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The Granny Square Book: Timeless Techniques and Fresh Ideas for Crocheting Square by Square

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Granny squares are to crochet what pieced squares are to quilting. They originated with pioneer women using up precious scraps of yarn to make blankets for their families, and over the years, many recognized, named patterns have been handed down from one generation to the next. Beyond this treasury of 75 different granny square motifs, Margaret Hubert shows the evolution of the granny square, how it can be used and interpreted in different ways with different yarns, and how today's crocheter can design her own ...

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Overview

Granny squares are to crochet what pieced squares are to quilting. They originated with pioneer women using up precious scraps of yarn to make blankets for their families, and over the years, many recognized, named patterns have been handed down from one generation to the next. Beyond this treasury of 75 different granny square motifs, Margaret Hubert shows the evolution of the granny square, how it can be used and interpreted in different ways with different yarns, and how today's crocheter can design her own projects using the granny squares of her choice with the yarn choices of today. Just as Margaret learned from her grandmother and mother and then passed the skill down to her daughter and granddaughter, each generation finds new uses and artistic ways to interpret granny squares.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Longtime crocheter and designer Hubert explores granny squares--those classic square crocheted motifs--in this collection of patterns. A full-color photo of each square is included, as well as written and charted instructions for crocheting the square. Crocheters can mix and match their favorite granny squares or follow one of the variety of included patterns. It's not easy to make garments and accessories featuring granny squares look fresh and contemporary, but several of Hubert's creations are quite fashionable. Crocheters looking to move beyond basic granny squares, as well as new crocheters drawn to these traditional motifs, will enjoy this collection." - Library Journal

"This is a great 2011 crochet book to add to your granny square library. It includes crochet patterns for seventy five different crochet squares including the classic granny square and many of its variations." - Kathryn Vercillo, About.com Crochet

From the Publisher

"Longtime crocheter and designer Hubert explores granny squares—those classic square crocheted motifs—in this collection of patterns. A full-color photo of each square is included, as well as written and charted instructions for crocheting the square. Crocheters can mix and match their favorite granny squares or follow one of the variety of included patterns. It’s not easy to make garments and accessories featuring granny squares look fresh and contemporary, but several of Hubert’s creations are quite fashionable. Crocheters looking to move beyond basic granny squares, as well as new crocheters drawn to these traditional motifs, will enjoy this collection." - Library Journal

Library Journal
Longtime crocheter and designer Hubert explores granny squares—those classic square crocheted motifs—in this collection of patterns. A full-color photo of each square is included, as well as written and charted instructions for crocheting the square. Crocheters can mix and match their favorite granny squares or follow one of the variety of included patterns. It's not easy to make garments and accessories featuring granny squares look fresh and contemporary, but several of Hubert's creations are quite fashionable. Crocheters looking to move beyond basic granny squares, as well as new crocheters drawn to these traditional motifs, will enjoy this collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589236387
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 385,919
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Hubert has written a dozen books for Creative Publishing over the last several years, including The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, Runway Crochet, and Granny Square Flowers. Through her books, her classes, and convention seminars, Margaret has been instrumental in fostering and developing new generations of crocheters. In a fitting tribute to her lifelong work as a needle art designer, the Crochet Guild of America honored Margaret in 2012 by naming her to their Hall of Fame. Learn more about her on her website, margaretshooksandneedles.blogspot.com or on Ravelry, www.ravelry.com/designers/margaret-hubert.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Crochet Basics

Hooks and Other Notions

General Techniques

Granny Square Techniques

Details and Finishing

Granny Square Patterns

Seventy-five Squares

Designing with Granny Squares

Start Small

Graph It Out

Butterfly Garden Two-Way Shawl

Popcorns and Lace Shawl

Holiday Vest

Yoga Tunic and Mat Carrier

Popcorn Flower Cardigan

Fiesta Bag

Pendant Earrings

Bright Colors Backpack

Tween Hooded Vest

Toddler Pullover and Hat

Baby Sweater and Hat

Jeannine Square Blanket

Pillows with Panache

Tuscan Tile Afghan

Placemats

Stained Glass Afghan

Flower Garden Throw

Lily Pond Afghan

Straw Hat Topper

Index

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted February 4, 2012

    Great ideas!

    This book has great square patterns but honestly one of the best things about this book is that at the end it shows you how you can turn the squares into other projects such as shawls, shrugs, purses and vests. That is why I give this 5 stars because it added that little something that I have found others were lacking.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Granny Squares Done Right

    Real nice and easy granny square patterns plus great advice on designing your own items.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2012

    I loved this book! There were so many great granny squares to

    I loved this book! There were so many great granny squares to make and stuff you could make from them. Also, the instructions showing each round of the pattern, stitch by stich, helped me make some squares I was never able to do before. The author really did a great job on this book, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who crochets.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Oh so not my granny's style lol

    This book wins the Rita's Rockin' Awesome Award of the Day...wow! Love the fresh crochet styles brought to the traditional granny square stitch. Can't wait to give it a go...(running to grab hook and thread)....

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    print verses e-book

    On the e-book the pages are numbered different from the printed.
    A page reference was made to page 175 but it wasn't there on e-book because there is only 70 some pages on the e-book.
    All the print is there just on less pages.

    Good book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Cute

    Lots of grans!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    I love this book!

    Beautiful illustrations, simple,concise instructions, & tons of ideas & inspiration. A great book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Nice book

    Nice

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