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

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610581646
Publisher: Creative Publishing International, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 559,995
File size: 69 MB
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About the Author

Margaret Hubert designs for yarn companies and book and magazine publishers including Crochet, Interweave Press, Quick and Easy Crochet, Crochet Fantasy, and Belle Armoire. She teaches at yarn shops, retreats, and national gatherings and rarely misses a national conference in the needle arts field. A world traveler, Margaret pays close attention to the fashions in Europe and spots style trends as they hit New York. She is equally as passionate about knitting and crochet, and can design patterns for either, in any size or shape. Among her specialties, she is a master at free-form crochet. She is the author of 12 other books including five books in the CPi Hooked series, Knits for Men, Plus Size Crochet, Knit or Crochet–Have It Your Way, Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, and Complete Photo Guide to Knitting.

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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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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