Did you know that March is National Crochet Month?
I had no idea of the celebration when my friend and I signed up for a local crochet class in my community just a few weeks ago. I just finished 3 classes on beginner crochet, and boy do I love it!
In the last few weeks, I have become obsessed with crochet! I have pinned about 1 million pins. I have bought a ridiculous amount of yarn, needles and patterns. I have subscribed to numerous blogs that have tips, tricks and patterns. But the absolute best thing that is guiding me along in my crocheting journey? Some really helpful crochet books.
Recently, I spent an afternoon browsing the books at the library, sitting down with them, studying them while I crochet away. I found some to be more helpful than others. Here are my top four favorite books for crochet!
Best Beginner Crochet Guide Books
1. Crochet VISUAL Quick Tips – Very helpful pocket book that gives answers in a simple and quick form. I keep this book with me in my purse, and pull it out for a fast reference. Contributors: Cecily Keim, Kim P. Werker. ISBN: 9780470097410, 0470097418. ($14.99 US / $17.99 Can.)
2. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crochet (2nd Edition) – Every thing I need seems to be in this book. If I only had one book, this would be the book. It is visually appealing and extremely helpful. Contributor: Cecily Keim, ISBN 9780470879979, 0470879971 ($24.99 US / $29.99 Can.)
3. Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia – Amazingly chocked-full encyclopedia of 300 lovely crochet patterns. From basic stitches to more complex, this book is going to be helpful for many years to come! Contributor: Robyn Chachula, ISBN 9781118030059, 1118030052 ($24.99 US / $29.99 Can.)
4. Crochet Patterns For Dummies – Once you have the basics down from the VISUAL books, this book leads you through a number of patterns for hats, handbags, sweaters and more. With over 50 patterns, this book is great for beginners and beyond! Contributors: Susan Brittain, ISBN 9780470536452, 0470536454 ($19.99 US / $23.99 Can.)
I found each of these crochet manuals to be helpful in there own way. For those that are more visual, I recommend the VISUAL books – lots of photos that guide you and teach you! I also liked the Crochet Patterns for Dummies because it had both beginner references and easy patterns to start with! So far I have made a cup cozie, a hat and fingerless gloves! I cannot wait to show you and make more!