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The Granny Square Book: Timeless Techniques and Fresh Ideas for Crocheting Square by Square

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  417 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Granny squares are to crochet what pieced squares are to quilting. They originated with pioneer women using up precious scraps of yarn to make blankets for their families, and over the years, many recognized, named patterns have been handed down from one generation to the next. Beyond this treasury of 75 different granny square motifs, Margaret Hubert shows the evolution ...more
Spiral-bound, 176 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Quarry Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Marie Segares
The Granny Square Book: Second Edition: Timeless Techniques & Fresh Ideas for Crocheting Square by Square is the revised edition of Margaret Hubert’s 2011 book, The Granny Square Book, which I previously reviewed. Most of the information from my original review still applies, such as my description of the book as “An ode to the granny square…along with tips for construction, design, and finishing touches. Uses U.S. pattern abbreviations for motifs and projects, and international stitch ...more
Amie Bjorklund
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this book and cannot wait to own it! The squares are cute and have easy to follow patterns.
Rachael
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lovely patterns in a smaller (6") size. Lacy and mostly flat patterns, good for beginners.
Stephanie McRae
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful Ideas!

I loved all the instructions and ideas to make beautiful items for my home. It also has great gift ideas for family and friends.
Marie Segares
Dec 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crochet, needlecrafts
(This review is part of a series of reviews of books in my granny square collection. For these reviews, the # of granny squares refers to the number of patterns for squares that are crocheted in the round, not the total number of patterns in the book.)

Summary: An ode to the granny square, with 75 motif patterns and 25 projects using granny squares, along with tips for construction, design, and finishing touches. Uses U.S. pattern abbreviations for motifs and projects, and international stitch
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Abbey
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A well-organized, beautifully written and photographed compendium of granny square designs, with lots of possible options for making up your own variations, different sorts of yarns to try, etc. The instructions are both charted and given inside each pattern, which is my favorite way of doing this. There are 75 different squares shown, and then the last third of the book has patterns in which to use some of those squares. All easy to follow, all written as though the reader/crocheter actually ...more
Galadriel Johnson
Jan 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: crafts
Such a bright and colorful and welcoming book! I hesitated in purchasing this one simply because I tend to think of granny squares as only for blankets. This one proves me wrong. There are 75 separate squares and several easy and useful projects that are not just blankets. The pictures are large, bright, and glossy. The text easy to read and understand even for a moderate talent like myself. I am sure that I will get a lot of use out of this one. If I have one dislike it would be the ...more
Ashleigh
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
I got this book for Christmas and it is a lovely addition to my other craft books. It features the basic techniques and stitches required for crochet and also gives you 75 granny squares to try out. The images are lovely and clear and the instructions are concise enough for beginners and more experienced crocheters. Each square has a rating which lets you judge the difficulty and decide whether you want to go ahead and give it a try. I love this book even though books with ring bound centres ...more
Gabriella
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: diy-how-to
This is a great crochet reference book, with a lot of variations on crocheted squares! There are is a section with a glossary that explains any abbreviations used in a pattern, along with some info on US/UK conversion, which makes it helpful to those newer to crocheting. Plus, not only are there a lot of examples of squares outside of the traditional granny square (75 square patterns total), but there are other patterns for full projects too - coasters, washcloths, collar decorations, shawls, ...more
Laura
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: diy
Thumbs up. I borrowed this one from the library. I found it great for the level that I'm at. Instructions are written and visual (super duper helpful for when the written part is too confusing).

A few patterns that I can see coming back to for bigger projects.
Delphine
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantabulous book

it's a new way to look at the granny square. New and exciting, from the super easy to the complex. All skill levels, and loads of fun creative new things. Let your imagination run wild
Lillian Greenberg moore
Love the variations and ideas

Great selection of granny squares and ideas to use them. Would have loved to see a gauge idea for the squares to give me an idea of which can be mixed together
Samantha
Mar 02, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked this book and I found it really useful. I'm already designing my own shawl. The patterns are easy to follow. Big pictures, Written pattern and picture pattern so even if its not clear at first its very easy to figure out. Will definitely be using this book a lot.
Paula
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you love to crochet, love retro granny squares, some of which are definitely out of the box thinking, this is a great book and I especially love that it is spiral bound (with a hard cover covering the spirals) so that the spine glue will never crack - also has some patterns too!
Lauren
Helpful. Nice patterns.
Judi Easley
And as soon as I have some quiet time to sit with my yarn and the book, I'm going to refresh my crocheting skills! I saw a scarf I want on Pinterest, but I have to make it if I'm going to have it!
zjakkelien
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really like this book. Clear pictures, and explanations as well as crochet diagrams. And nice grannies!
Stefanie Girard
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I "heart" granny squares!
Mary Ann
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: craft, library-books
Nice book. It uses written and chart directions. It has a table at beginning giving a break down of what the abbreviations mean or the chart symbols.
Abby
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, crochet
Lots of great granny square patterns ranging in difficulty from easy to difficult. Clear instructions and great pictures/illustrations.
Lisa
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So very good. I want to try them all
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