Updated: May 15
Happy Monday, my friends! I wanted to share with you some of *in my opinion* the best crochet books for stitches. As you know, I love creating my own designs but that doesn't mean I don't reference the stitches from elsewhere. If you're like me and you like to make your own stuff or just wing it- these books are for you.
Being a book nerd by nature, I love having a mini crochet library. I'd love to hear what your favorite crochet books are!
1. Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia by Robyn Chachula
This book has it all! Stitches, granny squares, motifs, and borders! Of all my crochet books, this one is my favorite. It provides nice pictures of the stitch, detailed written instructions AND charts.
2. Crochet Stitch Dictionary by Sarah Hazell
The stitches in this book and the Visual Encyclopedia do overlap ( a little, not all!) but the nice part about the Crochet Stitch Dictionary is that it has some information in the start that is geared towards beginners. I'd recommend this book if you're just starting to crochet and want to learn stitches before venturing into patterns. With that being said, It's still a great book for any level crocheter as it has a lot of different stitches and shows the same detailed written instructions, picture instructions and charts as the encyclopedia.
3. The Color Scheme Bible by Anna Starmer
This book isn't a crochet book but I use it more than some of my crochet books. I originally purchased it when I was planning on going to school to be an interior designer (years ago!) but the content is versatile. I like to use it when looking for color scheme or inspiration. (I have a tendency to stick with solids and this helps me get outside of the box).
4. The Ultimate Granny Square Sourcebook- Meteoor books (Collaboration of Crochers)
This book is new but that doesn't change how wonderful it is. I'm a pretty big fan of granny squares and this book is full of all kinds of them. You really won't find the "basics" in here but you'll find a lot of unique ones. This is perfect if you're looking for fun squares for that next afghan!
As I'm sure you've figured out already, I'm a sucker for a good granny square so it's no surprise another motif book is on the list. This book has fun squares and other motifs in all kinds of shapes (not just square) for all sorts of projects.