Friday, 6 December 2013

Book Review Granny Squares

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Discover the world of granny squares with this imaginative new book. These small, crocheted squares can be made in a huge variety of patterns and colourways that become the building blocks for an array of different projects. Large, small, tight, loose, multi-coloured or monochrome; the design potential of a granny square is endless. Small and portable, you can take them anywhere with you, but, be warned, making them is highly addictive! Eight basic granny square designs are presented and then fashioned into 20 stunning projects for the home. The projects have an appealing retro vibe, taking you back to hazy bygone times and the feel-good comfort of home-made furnishings. From storage baskets to traditional throws, these colourful and cheerful creations are sure to bring a smile to your face. Beginners to crochet need not worry. Granny squares are a perfect way to get started with crochet as they are quick, easy and versatile. All the basic instructions you will need are given in a clear and easy-to-follow style.

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: GMC; Reprint edition (7 May 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1861089708
ISBN-13: 978-1861089700

About the Author

Susan Pinner was born into a highly creative family and grew up in a home that was always full of paint, paper, clay, fabric and yarn. After attending art college in Birmingham, she worked mainly as a self-employed designer, pattern maker and illustrator. She has been a regular exhibitor at craft shows for many years and has her own workshop, producing childrens wear, bridal wear, hats and dolls. She has taught crafts at City & Guilds level and creative design in a mental health unit, helping patients prepare to return to work. Her long-standing love of crochet, colour and yarn has led her to write this, her first book for GMC Publications. Sue is a keen blogger and records her latest thoughts and creations at


Gallery of Projects

Getting Started
Basic Crochet Techniques
Basic Granny Square Shapes
Colour, Design and Inspiration
Sample Designs

The Projects
Circular Stool Covers
Tablet Computer Case
Notebook Cover
Star Coasters
Felted Flower Bag
String Shopping Bag
Garden Seat Cover
Hexagon Daisy Bath Mat
Hexagon Bed Pillow
Camping Blanket
Hexagon Blanket
Flower Light Shade
Lace Light Shade
Lace Jar Cover and Coasters
Hexagon Mini Cushion
Double Bed or Sofa Blanket
Cube Storage Seat Cover
Bolster Cushion Cover
Mug Cosy
Traditional Cushions


Granny Squares is available from Amazon

Disclosure: The lovely people at GMC Group sent me this book to review. I am not being paid for writing this review. All my reviews are honest and on things that I genuinely love and would recommend to my readers.

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