200 Crochet Blocks: For Blankets, Throws and Afghans

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David & Charles, Jan 1, 2005 - Afghans (Coverlets) - 128 pages
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Choose from 200 beautiful block designs and learn different ways of joining them to make blankets and throws that are both functional and decorative. From Art Deco geometric patterns to traditional chequer-board stripes and elaborate motifs, discover new ways to combine colour, pattern and texture. Crochet is one of the oldest and most fascinating ways of creating a fabric out of yarn. Find out how to create wonderful and unique afghans, wall hangings and accessories in a kaleidoscope of colourful contemporary and traditional designs. All stitches and techniques are clearly explained with step-by-step illustrations, from working in rows and in the round to joining blocks and making figures. At-a-glance symbols denote the methods used and level of difficulty, so both new and experienced crafters can easily create a crochet masterpiece.

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User Review  - eclecticdodo - LibraryThing

A Book of crochet patterns designed to work out as 6 inch squares. The project I'm working on is 12 inch squares, but it's been straightforward to adapt some and do some as 4 mini-blocks. The patterns ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thistle2 - LibraryThing

One of the best crochet books on the market for those who love the "granny afghans" Easy to follow and suberb photos throughout. Love the combination of different squares that compliment each other. A crochet bible that I always return too. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Jan Eaton is a needlecraft and textile designer. She has published many needlecraft books, including Country Crochet and Knitted Lace and Crochet Basics.

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