In search of some modern crochet books, but don’t know where to start? With so many different crochet books on the market, it can be tough finding the perfect one for you. So in the list down below, you’ll find 15 different crochet books geared towards the modern maker!
This crochet book list is split up into 4 different categories (stitch patterns, garments, accessories, and home decor). If you’re looking for a specific category, just click that section using the table of contents down below.
Let’s get started!
Table of contents
Modern Crochet Stitch Pattern Books
Modern Crochet Bible: Over 100 Contemporary Crochet Techniques and Stitches
Author: Sarah Shrimpton
This book is a personal favorite of mine as it goes into detail on how to create stunning modern crochet stitches. It also goes into detail on different crochet techniques, like Tunisian crochet, tapestry, mosaic, and corner-to-corner.
A Modern Guide to Textured Crochet: A Collection of Wonderfully Tactile Stitches
Author: Lee Sartori
This book has a variety of beautifully textured crochet stitches and crochet projects. The stitches are even organized by season, so you’ll never get bored!
The next book on the list is for the person who loves making granny squares! And if you need some pattern ideas, why not try making this fun granny square bag pattern or this simple granny square crossbody bag.
A Modern Guide to Granny Squares: Awesome Color Combinations and Designs for Fun and Fabulous Crochet BlocksAuthor: Celine Semaan
This book is for all my granny square crocheters out there. This fun book shows you how to make granny square designs in a modern way using different color combinations. Check out this book here.
The next set of crochet book patterns is all about garments. There are so many wonderful crochet garment books out there, so I chose a few different styles. There are some simple patterns, as well as some more advanced patterns in the books down below.
Modern Crochet Garment Books
Modern Bohemian Crochet: Unique Crochet Stitches for Free-Spirited Style
Author: Beth Nielsen
If you’re looking for unique bohemian-style crochet pieces, this is for you!
I actually own this book and I love it. There are so many beautiful crochet designs in here, plus you’ll learn some really fun techniques.
The next book is perfect for the person who loves making garments, but hates weaving in ends!
Continuous Crochet: Create Seamless Sweaters, Shrugs, Shawls, and More with Minimal Seaming
Author: Kristin Omdahl
If you love making garments in one piece with minimal seaming, this book is for you. It has lots of fun and interesting crochet designs that use the circle/spiral technique. So if you’re used to making garments using the basic rectangle technique, you may find this book very interesting.
Modern Crochet Sweaters: 20 Chic Designs for Everyday Wear
Author: Janine Myska
This book is a personal favorite of mine! It has so many beautiful modern crochet designs in there, there’s really something for everyone.
Custom Crochet Sweaters: Make Garments that Really Fit
Author: Dora Ohrenstein
I wanted to include this book in this list because it explains how to crochet a custom sweater that fits your body. This book goes over different construction and shaping designs. It also includes 10 different garment pattern designs, so it’s just a good book to have in your stash.
Alright, so the next set of books is all about crochet accessories. Some books have a few home decor pieces mixed in, but the majority of them are accessory patterns.
Modern Crochet Accessories Books
Vintage Modern Crochet: Classic Crochet Lace Techniques for Contemporary Style
Author: Robyn Chachula
If you love lace, vintage, and modern accessories, this book is for you! It’s filled with some beautiful designs that are made with pineapple lace, Bruges lace, filet lace, and Irish lace. There are also some Tunisian crochet patterns.
Crochet Crush: Creative Projects for Home and Life
Author: Molla Mills
Looking to make some fun and interesting crochet patterns, then this is the book for you. Molla Mills has some really beautiful crochet designs in this book, so I highly recommend it if you’re looking for some crochet accessory patterns.
And because it was too hard to choose between books, here’s another one of Molla Mills crochet books.
Modern Crochet: Crochet Accessories and Projects for Your Home
Author: Molla Mills
Here’s another fun book from Molla Mills! This one was also includes a mix of crochet accessories and home decor patterns.
Moving on to our last section, this one is all about modern crochet home decor book patterns.
Modern Crochet Home Decor Books
Striped Crochet Blankets: 20 Modern Heirlooms to Crochet
Author: Haafner Linssen
If you’re looking to make some modern crochet blankets, then this book is perfect for you! It has 20 modern crochet heirloom designs.
Modern Crochet: Patterns and Designs for the Minimalist Maker
I love this book and it’s a personal favorite of mine! It has so many beautiful modern crochet home decor patterns. If you want to freshen up your home by adding some homemade pieces, definitely pick up a copy of this book. It has something for everyone!
The next set of crochet home decor book patterns use different techniques like c2c, tapestry, mosaic, and Tunisian crochet.
Corner to Corner Crochet: 15 Contemporary C2C Projects
Author: Jess Coppom
Corner to Corner is a fun crochet technique where you literally start from one corner and work your way to the other corner. Mix in a few different colors, and you’ve got a really cool crochet project!
This book is great if you’re a total newbie to c2c because it explains everything step-by-step.
Modern Tapestry Crochet: Techniques, Project, Adventure
Author: Alessandra Hayden
Another fun crochet technique to learn is tapestry crochet. This book has 20 different tapestry crochet patterns.
The Tunisian Crochet Handbook: A Beginner’s Guide
Author: Toni Lipsey
I could not finish this list without including this beautiful book by Toni Lipsey. It’s a beginner’s guide to Tunisian crochet and it has some beautiful modern crochet patterns.
If you’re wanting to learn Tunisian crochet and make some beautiful home decor patterns, I highly recommend getting this book.
I hope you enjoyed going through this modern crochet book list! If you have any books that you recommend, make sure to leave a comment down below. I would love to know.
Also, if you enjoyed this post, you might enjoy this audiobook crochet list. It’s a list of fiction books that incorporate crochet and knitting. It makes for a fun read!