Home and Fashion
Designs, Plus 50 Granny Squares and 91 Filet Stitches
17 February 2012 / ISBN-13: 9781596354210
by Rachel A Hyde
Inside these covers are no less than 50 granny squares to crochet,
plus 91 filet stitches for your own designs. Combine them to create
items to wear or for the home.
This is not a book for beginners, but there is a helpful link to
a website that will give you basic instructions at the back, along
with a metric to Imperial conversion chart, stitch abbreviations,
and a brief reminder of how the basic stitches are done. The rest
of the book is devoted to those colorful squares, made up in double
knit yarn and the filet small half and larger squares. These are
the building blocks of more squares so you have an endless library
of patterns for whatever you want to craft out of these shapes.
To give you a start there are also instructions given for the items
shown on the covers: a cardigan, afghan, headband, fingerless gloves
and pillow to name some. As with everything in this book it is all
straight to the point with the instructions laid out in easily digestible
blocks but without actual staged diagrams. Simple enough for improvers
to follow and aided on every page by gorgeous colored photographs,
this ought to be a book any crocheter will hang on to.