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Granny Squares: Over 25 Creative Ways to Crochet the Classic Pattern Hardcover – May 1, 2012
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From the Back Cover
MAKES A COMEBACK!
They’ve been around for ages, but they're anything but old-fashioned. Granny squares are quick and easy to make, so don't wait to try your hand at these great new looks for the classic pattern.
With 25 fresh, fully illustrated takes on traditional double crochet and chain stitch techniques, the wealth of patterns, variations, and methods for linking stitches shared in this book is limitless.
You'll find comprehensive instructions for bags, throws, slippers, hats, pillows, bedspreads, table runners, kitchen and bathroom accessories, stool covers, shawls, and so much more. Come on in and see how much fun one simple square can be!
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Top Customer Reviews
The 23 squares are as follows:
Basic Square 1 and Basic Square 2 (only dif is the second one has 3 colors)
Lattice Square 1 and Lattice Square 2 (these ARE different form each other)
Star 1 and Star 2 (again, the colors are changed)
Heart (not your traditional heart, but a stuffed heart added to a basic square)
Windmill (love this one)
Cornflower (front cover pillow)
Little Flower Bouquet
Dog Rose (front cover blanket)
Carnation (love this one, 3-d overlapping petals)
Patchwork 1, 2 and 3 (this is where the book really shines....these are so cool with each one getting bigger and prettier)
The next section is called 'Timeless Projects from Granny squares'. There are 26 items to make. Each pattern consists of doing the appropriate squares and then putting them together to make your item. The skill level is clearly marked at the top of the page with a 'handy' little hand.Read more ›
Granny Squares: Over 25 Creative Ways to Crochet the Classic Pattern by Stephanie Gohr, Melanie Sturm, and Barbara Wilder is a book that is designed for a crocheter who is attracted to the type of bright, colorful, and simple crochet projects which are all over Pinterest. The book was originally published in German in 2011 and Trafalgar Square Books released this translation to the American market in 2012.
The book opens with a short preface by Stephanie, Melanie, and Barbara. The first section, Focus on Granny Squares, contains 21 square motif patterns. (Actually, 23, but two are simple variations in colors.) Each pattern includes a pattern written with US crochet abbreviations and a chart in international stitch symbols. The square samples are mostly in vibrant colors, or in on-trend pastels like pink and grey. The layout seems to focus primarily on limiting the number of pages in this section. There is very little white space and as soon as a pattern finishes, the next one starts right up, often in the same column. I was comfortable with this but a reader with poor eyesight might have difficultly following some of the patterns. I would recommend that a newbie pattern reader use highlighter tape or cover up parts of the page that aren't in use to avoid confusion.
The next chapter is Timeless Projects from Granny Squares, which includes instructions for making 26 projects from the motif patterns in the previous chapter.Read more ›
Beautiful cover and photography, nicely presented. I recommend this book to anyone who still loves to crochet granny squares.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've been trying to learn to crochet for years, this summer it just worked for me, and I've been having fun crocheting, making squares, snowflakes, coasters, etc. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was very pleased with this book and all its inspiration.Have made four afghans using this book.I recommend this book to all crocheterPublished 20 months ago by Mary Anne Olski
Not great, not for the visual learner. hard to understand some of whats being said between the photos, diagrams and words.Published on March 22, 2013 by Craftcavy