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:

1. Delicate Crochet by Sharon Hernes Silverman

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


Ruffled crochet fingerless gloves designed by Amy Solovay. The pattern for these fingerless gloves is included in Delicate Crochet by Sharon Hernes Silverman, published by Stackpole Books.
Ruffled crochet fingerless gloves designed by Amy Solovay. The pattern for these fingerless gloves is included in Delicate Crochet by Sharon Hernes Silverman, published by Stackpole Books.

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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2. Pineapple Passion by Karen Whooley

Pineapple Passion, a crochet pattern book by Karen Whooley
Pineapple Passion, a crochet pattern book by Karen Whooley

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.


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3. Vintage Modern Crochet

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.

4. Imagical Seasons Spring

Imagical Seasons spring crochet lace pattern book for girls by Alla Koval
Imagical Seasons spring crochet lace pattern book for girls by Alla Koval

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.

5. Imagical Seasons Summer

Imagical Seasons summer crochet lace patterns for girls, by Alla Koval
Imagical Seasons summer crochet lace patterns for girls, by Alla Koval

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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This page was last updated on 5-8-2019.

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