Brand New Crochet Books for 2016

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 for 2016. This year’s 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.

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.

Crochet Cowls

By Sharon Hernes Silverman; Published by Stackpole Books


Crochet Cowls Book by Sharon Hernes Silverman, Published by Stackpole Books
Crochet Cowls Book by Sharon Hernes Silverman, Published by Stackpole Books

Type of Book: Crochet pattern book


Reasons you might want to own this book:

  • If you want to crochet a trendy infinity scarf, cowl or neck warmer, this book will give you 15 different choices covering a wide spectrum of possibilities for different crochet techniques, crochet stitches, yarn colors and fibers to try.
  • Projects range from ultra-affordable to luxurious, giving you realistic choices whether you’re keeping careful tabs on your yarn budget or in a position to splurge on luxury yarns.
  • International symbol crochet charts, step-by-step photo tutorials and clear written instructions will have you duplicating these projects intuitively.

Get more details in our book review of Crochet Cowls.

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

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 2016.

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 Books for Beginners

Best Baby Crochet Pattern Books

Best Crochet Motif Pattern Books

Best Crochet Blanket Pattern Books

Best Beadwork Books

Best Filet Crochet Books

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