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The Most Helpful Crochet Books

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The best crochet books? Not an easy question. There are so many of them. This page presents the books which, have a lot of HOW-TO information and without any doubts will become your reliable reference in solving crocheting problems and the source of inspiration for the new projects.

There are a lot of crocheting techniques and a lot of talented people who bring us their experiences and knowledge. I hope this information will help you to find your own "the best ones" among all available books.

A few words of caution. Please keep in mind that all of us are different. Some people consider that the best way to learn something is a book. That's why a well-written and proper presented crochet book is the best possible gift for them. Even among those "I-love-books-readers" there are a lot of people with completely different approach to learning, level of skills and ability to perceive written information.

Think about it. Determination is your the most helpful feature if you are serious about learning some things. You can learn everything your self if you really are determined. Otherwise, you will be looking for any excuses like a very poorly written book, not working descriptions, and so on. From the other side, it is quite possible that you are a visual learner and the YouTube videos or communication with more experienced crocheters and knitters are much better choice for you than a book. All of us are different. I wish you an easy and fast progress in gaining your crocheting skills.

Here are some of my favorite crochet books. I usually look for the books which provide me some "fundamental" and solid information. This kind of information allows a crocheter to experience more freedom in his/her designs. The better you understand the basics of classical design, the more creative ideas and inspiration they will provide. -:)

You can make your own researching about crochet books. Amazon has tons of them for much more reasonable price than a regular retail store. Their customers reviews are also extremely helpful.

The strongest features of the crochet book:

  • Comprehensive presentation of various crochet techniques, from the very basic to advanced.
  • The stitch charts and photos are first rate.
  • Each instruction page has two columns of illustrations for the right-handed and for left-handed people.
  • Crochet patterns have both abbreviation descriptions and graphical charts.
  • Detailed information on the abbreviations and chart symbols used in crochet patterns.
  • The stitch patterns library certainly worth attention of any level crocheters. It is well classified and has excellent charts and descriptions.

The book has anything and everything you would ever need to know about classical crocheting techniques, but don't expect to find a lot of modern crochet projects there. A definite must have for your needlework library.

Buying any book about knitting or crocheting written by Nicky Epstein, you can be sure is a good one. This book is not for the beginners but if you are looking for ways to add some real excitement to your projects, this is certainly another must have book. I'm sure you'll use it for years to come.

The strongest features of the book:

  • A very informative and beautifully written book with easy to read instructions.
  • A beautiful selection of edging that will make any project look great. Each pattern has both the stitch diagrams and written instructions.
  • All borders are categorized by type (ribs, fringes and points, ruffles, floral and color coded for each type. Plenty of new and quite distinctive designs .

Do you like to crochet motifs? Not too sure about creative ideas how to use them? This book is for you. Not only it gives you simply stunning patterns but also teaches you how to join easy motifs to create complicated crocheted fabrics. There are more design options than you ever dreamed. Book is great for the beginner, as well as the advanced, crocheters.

The strongest features of the book:

  • The book is beautifully designed. Even looking at it makes you want to take hook in hand and create.
  • The featured motifs range from simple to challenging. The combination of patterns for squares with methods of connecting them provides many possibilities.
  • Easy instructions, and clearly written details.These techniques can be employed in so many different crochet projects.
  • There is a lot of information about the basics of crochet and reading charts.

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