100 Colorful Granny Squares to Crochet: Dozens of Mix and Match Combos and Fabulous Projects

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The timeless granny square has adorned sofas, armchairs, and bedspreads for generations. In this latest addition to our popular Knit & Crochet series, we feature a treasury of squares that are quick to make and sure to stand out—from tried-and-true vintage favorites to contemporary designs. Author Leonie Morgan uses her amazing eye for color to add a new and appealing twist to the perennially-popular granny square, presenting us with a fabulous collection of squares featuring delightful and vivid color ...

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Overview

The timeless granny square has adorned sofas, armchairs, and bedspreads for generations. In this latest addition to our popular Knit & Crochet series, we feature a treasury of squares that are quick to make and sure to stand out—from tried-and-true vintage favorites to contemporary designs. Author Leonie Morgan uses her amazing eye for color to add a new and appealing twist to the perennially-popular granny square, presenting us with a fabulous collection of squares featuring delightful and vivid color combinations that are perfect for a new era of crocheters.

The book teaches you everything you need to crochet beautiful granny squares—from the basics to embellishment techniques that will really make your work pop. The possibilities for square designs are endless, with an in-depth overview for how to successfully mix and match colors, plus step-by-step instructions for a variety of embellishments including tapestry and surface crochet, cross-stitch, and appliqué. With all this technical and professional know-how, crocheters will be inspired to get adventurous with their colorways and decorations for an array of projects from heirloom afghans, to quick cushions, to baby blankets, and more!

Now you, too, can create a granny square showpiece that can transcend the ages and add a fantastic burst of color to any household.

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"Experienced crocheters will appreciate the variety of designs and the number of advanced techniques presented." —Library Journal
Library Journal
Granny squares are the basis of many crochet projects, from the classic afghan to the Seventies-style granny square vests that made a surprising comeback a few years ago, and granny square dictionaries are to crochet what stitch dictionaries are to knitting—a good reference for designing one's own projects. In this collection, Morgan provides patterns for a variety of squares ranging from traditional medallion-style designs to more unusual designs featuring colorwork motifs or textures. Each design has its own full-color spread featuring a close-up view of the block, written and charted instructions, and yarn requirements for a single square as well as throws of varying sizes. VERDICT Experienced crocheters will appreciate the variety of designs and the number of advanced techniques presented.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250025128
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Series: Knit & Crochet Blocks & Squares Series , #3
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 304,526
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

LEONIE MORGAN is a freelance crochet and knitting designer. Inspired at an early age by her mother's granny blanket, she taught herself how to knit and crochet from various books and hand-me-down knowledge. She lives in Wales with a wool-tolerant partner and three wool-loving cats. 

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    The thing about 100 Colorful Granny Squares to Crochet: Dozens of Mix and Match Combos and Fabulous Projects that caught my eye straight away were the vibrant colors on the cover and all throughout the book, I love that. I'm a fan of the granny square because it is so versatile and it is a staple in the art of crochet. There's a Tools and Techniques section where topics like reading patterns and charts, color schemes, planning your projects, blocking and joining, and adding embellishments are discussed. I like the wide variety of square patterns offered here, it's a nice eclectic mix. The possibilities are endless if you want fun square ideas for your next afghan. The square patterns are fun, colorful and funky. I worked up the puff stitch heart square and turned it into a potholder. The pattern was very easy to follow and the instructions were clear. This square design would make for a great baby blanket. I think that 100 Colorful Granny Squares to Crochet: Dozens of Mix and Match Combos and Fabulous Projects would make a great addition to any crocheters pattern book stash. disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and designers, such as this one, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. St. Martin's Griffin sent me a free copy of this pattern book in exchange for a possible review.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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