If you want to crochet contemporary lace patterns, there are several outstanding crochet pattern books you need to know about. These books stand out because they offer you some of the most beautiful, appealing and workable crochet lace patterns that are currently available. Here are my top picks for the best crochet lace pattern books:
Delicate Crochet is a collection of exceptionally gorgeous crochet patterns for making shawls, wraps, tops, sweaters, accessories and a skirt. This book doesn’t specifically set out to be a crochet lace pattern book — but many of this book’s featured designs do happen to be exquisitely lacy. The projects in the book are all delicate, feminine and wearable.
This book includes one of my all-time favorite crochet lace patterns. It’s a pattern for a pair of ruffled lace fingerless gloves made using Hawthorne Speckle fingering weight yarn. So far I’ve made 4 pairs of these gloves, and I’m thinking of making some more of them to give as Christmas gifts in 2019.
Other noteworthy lace patterns in the book include the Berrywine Wrap by Sharon Hernes Silverman, which is pictured on the front cover of the book; the Muriel Lace Cardigan by Robyn Chachula; the Iced Silver Fox Top by Kristin Omdahl; the Palmy Cardigan by Rhonda Davis; and many others. You can see pictures of all these projects in my detailed preview of Delicate Crochet..
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Pineapple Passion is a book that offers you 5 unique crochet lace patterns which all incorporate lovely pineapple motifs. Most of these are crocheted using laceweight yarns. There are 2 pretty shawl and wrap patterns, 2 feminine sweater patterns and one skirt pattern included in the book.
Get more info about this book:
- Click here to read my book review of Pineapple Passion.
- Click here to shop for the Kindle e-book version of Pineapple Passion at Amazon.
- Click here to shop for this book at the author’s website.
Vintage Modern Crochet gives you a selection of multiple wearable, contemporary crochet lace patterns that are created using vintage crochet techniques. The book includes pineapple lace crochet patterns, Irish crochet patterns, Bruges crochet lace patterns, Tunisian crochet patterns and filet crochet patterns.
Learn More About This Book:
- Click here to check out my detailed review of Vintage Modern Crochet by Robyn Chachula.
- Click here to shop for this book at Amazon.
- Click here to shop for this book at Knitpicks.
- Click here to download the Kindle version at Amazon.
If you ever want to crochet lace projects suitable for girls ranging from 2-12 years old, Alla Koval’s Imagical Seasons series of books is an excellent choice for finding suitable patterns. I’ve reviewed both her spring and summer editions, and both of them are absolutely gorgeous! The spring edition contains some of my all-time favorite crochet lace patterns for girls.
The crochet lace patterns in this book are absolutely delightful and soooo pretty. If you crochet for a little girl who likes dainty, lacy, girly things, she would be likely to enjoy wearing any of the lovely garments and accessories presented in this book.
So there you have it: My top picks for the best crochet lace pattern books. If you’re interested in vintage crochet patterns, you’ll also want to check out my antique crochet website for additional possibilities and suggestions.
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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 8-23-2019.