Crocheting for children is so much fun. When you’re making projects for kids, you can choose bright colors, cute patterns and fun themes. Not only that, the projects tend to be small, so you can usually finish them much more quickly than you would finish a comparable adult-sized project. If you’re interested in crocheting something wonderful for any of the kids in your life, we invite you to consider our top picks for the best kids’ crochet pattern books.

Crochet for Girls

This book is filled with patterns for girls — 23 of them in all. The book includes patterns for crocheting a diverse number of wardrobe items. In addition to the usual sweater and hat patterns, you also get patterns for crocheting dresses, a skirt, a poncho, cute purses and a bunch of unusual accessories. The accessory patterns include leg warmers (the stitch pattern complements the design of one of the sweaters, so you could make a coordinating set), a lace Peter Pan-style collar, and others. So if there’s a little girl on your gift list who wears a clothing size between four and ten, this is definitely a book you’ll want to consider adding to your library.


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Imagical Seasons Spring and Summer by Alla Koval: These 2 books are a couple of my top picks for the best crochet pattern books for making kids' clothing and accessories.
Imagical Seasons Spring and Summer by Alla Koval: These 2 books are a couple of my top picks for the best crochet pattern books for making kids’ clothing and accessories.

Imagical Seasons Spring

If you’re specifically interested in crocheting lovely, lacy, feminine springtime projects for the little girls in your life, Imagical Seasons Spring is the crochet pattern book I’d recommend you look at first. The projects in this book are totally spectacular — and that’s actually an understatement.


Click here to see project photos and get more info in my book review of Imagical Seasons Spring by Alla Koval.

Imagical Seasons Summer

It’s not easy to find viable summer crochet patterns, but this book is an example of some good ones. The book is filled with super pretty, feminine and charming summer patterns to crochet for little girls. They’re super cute designs that any little girl is sure to love!

Click here to see project photos and find more details in my book review of Imagical Seasons Summer by Alla Koval.

Baby Blueprint Crochet

If you want to crochet sweaters or layette items for babies and toddlers, this book is worth considering. There are sooo many practical projects included in this book: baby blankets; sweaters; footwear including socks, booties and boots; a wool diaper cover; baby toys and more.

One caveat: Many of the patterns in this book are vaguely retro, and were heavily influenced by the late 1970s / early 1980s design aesthetic. So if that’s your style, you’re likely to love this book. If you aren’t sure whether you’d like it or not, you can see a preview of the book at Amazon by using the “Look Inside” feature.


The patterns included in the book are suitable for little boys and little girls — boys are definitely not left out of the fun here.

Important note: If you’re specifically looking for baby patterns, click here to check out our picks for the best baby crochet pattern books.

Crochet Amigurumi Patterns and Other Toy Patterns

Amigurumi, an Adorable Collection: Heroes, Animals and Monsters to Crochet, published by Leisure Arts
Amigurumi, an Adorable Collection: Heroes, Animals and Monsters to Crochet, published by Leisure Arts

IF you’re looking for cute toy patterns to crochet for babies and children, check out our list of best crochet toy patterns. Pictured here is the book that I think is the best value on the list. It’s called Amigurumi: An Adorable Collection. It’s a wonderful book filled with patterns for crocheting adorable toys and dolls that would appeal to both little boys and little girls.


So there you have it: My picks for the best kids’ crochet pattern books. I hope one of these books will meet your needs. Happy crocheting!

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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 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.

This page was last updated on 8-23-2020.