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{Free Crochet Patterns} 5 Free Crochet Books

Updated on October 28, 2014

Learn to Crochet with 5 Free Crochet Books

Summer is a perfect time to relax and learn to crochet with these 5 Free Crochet Books. (Amazon affiliate link)

With a Kindle or other eReader you can upload these books and learn alongside your children or friends.

Searching google you will find a number of free online libraries with a large selection of eBooks. Some are pattern specific eBooks and others are technique specific eBooks.

I found a number of Vintage Crochet books and other free eBooks that you can use to upload to your favorite eReader.

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25 Quick and Thrifty Free Crochet Patterns

This eBook is offered by It includes a variety of patterns for quick work up. You can make these for yourself, friends, gifts, or charity's.

They have a section on Easy Patterns which include a cup cozy and an Easy Floppy Hat. You will find a number of simple flower patterns that you can use as appliques for apparel, hats or pins.

What is a quick and thrifty pattern book without dishcloths? This eBook includes 5 different dishcloth patterns.

Additional patterns include Baby patterns, a pattern for Monster Eyes Slippers and a Rainbow Trout Bookmark.

Each pattern includes a photo of the completed project. When a new technique is introduced such as HairPin Lace - a photo tutorial is included.

Download this free crochet book - '25 Quick and Thrifty Free Crochet Patterns' - on

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8 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns - by CrochetMe

This next eBook is offered by It is one of several crochet eBooks they offer for members. [Membership is free]

You will received 8 patterns in this ebook which include a zigzag scarf with corkscrew fringe Judith Swartz, Off the grid scarf by Marilyn Murphy, Biker Chick Scarves by Sara Tobias, Lace Scarf by Doris Chan, Float Away by Kim Werker, Mermaid Scarf by Sandy Wiseheart, Crocus Scarf Laura Rintala, and a Big Lacy Scarf by the Knit Scene Team.

Each pattern comes with a photo and diagrams. [when needed] At the end of the eBook you will find a glossary of stitches used in the patterns.

You can download this eBook - 8 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns - on CrochetMe by signing up with your email address and joining their free crochet community.

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Learn to Crochet Quickly and Easily

All Crafts

Learning to Crochet will be simple with this ebook offered on You will learn a bit of crochet history and then all the crochet abbreviations that make up a pattern. Once you learn these abbreviations and the basic stitches you will be able to crochet a number fun projects.

Two diagrams are included introducing crochet hooks - steel hooks and bone,wood,plastic hooks - as well as types of yarns used for various projects.

You will learn the following:

- How to make a gauge

- How to turn your work

- How to fasten off

- Basic Crochet Stitches [chain stitch, foundation chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet,joined treble crochet, cross treble stitch, Double Treble, Triple Treble]

- How to Decrease

- How to Increase

- Special Stitches [Picot, Cluster, Waffle, Filet, Space, Block, Lacet, Shell stitches, Solid shell, Open shell, Slanting stitch, Star stitch, Knot stitch, Half knot stitch, afghan stitch, Loop stitch, Popcorn stitch, Clones knot, Rolled stitch]

- How to change colors

You will also find a special section for Left Handed Crocheters and a section that gives you laundering and care instructions for your projects.

Download this free crochet book - 'Learn to Crochet Quickly and Easily' - from All Crafts.

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The New Guide to Knitting and Crocheting - Marie Jane Cooper

Originally published in 1847 this book is free to download on the kindle. If you do not have a kindle you can find it free online via the Gutenberg project.

This book is split in 2 parts - 1. Knitting and 2. Crochet. For this review I will concentrate on the Crochet section of the book.

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Encyclopedia of Needlework


This book features a number of needlework crafts including sewing, knitting, embroidery, tatting, and crochet. For the purpose of this review I will be concentrating on the Crochet section only which is Chapter 9.

The Chapter on Crochet starts out by giving you a history of the word 'Crochet' and the different styles of crochet - German and Victoria aka Tunisian or Tricot. An introduction to the stitches and form follow with diagrams and sketches.

