Granny-square Crochet : 35 Contemporary Projects Using Traditional Techniques, Paperback Book

Granny-square Crochet : 35 Contemporary Projects Using Traditional Techniques Paperback

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Make over 35 fabulous projects, from quick and easy scarves to mug cosies.

The granny square is the starting point for many people when they first learn to crochet, but as their skills progress, this versatile crochet block is often forgotten.

In Granny Square Crochet, crochet teacher Catherine Hirst presents 35 projects which show how this traditional square can be updated and used in many different ways.

The first chapter has over a dozen projects for the home, ranging from a blue-and-white mug cosy which can be made in less than an hour, to a stunning bed cover.

There are cushions and seat covers to brighten up your living room, plus place mats, drinks coasters and a runner for your table.

The second chapter has some great accessories, including gloves, scarves and bags, and even a dog coat to keep your favourite hound warm in winter.

The third chapter has a great range of patterns to make as gifts for children and babies, such as crib and pram blankets, bibs, hats and toys.

Each project is graded according to the level of skill required, and there is a comprehensive basic techniques chapter explaining all you need to know.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages, 100 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
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  • Category: Knitting & crochet
  • ISBN: 9781908170880

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This book takes a quite simple concept, the granny square, in crochet and plays with it in a variety of ways. It does take a slightly loose view of the Granny Square concept, there's a scarf using it in stripes rather than in the round but it's good food for thought and using a book of crocheted square patterns you could play with the two for a long time.Written patterns, not charted, and UK terms.It's not a bad book but it just didn't strike a chord with me.

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