Are you interested in crocheting squares, hexagons, flowers, circles, hearts or similar motif patterns? If so, you’ll definitely want to explore this page featuring our picks for the best crochet motif pattern books. We’ve worked at least one motif pattern from all of these books, and have reviewed each book to give you more details and insights about it. If a book is included on this page, it’s because we think the book offers you an excellent value for the asking price.
Crochet Kaleidoscope is currently my favorite book of crochet motif patterns. So far, I have made 6 AMAZING projects that were inspired by this book, and I have plans to make a few dozen more.
This book has three major selling points. The first: There’s a spectacular variety of different shapes presented in the book. For example, really good crochet octagon patterns aren’t easy to find — and this book has them, along with beautiful and well thought out circles, granny squares, hexagons and flowers.
The second: There are finished projects included in this book, and they are all simply spectacular.
The third: This book contains lessons in color theory that are written just for crochet enthusiasts — unlike most color theory books, which are written for graphic designers, web designers, artists and interior designers. So if you are perplexed about how to choose the best colors for your crochet projects, this is a book you absolutely need. I highly recommend it!
Learn More About Crochet Kaleidoscope:
- Click here to see our detailed book review of Crochet Kaleidoscope.
- Click here to shop for this book at Amazon.
2. Clever Crochet Squares
Clever Crochet Squares is a brand new crochet pattern book that gives you a fresh and inspiring take on an old familiar favorite: the crochet granny square. The patterns in this book are innovative for their use of color. Instead of simply using one color per round to crochet your grannies, this book will show you how to use the tapestry crochet technique to make interesting multicolored patterns that are totally intriguing.
The patterns in this book have a vintage, retro look about them. They’re totally contemporary and up to date for 2020, but some of them look like they could be straight out of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
If you enjoy crocheting granny squares, but you want to try something a little different than the typical granny square patterns you see around, I think you are likely to LOVE this book.
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Seamless Crochet is a motif pattern book by Kristin Omdahl. It is both a technique book and a crochet pattern book, giving you a collection of tutorials and patterns on the topic of how to do join-as-you-go crochet motifs. For the cost of the book, you also get a DVD which gives you even more insight into how to do the technique. This book also gives you instructions for completing a variety of different motif patterns using this technique, plus symbol crochet charts, written patterns and a variety of different projects you can make using the motif designs. There’s a whole lot of value packed in this volume; I highly recommend it.
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Would you be interested in crocheting a variety of gorgeous snowflake motifs to use as appliques, Christmas tree ornaments, or embellishments for just about any type of craft project? If so, you’ll want to take a look at Crochet Snowflakes Step-By-Step: A Delightful Flurry of 40 Patterns by Caitlin Sainio, published by Quarto Books / St. Martin’s Griffin. This is a beginner-friendly crochet instruction book featuring 40 different snowflake patterns. The book also includes instructions for stiffening your snowflakes so you can use them as Christmas decorations and ornaments; plus you get additional ideas for appealing projects such as a scarf and headband you can make using the snowflake patterns in the book.
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- Click here to learn more about this book in our book review.
Granny squares are some of the most popular crochet motif patterns ever. Would you enjoy focusing your energies on cranking out bunches of beautiful squares and then using them to create finished projects like blankets, hats, wrist warmers, pillows, tote bags and slippers? If so, this is the book for you.
Learn More About This Book:
- Read our in-depth book review of this title.
- Check out this book on Amazon; they have a preview of the book available on their website plus bunches of reader reviews.
If you need a crochet motif pattern in just about any shape except a snowflake, this book probably has shapes you can use. Find bunches of different patterns for circles, wheels, squares, flowers, hexagons, hearts and other sorts of crochet motifs.
Find Out More About This Book:
- Check out our book review of 50 Fabulous Crochet Thread Motifs.
- Click here to check availability at Amazon.com.
This slim, easily portable crochet motif pattern book includes patterns for both triangle motifs and finished projects you can make using the triangles. Darla Sims is the author, and Leisure Arts is the publisher.
Where to Find Triangle Treasury:
- Click here to shop for this book on Amazon.
- Click here to check out our book review of Triangle Treasury
So that’s our roundup of the 7 best crochet motif pattern books. We hope you found bunches of worthwhile books to add to your crochet pattern stash.
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 invites you to sign up for her free knitting and crochet newsletter, so you can easily keep up with all the new patterns, tutorials and book reviews she is posting. 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.