlin Sainio, published by Quarto Books / St. Martin's Griffin.
      Crochet Snowflakes Step-By-Step by Caitlin Sainio, published by Quarto Books / St. Martin’s Griffin.

      Type of Book: This is a beginner’s crochet instruction manual plus crochet pattern book combined into one slim, portable volume.


      Reasons you’ll want to own this book:

      • Gorgeous patterns for snowflake motifs and gift-worthy snowflake-themed finished projects will motivate you to want to get busy crocheting.
      • International symbol crochet charts, step-by-step photo tutorials and clear text instructions will have you crocheting these snowflakes intuitively.
      • You’ll find zillions of uses for the snowflakes you make using these patterns. You can use them to decorate for winter, hang from the Christmas tree or mantelpiece, or appliqué to your clothing, hats, accessories, bags and home décor items.

      Get more details in our book review of Crochet Snowflakes Step-By-Step.




      Vintage Modern Crochet

      Vintage Modern Crochet by Robyn Chachula, Published by Interweave
      Vintage Modern Crochet by Robyn Chachula, Published by Interweave

      By Robyn Chachula, Published by Interweave Press


      Type of Book: Crochet pattern book


      Reasons you might want to own this book:

      • If you enjoy crocheting wearable lace fashions and accessories, this is a pattern book you’ll want to take a look at.
      • This pattern collection includes styles by a diverse group of designers, offering you a wide selection of interesting choices for lace patterns to crochet.
      • This book includes crochet patterns for shawls, wraps, jewelry, scarves, a dress and more.

      Get more details in our book review of Vintage Modern Crochet.




      Continuous Crochet

      By Kristin Omdahl, Published by Interweave Press


      Continuous Crochet by Kristin Omdahl, Published by Interweave Press
      Continuous Crochet by Kristin Omdahl, Published by Interweave Press

      Type of Book: Crochet pattern book


      Reasons you might want to own this book:

      • This book offers you easy crochet patterns for wearable items that don’t require much end-weaving or other effort in finishing.
      • Find stylish patterns for wraps, shawls, sweaters, scarves, hats and more.
      • International symbol crochet charts, large color photographs and written-out patterns will help you duplicate these garments and accessories with ease.

      Get more details in our book review of Continuous Crochet.




      75 Colorful Hexagons to Crochet

      By Leonie Morgan, Published by Quarto / St. Martin’s Griffin


      Type of Book: Crochet pattern book


      Reasons you might want to own this book:

      • This book will give you a jump start if you want to get in on the trend for crafting with hexagon motifs.
      • In addition to 75 dazzling hexagon motif patterns, the book also includes patterns for a variety of lovely finished projects including blankets, pillows, a shawl and a bag.
      • You’ll learn how to do things that could seem perplexing without appropriate instructions, like how to crochet half a hexagon motif to use for filling in spots around the edges of your blankets.
      • Lots of different color ideas will help you if you don’t have the confidence to choose your own color palettes.
      • International symbol crochet charts, large color photographs and clear text instructions will have you duplicating these hexagons to use in all your own craft projects.

      Get more details in our book review of 75 Colorful Hexagons to Crochet.





      We hope you enjoyed this roundup of brand new crochet books for 2019.


      Our Picks for Some of the Best Crochet Books of All Time

      If you limit yourself to only working with brand new crochet books, you’ll miss out on crocheting some of the most amazing patterns ever. There’s some wonderful older material that’s still well worth including in your craft pattern library.

      We’ve been busy putting together lists to help you make sense of the best crochet pattern books for crocheting just about any type of project. Here are the lists we’ve compiled so far:

      Best Crochet Stitch Dictionaries

      Best Crochet Granny Square Pattern Books

      Best Crochet Books for Beginners

      Best Baby Crochet Pattern Books

      Best Womenswear Crochet Pattern Books

      Best Crochet Motif Pattern Books

      Best Crochet Blanket Pattern Books

      Best Crochet Edging Pattern Books

      Best Books on Crochet Flowers

      Best Crochet Hat Pattern Books

      Best Crochet Scarf Pattern Books

      Best Crochet Shawl Pattern Books

      Best Tunisian Crochet Books

      Best Crochet Lace Pattern Books

      Best Crochet Sweater Pattern Books

      Best Crochet Doily Pattern Books

      Best Beadwork Books

      Best Filet Crochet Books

      Best Crochet Toy Pattern Books

      If you’re looking for a book on a particular crochet technique, check out our web page about crochet techniques, which also includes book recommendations.

      The Best Knitting Books

      Are you interested in knitting books as well as crochet books? If so, you’ll want to visit KnittingandCrochet.net’s list of best knitting books for 2019 and beyond.

      The Best Craft Books

      If you’re into quilting, candle making or other crafts, check out our list of the best craft books at ArtsWithCrafts.com.

      If you’re an author, publicist or publisher and you’d like us to consider adding your crochet book(s) or other craft books to one or more of our lists, we invite you to get in touch.

      About Your Book Reviewer: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer who holds a degree in textile design and previously enjoyed a career in the textile industry. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, ArtsWithCrafts.com and KnittingandCrochet.net. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns, tutorials and book reviews. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.

      This page was last updated on 8-12-2019.