35 Contemporary Projects Using Traditional Techniques
The granny square is the starting point for many people when they first learn to crochet, but as their skills progress, this versatile crochet stitch 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 placemats, 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 cot blankets, bibs, hats and toys. Each project is graded according to the level of skill, and there is a comprehensive basic techniques chapter. Whether you are new to the craft of crochet, or simply looking for more ideas, Granny Square Crochet will inspire you to pick up your crochet hook.Softcover, 128 pages; Ryland Peters & Small.