If you’re interested in crocheting wearable accessories such as hats, scarves, cowls, mittens and fingerless gloves, you’ll definitely want to check out our picks for the best crochet accessory pattern books:

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

By Sharon Silverman, 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 Disclosure: Most of the pages on this website are unbiased crochet book recommendations. However, this one is NOT — because I contributed 2 of the accessory patterns to this book, a necklace and a pair of ruffled fingerless gloves. These are 2 of the nicest crochet accessory patterns I have ever designed; I think they are simply gorgeous, and they are two of my most frequently-complimented crochet projects.


The other accessory patterns included in this book are also fantastic. There are some lovely scarf, cowl and shawl patterns included. So, of course, I strongly believe this book deserves its place at the top of my list of best crochet accessory pattern books.


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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

This book offers a broad variety of stylish accessory patterns to crochet — hats, purses, fingerless gloves, boot cuffs, shawls and more. In addition to the delightful accessories, the book also includes patterns for sweaters, clothing and home decor. All together, you get patterns for crocheting 50 impressive projects — and the book is priced the same as competing titles that only offer 20-25 crochet projects. AND the book also includes international symbol crochet charts, plus written-out text instructions and color photographs. For what you get, this book is a spectacular value.

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Crocheted Beanies and Slouchy Hats by Julie King

Crocheted Beanies and Slouchy Hats: 31 Patterns for Fun, Colorful Hats by Julie King, Published by Stackpole Books
Crocheted Beanies and Slouchy Hats: 31 Patterns for Fun, Colorful Hats by Julie King, Published by Stackpole Books

If you’re in need of crochet hat patterns, definitely take a look at Crocheted Beanies and Slouchy Hats; it’s at the top of my list of best crochet hat pattern books for 2020. This book has you covered if you want to crochet berets, beanies, slouchy beanies or even an earflap beanie. All together, there are 31 stylish crochet hat patterns included in the book.

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Hats, Scarves and Mittens for the Family

by Lisa Naskrent, published by Annie’s Crochet


Hats, Scarves and Mittens for the Family, a crochet pattern book by Lisa Naskrent, published by Annie's Crochet
Hats, Scarves and Mittens for the Family, a crochet pattern book by Lisa Naskrent, published by Annie’s Crochet

Hats, Scarves and Mittens for the Family gives you patterns for crocheting matching accessory sets for both adults and children. The patterns are sized for kids ages 2-12, for adult men and for adult women. These are all intermediate-level crochet patterns. The projects are all classic, wearable ones that would be practical additions to anyone’s fall or winter wardrobe.

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Fair Isle Mittens

Fair Isle Mittens: Beautiful Designs Including Super Comfy Linings by Lori Adams, published by Leisure Arts
Fair Isle Mittens: Beautiful Designs Including Super Comfy Linings by Lori Adams, published by Leisure Arts

By Lori Adams, Published by Leisure Arts

This book gives you a variety of lovely patterns for crocheting appealing mittens to wear yourself and to give as gifts to your friends, colleagues and family.

The book also gives you an excellent opportunity to increase your technical knowledge of crochet. If you’ve ever pondered whether there is a way to make your crochet look like Fair Isle knitting, this book will answer that question definitively (hint: The answer is YES! — and will also teach you exactly how to do it via a step-by-step photo tutorial and a whole bunch of tips and hints included in the instructions.

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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 1-20-2020.

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