I bought this Granny squares book from Amazon on Saturday and it arrived yesterday on a Sunday! Its one of the things I enjoy about being an Amazon prime member, free next day postage.
10 Granny Squares 30 Blankets, my Book Review
I enjoyed this book so much I moved it up my list of ‘crochet books to review and blog’ Believe me I have a lot on that list!
It will not teach you to crochet, although it does give info that refreshed my memory for a couple of stitches. However, it will inspire you to get your hooks out and start a new granny squares blanket!
Written by Margaret Hubert, who has designed 10 good old Granny Squares and then suggests 3 styles of blanket for each motif. Explaining how colour and placement will give you a unique look for each blanket. It is a simple and a clever idea. There are edging designs too.
I pattern tested 3 blocks for you. I used a dk weight yarn and a no.4 hook for all of them. Interesting to see the different sizes that resulted?
3 Granny Squares Tested for you:
1. The Ferris wheel.
Medium sized square. Quick and easy to hook up, and not too much counting. I like the plain colour motif in this variegated yarn its Red heart yarn unforgettable boutique. The pic below this shows a suggested blanket design. there are two more in the book for this motif.
A clever twist on a basic granny using dc and tr stitch only: a smaller sized square. i used some stylecraft dk yarn from my scrap stash and again a 4 mm hook.
3. Celtic Cross: A large square motif requiring concentration until you get the hang of it! A blanket in this motif would grow fast. Again I used a size 4mm hook and this scrap was Red Heart yarn in Unforgettable candy colours.
This book is written in US stitches, but please dont let that put you off! There are very easy to read charts too. On the whole the stitches used are dc and tr in English stitches. so actually very easy to translate?
I like this book a lot and am already planning a new blanket project for cosying up in front of the TV on a cold winters night.
My favourite crochet pattern can be downloaded for free