Stitches Introduced in the Book:

- single stitch

- plain stitch

- rose stitch

- Russian stitch

- Ribbed stitch

- chain stitch

- pique stitch

- slanting stitch

- crossed stitch

- Russian crossed stitch

- counterpane stitch

- knotted stitch

- loop stitch

- plain stitches for a chain

- trebles

- half trebles

- double trebles or long stitch

- triple and quadruple trebles or extra long stitch

- connected trebles

- crossed trebles

- trebles for a chain

- knot stitch

- bullion stitch

- cluster stitch

- double stitch

- raised stitch

- raised stitch with crossed trebles

- raised stitch with dots

- raised dots with trebles

- raised dots in slanting line

- close shell stitch

- picots *[No picture]

- small rounded picots *

- large rounded picots*

- pointed picots*

- picots with rounded leaves*

- picots with pointed leaves*

- chain picots*

- picots in bullion stitch*

- drooping picots

- lace picots

You will also learn how to turn a tapestry pattern into an open work pattern or Filet pattern. A Lacet is also introduced and an explanation on how to use it in crochet. An introduction on how to crochet a square and a hexagon. A tapestry crochet piece is included using just 2 colors.

Learn how to Tunisian crochet also known as tricot with sketches and directions on how to make plain stitch, straight plaited stitch, diagonal plaited stitch, and an open Tunisian stitch. You are also shown how to decrease and increase using tricot crochet.

Hair Pin Crochet is introduced with various vintage tools. Hair pin lace and hair pin tassels are introduced with a number of different styles.

The chapter on crochet ends with a number of lace patterns including lace with leaves and lace with a star. All can be adapted for scarves, shelf liners, doily's, hair nets, curtains, and trim.

This free crochet book -Encyclopedia of Needlework- is available for download on Project Gutenberg.

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Thanks for Dropping By - I'd love to read Your thoughts on these Ebooks

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      Sara Duggan 5 years ago from California

      @LisaAuch1: Isn't it cool how we can have ebooks now to turn to for crocheting? They are old but I still get useful information out of reading them. Lots of lace and fine crochet patterns in there too.

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      Lisa Auch 5 years ago from Scotland

      Oh my on my to read again and again list! thanks for this!

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      EpicFarms 5 years ago

      This is great! Never even thought about downloading patterns on my Kindle (didn't know you could ;o) Nice lens.

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      gradientcat 5 years ago

      Those books look interesting, I'll have to take a look at them.

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      Sara Duggan 5 years ago from California

      @anonymous: I'm glad too. Some of the vintage books will be a challenge as some of the terms are different than what we use today. There are sites that explain the vintage terms though.

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      Sara Duggan 5 years ago from California

      @ajgodinho: Thanks - Hopefully people can learn how to crochet with these books. I learned later in life but thoroughly enjoy it.

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      When I was in my early teens, my sisters taught me how to crochet...LOL. It was fun 'cos I like to try my hands at different things. You got some great resources here for people who are looking to crochet!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am so thankful that this wonderful book has been shared with us. There are many crochet stitches I do not know how to do and am hoping this will help me with that.

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      Sara Duggan 5 years ago from California

      @franstan lm: Thank you Franstan - glad you get some enjoyment from these articles.

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      Sara Duggan 5 years ago from California

      @Scriber1 LM: Afghans-blankets are lovely gifts but tend to take me weeks. My latest one has actually taken me years - hmmm since 2009. I'm glad to say though it is almost done and I'm forcing myself to complete it.

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      Scriber1 LM 5 years ago

      I made several afghans as Christmas gifts years ago. However, it's been almost 10 years since I've crocheted, so I think I'll check some of these out for a refresher. Thanks for sharing!

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      franstan lm 6 years ago

      I love crocheting and I really enjoy your lenses

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      Sara Duggan 6 years ago from California

      @LizMac60: no problem, I am always happy to share crochet patterns. Wishing your grandbaby lots of love and sunshine as he/she enters the world.

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love crochet. I've made some baby clothes ready for the birth of my first grandchild. Thanks for the patterns.