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From 150 All Time Favorite Crochet Blocks © 2015 by Sarah Hazell and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin.

Title: 150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks
Published By: St. Martin’s Griffin © 2015
ISBN: 978-1-250-06878-1
Author: Sarah Hazell

150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks

I love how this book is presented.

It begins by introducing you to the All-time Favorites Collection. This collection displays each of the 150-designs in a visual guide (table of contents) and each block is in proportion to the others on the page – so you can immediately see the scale of the projects in relation to one another. The blocks are each labelled by name and the corresponding page number where you will find both row-by-row written instructions in American U.S. Crochet Terms and full color-coded charts.

Following the All-time Favorites Collection you will find each of the patterns included in the book. They are each listed by name and include a thumbnail size image of the finished square. The clearly written detailed instructions include suggested color combinations for the stitches in the blocks.

Chapter 3 introduces the five beautiful projects you can make using the crochet squares – complete with joining instructions.

The projects include:

  • Floor Cushion
  • Vase Cover
  • Journal Cover
  • Baby Block
  • Lap Blanket

At the end of the publication you receive a Crochet Refresher Course, complete with diagrams and written instructions. The instructions included are:

  • Holding the Hook and Yarn
  • Making a Slip Knot
  • Working a Slip Stitch
  • Working a Foundation Chain
  • Working a Single Crochet
  • Working a Half Double Crochet
  • Working a Double Crochet
  • Working a Treble Crochet
  • Long Trebles
  • Popcorn
  • Puff
  • Spike Stitches
  • Working Into The Front and Back of The Stitches
  • Changing Color
  • Blocking
  • Working in Rounds
  • Working into the Ring
  • Making a Magic Ring
  • Symbols & Abbreviations

150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks includes a gorgeous collection of traditional and popular crochet blocks. Each square includes the skill level, written and charted instructions and a beautiful color photograph. If you love Crochet Blocks – or are interested in making them – you will love this book.  The way the book has been prepared – from start to finish – is beautiful to behold.

I truly enjoyed browsing through this collection.

If you would like to add 150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks to your own Crochet Library you can purchase a copy from Amazon.

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A special thanks to St. Martin’s Griffin for providing me with a review copy of this book! 150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks © 2015, by Sarah Hazell was reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin.

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15 Comments

  1. I love the 150 All-Time Crochet Blocks. I love to look at the different blocks and get inspiration for new projects.

  2. I would love to learn to do my first granny square this seems like a good book to start thanks for the review

  3. Love the selection of squares and easy to follow patterns. There is something for every taste

  4. I really like learning the different square patterns. I grew up doing just the basic granny squares with few color changes. This opens the door to so much more. I am always in search of a square that can be made bigger without losing any of its splendor.

  5. I would love to have this book. I can’t believe how many granny squares there are now compared to when I started crocheting.

  6. I would love to get my hands on this – so many lovely squares to try.

  7. I really like crocheting granny square block. Loved the review!
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  8. I was pretty much going to say the same thing. Lots of different squares make blankets much more interesting.

  9. So many of my crochet projects are granny square afghans; it would be lovely to learn some new motif patterns to change up the look a bit!

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