6 Beautiful Flower Garden Throws

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Grannies in Bloom includes 6 beautiful flower garden throws. Grab your medium weight yarn and get ready to make a pretty crocheted flower granny throw!

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Cover. Grannies in Bloom. Leisure Arts. Book Review by Oombawka Design Crochet.

Title: Grannies in Bloom
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4647-6719-7
Photographer: Jason Masters

Grannies in Bloom Book Review

Grannies in Bloom includes 6 pretty floral afghans, crocheted with simple stitches. These pretty feminine afghans incorporate simple stitches and pretty crocheted flowers to make lovely afghans for a variety of styles and seasons.

The 6 Grannies in Bloom Afghan Patterns included are:

  • Autumn Fields. Skill Level: INTERMEDIATE. Size: 44″ by 61″. Hook: 5 mm (H). Designed by: Carol Alexander and Brenda Stratton
  • Rosy Floral. Skill Level: EASY+. Size: 49″ by 63″. Hook: 5 mm (H). Designed by: Maggie Weldon
  • Filet Floral. Skill Level: EASY+. Size: 48″ by 69″. Hook: 5 mm (H). Designed by:Carol Alexander and Brenda Stratton
  • Classic Shells. Skill Level: EASY+. Size: 45″ by 65″. Hook: 5 mm (H). Designed by: Terry Kimbrough.
  • Watercolor Floral. Skill Level: INTERMEDIATE. Size: 50.5″ by 66.5″. Hook: 4 mm (G). Designed by: Carol Alexander and Brenda Stratton.
  • Checkerboard Floral. Skill Level: EASY. Size: 52.5″ by 70.5″. Hook: 5.5 mm (I). Designed by: Carol Alexander and Brenda Stratton

You can see all 6 Grannies in Bloom Throws here.

JAYGO (Join as you go Method) is used for the Autumn Fields and Watercolor Floral Designs. The squares in Rosy Floral, Filet Floral, Classic Shells and Checkerboard Floral are whip-stitched together after they are completed.

Full-color placement diagrams are included to assist with assembly. The assembly instructions are written out in full for each pattern and are straightforward and easy-to-follow.

Each pattern requires medium weight yarn.

The medium weight yarns used to crochet the sample projects were:

Autumn Fields: Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™
Rosy Floral: Patons® Decor™
Filet Floral: Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®
Classic Shells: Red Heart® Super Saver®
Watercolor Floral: Caron® Simply Soft® Paints™, Caron® Simply Soft®, Caron® Simply Soft® Brites™
Checkerboard Floral: Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®

The general instructions, abbreviations and stitch explanations are included beginning on page 29.

The terms explained include:

  • Joining with a sc
  • Joining with a hdc
  • Joining with a dc
  • Joining with a tr
  • Adjustable loop (with diagrams)
  • Back ridge of a chain (with diagram)
  • Back or front loops only (with diagram)
  • Free loops (with diagrams)
  • Changing colors (with diagrams)
  • Working in a space before a stitch (with diagram)
  • Whipstitch (with diagrams)

When a special stitch is used in a pattern, the instructions for it are included right in the pattern itself. The stitches are explained in full in the Stitch Guide. When a special stitch is used the Stitch Guide can be found after the Gauge Information section, at the beginning of the pattern.

Grannies in Bloom. Leisure Arts. Book Review by Oombawka Design Crochet.

Some special stitches used in these projects are:

  • treble
  • puff stitch
  • picot
  • single crochet 2 together
  • beginning cluster
  • cluster
  • popcorn

I love floral elements in crochet, probably because I love flowers. Each of these pretty blankets is unique in its design, some being more lightweight and lacy and some more suitable to colder weather.

My 2 favorite designs in this book are:

  • Filet Floral
  • Autumn Fields

The 6 projects included in Grannies in Bloom are very different from one another. They each feature a lovely floral design and are completed by assembling motifs together into the finished blanket form. Four of the projects use simple whipstitches to seam the squares together, while two projects can be assembled with the JAY-Go method. Grannies in Bloom includes patterns for 6 pretty, feminine, floral afghans suitable for a variety of seasons.

Would you like to win a eBook copy of Grannies in Bloom ?

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  1. Thank you for your review. The cover afghan is really pretty. I don’t much care for the granny but it’s so pretty I just might change my mind now.

  2. I’m drawn to anything with flowers too. All of the afghans in “Grannies in Bloom” are so pretty and they’re great on the go projects. I’d love to give them a try. Thanks for the review.

  3. Grannies in Bloom is definitely on my must have list. The designs are gorgeous.

  4. I just started crocheting this year. After years as a kid trying to pick up the technique by my mom and both grandmothers, I never could get the hang of it. It took me learning on my own by watching videos, reading books and practicing…A LOT.

    This book actually brought a smile to my face. My great aunt made an afghan using granny squares and pink roses. In a way, one of the patterns is similar to the blanket she made. I wish I had that blanket back today, because it was huge and would easily fit on my bed. My goal is to eventually get proficient and fast enough to create a blanket just like she made.

  5. I’m a granny square seeker! I love ALL granny squares. Grannies in Bloom has a nice variety without overwhelming you with which one to pick and a great way to practice stitches! I want this book!

  6. I have always loved the floral square afghans. Also, I really like the requirements for the October giveaway. It has allowed me to add new websites to my crochet resources and more designers to look to for a new project.

  7. I love the Granny Squares, I’ve been using them for years and continue to save the different square patterns to use in the future….Thank you for sharing these

  8. I love the Flower Garden Throws, they are so different and the book explains how to make them so well.

  9. Would love to see a review of 2 books: T-Shirt Yarn Home Decor and Wraps Made Easy. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Grannies in Bloom (two of my favorites – flowers and granny squares!).

  10. I look forward to Rhondda’s reviews and tutorials. She makes some of the easiest to follow tutorials.

  11. I like C2C Baby Blankets! There are a lot that I like, but that’s one!

  12. Wow..! I’ve always been a fan of the leisure and arts designs, and I beed this book..! Just the cover is beautiful..!!