99 Granny Squares

Book review: 99 Granny Squares via Underground Crafter | Read my review of this collection of patterns by 25 designers. Enter through July 4, 2017 for your chance to win a copy.Granny Square Month continues with another crochet book review (as part of my 5-book giveaway), so read on for details!

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Granny Square Month with Underground Crafter | 30 days of crochet motif patterns, roundups, and giveaways!


Book Review

99 Granny Squares is a pattern collection of crochet motifs by 25 designers. In spite of the name, not all of the motif patterns are for squares. The collection includes 7 hexagons, 3 octagons, 2 rectangles, and 1 triangle, along with 86 squares.

All the samples in the book were made in medium weight yarn with a U.S. G-6/4 mm crochet hook. The square patterns are available in a variety of sizes, including:

  • 3″ squares – 1 pattern,
  • 3.5″ squares – 1 pattern,
  • 3.75″ squares – 2 patterns,
  • 4″ squares – 3 patterns,
  • 4.5″ squares – 5 patterns,
  • 4.75″ squares – 2 patterns,
  • 5″ squares – 3 patterns,
  • 5.5″ squares – 6 patterns,
  • 5.75″ squares – 5 patterns
  • 6″ squares – 13 patterns,
  • 6.25″ squares – 9 patterns,
  • 6.5″ squares – 16 patterns,
  • 6.75″ squares – 1 pattern,
  • 7″ squares – 5 patterns,
  • 7.25″ squares – 1 pattern,
  • 7.5″ squares – 5 patterns,
  • 7.75″ squares – 1 pattern,
  • 8″ squares – 1 pattern,
  • 8.25″ squares – 1 pattern,
  • 9.5″ squares – 1 pattern, and
  • 11″ squares – 1 pattern.

Each pattern has a numeric name (e.g., #11) and a pattern written in U.S. pattern abbreviations. Each 2-page spread includes several patterns with a 2-4″ picture of each pattern displayed on one side with its number. The collection also includes a key to pattern abbreviations, information about gauge, written instructions for treble and double treble crochet stitches, and written and illustrated instructions for crocheting in the back or front loop, changing colors, free loops, and post stitches. One of the patterns (#58 by Patricia Kristoffersen) includes an illustrated stitch guide within the pattern for 6 special stitch patterns. Other patterns with special stitch patterns include just the written instructions in the pattern. The book lays flat so it is easy to crochet while reading a pattern.

99 Granny Squares is ideal for a crocheter who has a firm grasp on basic stitches, is comfortable reading patterns, and enjoys making a variety of motifs. Because the squares aren’t all the same size, the crocheter who has a sense of adventure about their projects will definitely enjoy it. The patterns include a variety classic motif patterns along with some unique patterns. If you like to crochet motifs, there are plenty to keep you busy for quite a while in this book!

Giveaway

Book review: 99 Granny Squares via Underground Crafter | Read my review of this collection of patterns by 25 designers. Enter through July 4, 2017 for your chance to win a copy.As part of my celebration of Granny Square Month, the nice folks at Leisure Arts have agreed to give away a copy of 99 Granny Squares and four other granny square books.

This giveaway is open to readers worldwide, except where prohibited by law. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Five winners will be chosen at random from the entries submitted via the Rafflecopter widget. Each winner will receive ONE of the following books, courtesy of Leisure Arts:

Winners will U.S. mailing addresses will receive a paperback copy. International winners will receive an electronic book. Good luck!

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13 thoughts on “99 Granny Squares”

  1. Hi Marie! Thanks for the newsletter and the opportunity to win something really neat! I would love to have the 99 Granny Squares.

  2. I hold love to win either 99 granny squares or 50 fabulous granny squares! I’m attempting a granny scrap blanket where each square is different in both yarn and design and strictly using scrap yarn. Either of these books would be great for that!

  3. I guess I’ll be greedy and choose 99 Granny Squares since it has the most squares/shapes in it! LOL But really I’d be happy with any one of the five books to increase my granny square-ability!

  4. Definitely granny squares. After 26 years of marriage my husband says he really like granny square blankets, with that being news to me I recently took up crocheting So Thank You for the chance to win a excellent resource and for your wonderful site.

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