Our Top Choice
Judith Durant and Edie Eckman One-Skein Wonders for Babies
Judith Durant and Edie Eckman are both passionate about crocheting and knitting and are keen on helping others learn the skill.
Easy to understand. Numerous practice projects. Uses one yarn per project. Less time consuming. Each design is explained using charts, schematics, and detailed instructions.
The yarns recommended by the writers are hard to find.
Kindle and paperback
Country Bumpkin Publications A to Z of Crochet
Country Bumpkin Publication has published needle works since 1985 and has given readers the inspiration to complete their needle projects.
Ultimate guidance; Step by step outline; Numerous pictures; Real life examples
Not ideal for left-handed crocheters.
Afghan, beads, circular
Kitty Moore Crochet for Beginners
Kitty Moore is a talented author who loves writing about various crafts and providing inspiration by engaging readers in fulfilling hands-on projects.
Useful information. Easy to follow guidelines. Clear directions. Useful tips for beginners. Covers all the fundamentals.
There aren’t too many pictures in this volume.
Kindle, paperback, audio book
Linda P. Schapper Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs
Linda P. Schapper is an author whose artistic eye is evident in all her wide range of creations, which include patchwork quilts and crochet items.
Good instructions. Well-organized. Easy navigation. Pictorial guidance. Contains both traditional and innovative designs.
Reader needs prior knowledge of crochet stitches.
Leisure Arts A Year of Doilies Book
Leisure Arts started out in 1971 with the purpose of creating art designs that add value to everyday living.
Delightful designs. Unique patterns. Great interior decoration ideas. Large, colorful pictures. Good for intermediate and advanced knitters as well.
Fewer designs than other books.