Wednesday 27 November 2013

Granny Squares ~ Book Review

Granny Squares

Granny Squares
by Susan Pinner
ISBN13: 9781861089700
Price: £14.99
Publication Date: 7 May 2013
Published by: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd

With the revival of crochet the granny square is making a fantastic comeback.
This book give you eight basic granny square designs that are presented 
and then fashioned into 20 stunning projects for the home.

Circular stool covers

 From storage baskets to traditional throws, 
these colourful and cheerful creations are sure to bring a smile to your face.

Tablet computer case

Beginners needn't worry as the book teaches you everything
from getting the tools you will need to getting started.

Notebook Cover & Star Coasters

You can learn all the basic stitches and techniques
to get you started and on your way to making
some beautiful projects.

Felted Flower Bag & String Shopping Bag

Don't worry if your are already a crocheter as there
are some really innovative ways of using granny squares
that are sure to keep you interested.

Garden Seat Cover & Hexagon Daisy Bath Mat

The use of colours to brighten up your interior is fantastic.
The book gives you many different colour combinations
to inspire you.

Hexagon Bed Pillow & Camping Blanket

The use of the different granny square designs gives
each project a unique look.

Hexagon Blanket & Flower Light Shade

The book shows how a plain interior can be transformed
with the different projects.

Lace Light Shade & Lace Jar Cover & Coasters

On some of the other projects it shows you
how using white can also transform
the granny into a sophisticated design statement.

Hexagon Mini Cushion & Double-Bed or Sofa Blanket

The projects vary in size so you can choose
from something quick to make to a larger project taking more time.

Cube Storage Seat Cover & Bolster Cushion Cover

I also love the way that the book shows you the different
projects in an interior setting.
It gives you so many ideas of how to use the items
within your own home.

Mug Cosy & Traditional Cushions

If you are new or old to crochet and you like the granny square
look then you'll love this book.
Within in each pattern you are given the following information:
Finished size
What items you will need to complete the project
Tension (gauge)
The pattern
How to make the project up.
And how to finish the project.
The book is in UK Terms but full conversion details are supplied in the book. 

Overall this is a really good book to purchase
and has some fantastic ideas and projects for you to tackle.

I received a copy of the book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
No monies were received for this post.


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