200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match

200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match

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by Jan Eaton
     
 

From Art Deco–inspired geometric designs to traditional checkerboard stripes and elaborate motifs, this guide helps crafters rediscover crochet with more than 200 fabulous block patterns. Employing traditional styles and contemporary colors, crocheted blocks inspire crafters to create a dynamic palette of color, pattern, and texture by mixing, matching, and… See more details below

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From Art Deco–inspired geometric designs to traditional checkerboard stripes and elaborate motifs, this guide helps crafters rediscover crochet with more than 200 fabulous block patterns. Employing traditional styles and contemporary colors, crocheted blocks inspire crafters to create a dynamic palette of color, pattern, and texture by mixing, matching, and combining. Step-by-step instructions accompany each pattern, along with stunning photographs that encourage crocheters to explore a range of color combinations and coordinates. A directory of blocks is cross-referenced with symbols that describe the techniques used and the degree of difficulty, and each pattern is designed so that finished blocks are the same size when they are worked in yarn of the same weight. A useful refresher course of crochet stitches and techniques is included, as are patterns for edgings and instructions on making fringes to finish off afghans in style.

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"A must have for your crochet library." - Eva Owsian, BellaOnline

"An ideal reference for groups who are getting together to crochet squares...There are great photographs of all 200 blocks." - Knitting News

"Get rid of 'crocheter’s block' with this brand new sampler of fast, fun and fabulous designs...this book is a must!" - Country Afghans

"I'm a huge fan of this book. It's simply brilliant... Get this book and put it on your shelf." - Crochetme.com

"The inspiration in this book is overwhelming (in a good way!)...You won't ever run out of ideas." - Better Homes and Gardens Simply Creative Crochet

BellaOnline
A must have for your crochet library.
—Eva Owsian
Knitting News
An ideal reference for groups who are getting together to crochet squares... There are great photographs of all 200 blocks.
Better Homes and Gardens Simply Creative Crochet
The inspiration in this book is overwhelming (in a good way!)...You won't ever run out of ideas.
Library Journal
Eaton (Crochet Basics) has collected a bright mix-and-match collection of 200 crocheted blocks, including granny squares, geometric patterns, textured patterns, and blocks with central 3-D motifs. Actually, there are only 128 distinct squares, as several identical squares are shown in alternate color schemes. Information for each block includes round-by-round or row-by-row instructions, a full-color photo, cross references to other blocks you might mix and match with a given block, a list of yarns and colors used, and a symbol representing the level of difficulty of the pattern. A fabulous addition to public library creative crochet collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931499682
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
191,188
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.44(d)

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