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Favorite Knit and Crochet Books for Beginners

Tracy J. Gorenflo
 
Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook
Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook
"A fun book full of patterns that are easy, but still fashionable.  NO granny patterns here."
Stitch 'n Bitch Nation
Stitch 'n Bitch Nation
"Full of fun and funky patterns."
Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker
Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker
"Who said crochet is just for afghans?"
The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits
The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits
"The first knitting book I bought, and still a constant favorite.  All of these patterns are SUPER SIMPLE and use size 9 needles or larger (for novices this means you'll knit much faster!)"
The Knitting Experience Book 1: The Knit Stitch, Inspiration & Instruction
The Knitting Experience Book 1: The Knit Stitch, Inspiration & Instruction
"Having trouble purling?  This is the book for you!  An entire book of patterns in garter stitch (knit all rows without purling.)"
The Knitting Experience  Book 2: The Purl Stitch, Becoming Intuitive
The Knitting Experience Book 2: The Purl Stitch, Becoming Intuitive
"Tons of fun patterns with varying levels of challenge."
The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques
The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques
"A must-have for your resource library."
Knitting Pretty
Knitting Pretty
"Simple knits that go beyond sweaters and scarves."
Knit Wit (Hands-Free Step-By-Step Guides)
Knit Wit (Hands-Free Step-By-Step Guides)
"Fun and easy."
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book
"A reference essential."
Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume One: Knit & Purl: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary from the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine (Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Series)
Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume One: Knit & Purl: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary from the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine (Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Series)
"Want to explore stitch patterns?  This is a great place to start."
Vogue Knitting Quick Reference: The Ultimate Portable Knitting Compendium
Vogue Knitting Quick Reference: The Ultimate Portable Knitting Compendium
"A nice portable book to keep in your knitting bag for emergency reference."
Crocheting School: A Complete Course
Crocheting School: A Complete Course
"This book has great illustrations and some nice beginner projects."
So Simple Crochet: A Fabulous Collection of 24 Fashionable and Fun Designs
So Simple Crochet: A Fabulous Collection of 24 Fashionable and Fun Designs
"Trendy patterns."
Simple Crochet
Simple Crochet
"Patterns that are clever and cool."
Cool Crochet: 30 Hot, Fun Designs to Crochet and Wear
Cool Crochet: 30 Hot, Fun Designs to Crochet and Wear
"The title says it all really."
Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet  (Leisure Arts #15906) (Donna Kooler's Series)
Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet (Leisure Arts #15906) (Donna Kooler's Series)
"For your reference Library."
Hooked on Crochet: 20 Sassy Projects
Hooked on Crochet: 20 Sassy Projects
"Fun and Fashionable."
Crochet Basics: All You Need to Know to Get Hooked on Crochet
Crochet Basics: All You Need to Know to Get Hooked on Crochet
"A great beginner book."
Hooked on Style: Fabulous Fashions to Crochet
Hooked on Style: Fabulous Fashions to Crochet
"Stylish."
Hooked Bags: 20 Easy Crochet Projects
Hooked Bags: 20 Easy Crochet Projects
"What can I say, I LOVE bags.........."