This book contains squares for afghans throws, etc Some of them are the traditional sort granny squares, etc while others are a bit adventurous It s not actually quite two hundred different designs, which is a bit of a swizz some of them are just repeats of others, but in different colours It s nice to see the multiple examples, but it s not a different type of block.The instructions seem pretty easy to follow, and there s a lot of photographs to show you how things are supposed to look, along with sections of the book on colour matching, and even the basics If you re planning to make an afghan or two, this would be a very useful resource. From Art Deco Inspired Geometric Designs To Traditional Checkerboard Stripes And Elaborate Motifs, This Guide Helps Crafters Rediscover Crochet With Than Fabulous Block Patterns Employing Traditional Styles And Contemporary Colors, Crocheted Blocks Inspire Crafters To Create A Dynamic Palette Of Color, Pattern, And Texture By Mixing, Matching, And Combining Step By Step Instructions Accompany Each Pattern, Along With Stunning Photographs That Encourage Crocheters To Explore A Range Of Color Combinations And Coordinates A Directory Of Blocks Is Cross Referenced With Symbols That Describe The Techniques Used And The Degree Of Difficulty, And Each Pattern Is Designed So That Finished Blocks Are The Same Size When They Are Worked In Yarn Of The Same Weight A Useful Refresher Course Of Crochet Stitches And Techniques Is Included, As Are Patterns For Edgings And Instructions On Making Fringes To Finish Off Afghans In Style By far my favorite crochet block bookI ve used this book to make SO many different things I personally like that it doesn t have an much intro technique stuff, as it has so many patterns If you re bored of making the same old granny squares, this book is wonderful THis book has tons of pictures, but most of the patterns are the same with the exception of differnet color schemes So it doesn t really have 200 patterns But it does have lots of good ones Worth buying and reading and using I made a few dishcloths out of these patterns and might make an afghan out of the blocks as well It does have a section that shows how to use colors and different layouts to acheive diffent looks which I found helpful I haven t found any errors in the patterns yet, but I have only tried a few of them. Lots of great block patterns that range from easy to difficult but the title is misleading There are a lot of patterns, but not really 200 different ones The author changed the colors for some of the blocks and counted them in the 200 Still a great book of blocks that are all supposed to come out the same size so that you can mix and match any block in the book There are a few mistakes in the book but the corrections are available on the publishers website and are easy to find. This is a fantastic book for crocheters It has clear directions, varied designs and skill levels, and provides great ideas about color and design of blankets I d highly recommend this book for crocheters especially those interested in crocheting as an art Many crochet books provide less than clear directions and use jargon to explain each step Not so here As an extra bonus, there lots of suggestions on how to mix and match the squares. This is a must have for anyone that likes to crochet afghans The block patterns are beautiful and eclectic and it is complete with instructions on how to arrange them, fasten, and add a border It s literally thousands of afghans in one small book I m working on one for my living room right now. I m new to crocheting so I found this book extremely helpful as an intro but will purchase my own copy to have as a handy reference as I try new things I would recommend it to a crocheter of any skill level I love the colourful pictures and skill level indicator for each I also found the techniques in the back of the book very useful. Love this books its so useful Its been of a help creating my own patterns than I ever thought The patterns are easy to read and the pictures really let you see what you are trying to make I love the pages where it shows how much of a difference colour can make to piece of crochet. Great book, but there are, reliably, typos in a number of the patterns Handy to visit the pattern pages on Ravelry in order to suss out when you re getting it wrong vs when the pattern instructions are incorrect However, a wonderful inspiration book I will never part with.
JAN EATON is known internationally for her specialty in needlecraft and textile designs Since finishing her training at Goldsmiths College in London, Jan has worked as a freelance designer showcasing her embroidery, crochet, knitting, and textile painting designs in various UK and European magazines Past works include the new edition of Mary Thomas s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, Country Cr
- 128 pages
- 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match
- Jan Eaton
- 24 March 2018 Jan Eaton