Our Favorite Crochet Books for Summer!
If you’re hooked on crochet this summer and on the hunt for more projects, these books won’t disappoint! These crochet book reviews originally appeared in Interweave Crochet Summer 2018. Check out our summer issue for incredible summer patterns and add these crochet books to your list while you’re at it!
Beth Nielsen, Interweave
Paperback, 126 pages, $22.99, ISBN 9781632503169
Learn unique crochet stitches while making garments with free-spirited style! This book features twenty crochet patterns, each using a unique or obscure stitch. Create cardigans using hairpin lace, use the spike stitch to dress up your new favorite crochet tote, or make a cute crossbody bag with the basketweave stitch. Schematics and charts accompany the patterns; flip to the back for a list of abbreviations and a handy glossary.
Amy Mullins and Marnia Ryan-Raison, SewandSo
Paperback, 128 pages, $23.99, ISBN 9781446306631
Although it’s not quite crochet, macramé. is a close relative of our beloved craft, and this fantastic book might inspire you to try it out! This handy book includes twenty-four easy patterns for home and garden. Create trendy wall hangings, beautiful buntings, and even a deck chair! You’ll love all the patterns for these modern designs, and the plentiful pictures and illustrations will help you get started if you’re new to the craft.
Helgrid Van Impelen and Verena Woehlk Appel, Stackpole Books
Paperback, 112 pages, $22.95, ISBN 9780811717748
This book of thirty crochet patterns is perfect for summer. The patterns are separated into three sections: “A Day at the Beach,” “Summer in the City,” and “Let’s Have a Party.” The beach section includes patterns for swimsuits, beach bags, headbands, and more. The city section features cute tops and stylish espadrilles, and the party section has patterns for fancy tops and elegant clutches. You’ll find a refresher on all things crochet in the back.
What are your favorite crochet books for summer? Let us know in the comments below!
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Editor Interweave Crochet