The art of crochet has the capacity to transform your home, your wardrobe and your free time, with projects that are both creative and rewarding. Here's a list of 10 fantastic crochet books to inspire you, featuring advice on tools and techniques, as well as plenty of projects from classic creations to pixel-themed pieces!
This colourful compendium is the go-to guide for all your crochet needs. It features over 80 crochet projects, from pretty flower blankets to baby bonnets and sumptuous scarves. With step-by-step instructions and fabulous photography covering basic stitches, you'll be developing your crochet confidence and producing wonderful pieces in no time.
Ruby & Custard
This easy-to-follow guide contains an assortment of patterns for adults, kids and babies from Ruby & Custard, one of the leading British crochet brands. Choose from over 30 stylish accessories, perfect for home or special occasions, including beanie hats, berets, gloves, scarves, mittens, soft toys, blankets and more. Once you've mastered the basic pattern, you'll be able to customise the designs yourself for even more amazing and original pieces!
Learn to crochet with Nicki Trench, a crochet teacher with over 20 years' experience. In this gorgeous book, she guides you from those initial stitches through to producing beautiful pieces, incorporating a number of crochet techniques. The chapters begin with the basics and increase in difficulty so you can become completely confident with crochet. Create toddlers' throws, blankets, a seashell scarf, Russian dolls and much more.
For something a bit different, this intergalactic kit will have you creating cute, crocheted Star Wars characters in no time! It contains all of the necessary materials to make Yoda and a Stormtrooper, as well as instructions for producing the likes of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and lovable droids R2-D2 and C-3PO. The guide features step-by-step instructions and the projects are all in the popular Japanese style of amigurumi.
Tired of creating little items that can't truly be hugged? This is the book for you! Produce cuddle-sized crochet creations, perfect as gifts for children (or adults!). You'll find wonderful projects for creating big, adorable animals, from the farm to the jungle to the sea, catering for all imaginations. The book features useful illustrations and patterns for basic crochet skills and animal construction techniques.
Discover contemporary crochet designs inspired by retro 8-bit pixels and create fun, quirky images out of crochet squares! Great for making awesome accessories and homewares, from a mix tape blanket to a pixel heart, these inventive designs will brighten up your home with funky patterns and vibrant colours. Each project is clearly presented with stunning photographs, and there's a chapter dedicated to mastering the basic techniques you'll need.
Create a wonderful array of timeless fashion pieces, accessories, gifts and furnishings for home and garden, all specially commissioned from a variety of leading designers. Use an assortment of textural yarns, such as alpaca and cashmere, in earthy shades and vibrant colours. Employ a variety of stitches and techniques and apply embellishments like ribbons and pompoms with this brilliantly extensive book. Chapters include 'Boho Babes', 'Nostalgic Home' and Lazy Summers'.
Brenda K. B. Anderson
This brilliantly unique book features a range of projects, all inspired by the author's fascination with scary-cute creatures! Brenda Anderson presents 23 accessories and toys starring furry monsters, carnivorous plants, killer robots and menacing tiki figures. Learn how to tackle sewing and applique techniques, including how to install zippers, and discover subtle tricks for achieving personality with The Principles of Cuteness.
This book provides 20 projects that will rejuvenate your wardrobe and teach you the fundamentals of crochet. Work through 10 Learn to Crochet projects, which guide you through the most basic crochet techniques, and then 10 Love to Crochet projects, which offer all the inspiration and know-how you need to master this amazing craft. Create beautiful pieces and improve your skills with this delightful book.
Talented crochet designer and blogger Emma Lamb brings her expertise and eye for style to this collection of exquisite crocheted homewares which you can create to transform your home. Whether you're new to crochet or an experienced stitcher, this book is sure to delight, with gorgeous colours, subtle but stunning designs, and lots of techniques, charts and patterns to help you with every project.