I teach a series of crochet classes. Here are the books I recommend during these classes to help students master the basics or dive deeper into a new technique. While I do not personally like video tutorials, I know there are some out there too for non-readers, I don’t find value in them so I am not in a position to help find them. There is something about the tactile relationship between someone seeking knowledge from a book and the presentation within its pages.

Unfortunately most publishers think we all live in a perennial state of 1970’s designs when it comes to crochet which makes finding pattern books very challenging unless you’re a big fan of the 1970’s in which case there are a lot of options. I prefer a more modern approach, fresh colors and new styles over the harsh yarns and motifs of days better left as long gone by.

With this perspective in mind, here are my top three picks, let me know in the comments or drop me an email to let me know what books I’ve missed, happy to write a review or record one.

The Crochet Answer Book

The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary

A Modern Guide to Granny Squares

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