Knitting and crocheting are back with a vengeance and are as hip as ever. We give you the best knitting and crochet books here. Read on for our recommendations…

The best knitting books of all time

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Knitting & Crochet of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books About Knitting & CrochetAuthor
1000 Japanese Knitting & Crochet Stitches: The Ultimate Bible for Needlecraft EnthusiastsNihon Vogue
The Complete Beginner’s Guide to KnittingSian Brown
750 Knitting Stitches: The Ultimate Knit Stitch BibleErika Knight
100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet: A collection of beautiful blooms for embellishing clothes, accessories, cushions and throwsLesley Stanfield
Aran knittingAlice Starmore
Vogue KnittingVogue Knitting Magazine Editors
Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers: 50 knit and crochet designs using Berroco’s Comfort and Vintage yarnsNorah Gaughan
Knitting & Crochet: A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Methods and Techniques Charlotte Gerlings
The Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stitches Editors of Reader’s Digest
Knitting and Crochet for Beginners: 3 Books in 1: The Ultimate Guide to Easy Learn How to Knit & Crochet + Quilting, With Step-By-Step Instructions, Patterns and Creative StitchesVicky Mandala

The updated top 10 list: the best books about knitting and crochet

Knitting & Crochet: A beginner’s step-by-step guide to methods and techniques (Design Originals) (Craft Workbooks)

In our opinion this is a good book to start with your new knitting or crocheting hobby. The illustrations show you exactly what steps to take to try the techniques, and there are easy projects to complete.

Knitting: For Beginners! – Learn How To Knit & Start Creating Amazing Creative Items (Knitting, How to Knit, Knitting Patterns, Knitting Books, Crochet, … Crochet Patterns, Crochet Books, Sewing) 

Once you learn how to knit, the sky is the limit when it comes to knitting projects. Wherever you look you get fresh ideas that you want to try out when you get back to your knitting materials. This book makes it easy to start knitting if you have the inspiration, but not yet the skills.

My First Knitting Book: Easy-to-Follow Instructions and More Than 15 Projects (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)

We love this book by Hildegarde Deuzo, because it was written specifically for children 12 to 16 years old. The knitting projects fit their age and interests. The instructions are easy to follow, and soon your teenager will make the most beautiful crafts by knitting.

Knitting and Crochet for Beginners: 2 Books in 1 to Easy Learn How to Knit & Crochet. The Ultimate Guide With Step-By-Step Instructions, Patterns and Stitches.

If you are new to knitting and crocheting, then we think this book can be a great help. It is aimed at beginners, and the contents of the book consists of step-by-step instructions with illustrations and patterns.

Knitting & Crocheting All-in-One For Dummies

In the ‘For Dummies’ series this is the one on knitting and crocheting. There is something meditative about keeping your attention on the yarn while you knit or crochet. For many this is the best way to relax and keep their minds of things. This book will teach you the basics.

Knitting & Crochet For Beginners: The Complete Guide To Learn How To Knit & Crochet With Step-By-Step Instructions, Clear Illustrations & Beginner Patterns Included 

Seeing a knitting pattern somewhere can be a terrifying experience. That is where this book will help you, because it starts with easy patterns on which you build your experience. Once you have improved, you can try out other, more challenging projects.

Knitting and Crochet for Beginners: 3 Books in 1: The Ultimate Guide to Easy Learn How to Knit & Crochet + Quilting, With Step-By-Step Instructions, Patterns and Creative Stitches

We like this book, because it includes three crafts: knitting, crocheting, but also quilting. This is a favorite pastime for many men and women, even though men are hesitant to admit it. This is a good book for beginners who want to learn the essentials.

The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic & Original Patterns (Complete Crochet Designs)

If you know the basics and want something different after doing the easy projects, then we suggest trying out some of the patterns in this book. There are more than 500 to choose from.

Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated

Seeing the cover of this book makes you want to start knitting right away. Find out what is new in the world of knitting with this book that was updated in 2018, and learn everything you need to know on knitting.

400 Knitting Stitches: A Complete Dictionary of Essential Stitch Patterns

What we find awesome about knitting, that it is for every age and every season. Knitting is always a relaxing activity, you can take it wherever you go, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Discover 400 knitting stitches to try out on your next knitting project.

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