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100 Bright and Colourful Granny Squares To Mix and Match
Leonie Morgan

Search Press
14 February 2013 / ISBN: 9781844488995
How-To Books/Crochet
Amazon US - UK

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde

There are lots of books on granny squares, but if you are anything like me, you prefer something with lots of color in it rather than a plain square, then this is the book for you.

There are a hundred of these bright squares in here to make. I was surprised that the word "crochet" was not on the cover but this is what this book is about. Fortunately, there are quite a few pages at the beginning to show you how to do it, read charts, block and add edgings for anybody who thought they were getting a book on knitting.

There is even a pair of pages dedicated to showing you how to read the book for best results. Each pattern is a double page spread where you can find out what you need to buy and how much exactly, a variation and what it looks like made up. You can even find tables showing you the yarn requirement for a baby blanket, lap blanket or bed throw for real attention to detail. Charts are given plus written instructions; these work in tandem rather than an "either, or," so anybody new to them needs to look at the part at the beginning showing how to read them. Total beginners would be better learning elsewhere, but anybody with even a little crochet experience will be able to crochet up a storm in no time, and it is a great way to practice as squares make up fast. A good book for anybody who wants to make some very eye-catching granny squares.

UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2013