Looking to improve your crochet skills this Spring? You’ll want to check out this list! Here are our favorite reference books for crochet. This book review first appeared in Interweave Crochet Spring 2019. These books are the ultimate crochet resources! Grab a copy and learn something new!
Tracey Todhunter, Interweave and Quarto Publishing
This book will show you how to work 200 crochet stitch patterns! It’s an excellent resource for adventurous crocheters looking to change up a stitch pattern, enhance their knowledge of stitch multiples, or even start designing their own projects. The stitch patterns are broken down into 12 categories: basic stitches, fans and shells, clusters/puffs/popcorns, spike stitches, raised stitches, mesh and fi let, lace and openwork, waves and chevrons, textured stitches, Tunisian stitches, colorwork, and edgings. If you’re on the hunt for a special stitch pattern (or even an old classic), you’re sure to find it in this book. Paperback, 192 pages, $22.99, ISBN 9781632506573
Nancy Brown, Interweave
You may have learned to crochet from this book years ago (some in the Interweave office did!), but this new version is amended with the newest crochet terms and instructions. The detailed table of contents and the even more thorough index ensure you’ll easily find the answer to any crochet question. Everything from the most basic slipknot and foundation chain all the way up to intricate edgings is included. Best of all, this handy little book is small enough to fit in your project bag, and its hard cover makes it durable, so you’ll be using it as a resource for many years to come. Hardcover, 132 pages, $19.95, ISBN 9781596688292
Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby, Lark Crafts
This large book is the king of crochet resources for your craft library. Beginning crocheters need a book like this to get started, and advanced crocheters will love the refresher (and will most definitely learn something new). Have you ever wondered what the difference is between intarsia and jacquard? Ever wanted to know exactly what you should keep in your blocking kit? Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby put together this book packed full of stunning visuals, dazzling images, and charts for nearly everything. It’s divided into six sections: before you stitch, making stitches, beyond the basics, finishing, projects, and resources. You’ll want to grab a copy of this book. Hardcover, 336 pages, $29.95, ISBN 9781454710523
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