200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix-and-Match
by Jan Eaton
Crochet is one of the oldest and most fascinating ways of creating a fabric out of yarn. Find out how to create your own wonderful and unique afghans ... Show synopsis Crochet is one of the oldest and most fascinating ways of creating a fabric out of yarn. Find out how to create your own wonderful and unique afghans, wall hangings and accessories in a kaleidoscope of colourful contemporary and traditional designs. Choose from 200 beautiful crochet block patterns to mix and match, and learn different ways of joining them to make blankets and throws that are both functional and decorative. From Art Deco-inspired geometric patterns to traditional chequerboard stripes and elaborate motifs, discover new ways to combine colour, pattern and texture. 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 fringes. At-a-glance symbols denote the methods used and level of difficulty, so both new and experienced crafters can easily create a crochet masterpiece. Choose from easy to advanced crochet patterns and use the blocks in one of the suggested layouts, or design your own - all blocks finish to the same size when worked in the same yarn weight. Also learn how to finish your blocks in style with patterns for fringes, ruffles and other decorative edgings. This invaluable crochet block library will be used time and time again from simple baby blankets to stylish throws in your home.