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

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

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by Margaret Hubert
     
 

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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

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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 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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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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589236387
Publisher:
Creative Publishing int'l
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
259,325
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet—Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, Runway Crochet, and Customize Your Knitting. She has enjoyed a lifelong career designing both crochet and knit patterns for yarn companies and book and magazine publishers. Hubert also teaches at yarn shops, retreats, and national gatherings, and rarely misses a national conference in the needle-arts field. A world traveler, Hubert pays close attention to the fashions in Europe and spots trends as they hit New York. In 2012, in fitting tribute to Hubert's lifelong work as a knitting and crochet designer, the Crochet Guild of America inducted her into their Jean Leinhauser Crochet Hall of Fame. Her work and information about the events she attends can be found on her blog: margaretshooksandneedles.blogspot.com. She lives in Pawling, New York.

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Granny Square Book 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
JessieC More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Real nice and easy granny square patterns plus great advice on designing your own items.
Constant-Crafter More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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)....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of grans!
Kimscraps70 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful illustrations, simple,concise instructions, & tons of ideas & inspiration. A great book.
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