This updated second edition of The Granny Square Book features 25 brand new squares, and 25 all-new projects to make. Beginners welcome! Margaret Hubert makes learning to crochet easy. Since it was first published in 2011, The Granny Square Book has instructed and inspired more than 70,000 crocheters to make and create beautiful, stylish projects with these classic motifs. Now designer and author Margaret Hubert has updated her bestselling and beloved book to include 25 additional crochet squares (for a total of 100!) and 25 all-new projects to make, wear, and give. Margaret 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. Among the designs are accessories (headbands, bags, and jewelry); garments (vests, jackets, and tops); and decorative items and gifts (afghans, pillows, and a sweater set for baby). The Granny Square Book, Second Edition, offers crocheters at all skill levels more, and more to love about, this timeless motif.
About the Author
Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or CrochetHave 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. She lives in Pawling, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Granny Square Book is an updated and enlarged version of this classic crocheting work. It explains, easily and yet in-depth, how to approach crocheting via individual squares, which can then be combined to make blankets, scarves, and more. There are 100 different designs to choose from, and is great fun overall.
The Granny Square Book, Second Edition by Margaret Hubert is actually a really good update from the first edition! I love the beautiful squares that you can create and easy to follow steps. This book, like the original edition, has always been so easy to follow. The patterns are easily seen and read, with step by step text and photos of the finished project. This book includes more than 120 squares but with the newer version, you have 25 new granny squares to create, which is so awesome and for a person like myself who enjoys crocheting, I just can't wait to try these new squares! I've seen so many things done with granny squares lately. Therefore, with this book full of creative squares, I can make pretty much fun and decorative bags, blankets, scarves and so on! There is like endless possibilities when it comes to granny squares and making them into something else! I've seen it done so many times, but what I never saw is some of these square ideas in use and that is what makes this book so awesome! So many squares to create and so many ideas to use them into. Also, the book will help you out with that as well. You can find a few ideas in the back using the squares to create clothing scarves and even bags. Finally, this book is a super easy guide for anyone to understand, even if you're a beginner starting out. I say this because the book has so many simple steps and visual guidance with each pattern inside. Also, I do not have any favorites from this book, it's too difficult to choose. There are so many beautiful and decorative granny squares, that I actually love them all. Plus depending on the object or purpose of using the square, what I'm going to make out of it, I really can't say any is better than another. Finally, this is a wonderful book, and even better with new projects to enjoy creating! review copy received