The New Crochet: A Beginner's Guide with 38 Modern Projects by Marion Madel is laid out in lesson form with projects to help a beginning crocheter learn new stitches and techniques. Some of the projects include a scarf, hat, sweater, purse, legwarmers, shawl, and decorative flowers.
50 Knitted Gifts for Year-round Giving: Designs for Every Season and Occasion Featuring Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted is presented by the editors of Sixth&Spring Books. This book is for knitters. There are projects for each holiday from a chocolate Easter bunny hat to spiderweb boot toppers. Lots of cute and useful ideas in this book.
Slouchy Beanies and Headwraps by Lisa Gentry has 10 patterns for some popular slouchy hats and 3 cute headwraps. If you know someone who got a new coat and needs a new hat to go with it, this book has patterns that will make you the popular crafter in your family/neighborhood.
Crochet Love: 27 Sweet & Simple Zakka-Inspired Projects by Jenny Doh shows how to work up small projects like finger puppets and fish mobiles, lacy trim for knee-high stockings and egg rattles for babies, a crowns for the little ones and crocheted rings.
There's something of interest to almost any knitter or crocheter. Come and pick up the craft book that sounds the best to you.