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Granny Squares: Over 25 Creative Ways to Crochet the Classic Pattern Hardcover – May 1, 2012

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“Who can resist bright, cheerful granny squares? They’re a timeless classic and a joy to create. You’ll find over 20 unique, contemporary granny patterns along with easy-to-follow instructions in this beautiful, fully illustrated book. With patterns for bags, throws, slippers, hats, shawls, mug cozies, and more, there’s something for everyone in this book.”—Love of Crochet

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THE ICONIC “GRANNY”
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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 79 pages
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570765251
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570765254
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.5 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #677,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Once you get past the lovely cover and the short Preface, a 'Focus on Granny Squares' introduces each square used in the patterns. These 11 pages are the heart of the book and show how to make each of the 23 squares you will need. There is a handy chart at the beginning of this section which illustrates the stitches and their abbreviations. There are diagrams which correspond to the symbols in the chart and the usual instructions of how make the squares. A picture completes the pattern (on a side note, these particular pictures could have been better if the squares had been blocked first, but this is a small complaint). I do wish there was a double space between each round, but sticky notes will help with this.

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)
Honeycomb
Netting
Heart (not your traditional heart, but a stuffed heart added to a basic square)
Windmill (love this one)
Full Moon
Pearl
Primrose
Cornflower (front cover pillow)
Daisy
Little Flower Bouquet
Starfish
Dog Rose (front cover blanket)
Snowflake
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.
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I have a soft spot in my heart for the granny square. When I first learned to read patterns, a little over 10 years ago, the granny was one of the first I learned and it was certainly the first pattern where I could claim mastery. To this day, I find great comfort and relaxation in following motif patterns.

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.
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I borrowed the hard cover from the library. Liked it so much I bought the soft cover edition. But theres a difference in the crochet pattern for one of the granny squares. Its not amazons fault. Its a printing error and translation error. I am going to have to contact the printer/publisher. I had to reborrow the hard cover book so i can copy the pattern. I started a blanket/afghan with the hard cover version.
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This book is wonderful. I'll admit that I'm prejudiced because I love granny squares, but this book has it all! Different patterns for squares that are doable, along with projects that use the squares. To me, the best part of the book is that once you know how to crochet the various squares, the ideas for projects are infinite!
Beautiful cover and photography, nicely presented. I recommend this book to anyone who still loves to crochet granny squares.
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Love the grannies and these are very beautifully done. Everything from afghans to pillows, hats to slippers, 25 projects in all. Great photography that is inspiring. No need to be intimidated if you are a beginner as the basics are covered here also. Of course, there is a lot on the internet these days but sometimes it is still nice to have a book.
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I am very pleased with the book and the patterns in it. There is a great variety of different items to crochet. The book is hardback, and has color illustrations, and easy instructions. I bought it for the pattern on the front cover at the bottom, it is called dog rose. I am making a afghan from it already! It is lacy and elegant. I added a flat braid join to connect the squares and it made it even more lacy and elegant. Recommend the book.
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