Granny Squares Weekend includes 20 quick and easy crochet projects that you can complete over the course of a weekend. These pretty and functional projects will be relaxing to crochet using the familiar granny stitch.
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Title: Granny Squares Weekend
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Designed by: Emma Varnam
Publisher: GMC Books
Current List Price: *19.95
20 quick and easy crochet projects
Granny Squares Weekend
Granny Squares Weekend is 144-pages in length and includes front and back flaps (which I love in my books because it holds my place so easily) and full color throughout.
You will find the table of Contents on page 7, an introduction to the Designer, Emma Varnam on page 8 and a photo gallery of all 20 granny square projects from page 10 to page 32.
The Getting Started section tells you what supplies you will need for the included projects. The Crochet Techniques section is in here too and begins on page 36. The Finishing Touches section starts on page 48.
The crochet patterns can be found from pages 56 to 136. Each of these projects can be made over the course of a weekend.
- Cheery Coaster
- Perfect Potholder
- Flower Headband
- Pompom Bunting
- Chic Cushion
- Stylish Tablemat
- Glasses Case
- Smart Doorstop
- Snug Cowl
- Draught Extruder
- Lazy-edged Blanket
- Rainbow Rattle
- Bolster Cushion
- Chunky Lap Blanket
- Bobble Hat
- Panda Comforter
- Festival Bag
- Fingerless Mittens
- Toy Blocks
- Striped Beret
Crochet Stitches and Techniques
All of the projects are written in UK crochet terms.
If you are used to following US crochet patterns, don’t let the fact that these are written in UK terms hold you back! You can find the US equivalent terms on page 37 and since each stitch is explained in the Crochet Stitches section, with helpful diagrams, it is easy to double check how a stitch is being made.
- holding a hook
- holding yarn
- making a slip knot
- chain (ch st)
- slip stitch (sl st)
- double crochet (dc) – US single crochet (sc)
- half treble (htr) – US half double crochet (hdc)
- treble (tr) – US double crochet (dc)
- double treble (dtr) – US treble (tr)
- working in rows
- working in rounds
- joining a ring
- Basic Granny Square Pattern (p 42)
- crocheting into spaces
- increasing (inc)
- decreasing (dc2tog) (US sc2tog)
- through back loop (tbl)
- magic ring
- crab stitch
- shell stitch
- puff stitch
- edging fabric
- blanket stitch
Emma Varnam has filmed a YouTube video to show you how to make a Granny Square from start to finish here:
Finishing Touches includes step-by-step instructions with diagrams and handy tips.
Included techniques are the slip-stitch seam, double-crochet seam, joining as you go, weaving in ends, buttons, finishing off toys, using a pompom maker, different embroidery stitches (back stitch and satin stitch) and blocking
Which Granny Square project is your favorite?
I personally love the Festival Bag, the Chic Cushion and the Glasses Case. The granny stitch is a comforting stitch to me.
Granny Squares Weekend takes this easy granny stitch and gives you a bunch of quick projects to crochet. You will find 20 fun and practical gifts to make and enjoy the time used creating them.
This traditional stitch has been handed down for generations and used by our ancestors to create useful projects. There is a familiar comfort in using this stitch that is so well known and well loved the world round.
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