50 Fabulous Crochet Squares by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss

Book review: 50 Fabulous Crochet Squares by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss via Underground Crafter | Read my review of this collection of patterns by 4 designers. Enter through July 4, 2017 for your chance to win a copy.My 30-day celebration of granny squares continues with another crochet book review (as part of my 5-book giveaway), so read on for details!

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Book Review

50 Fabulous Crochet Squares is a pattern collection by four designers (Jean Leinhauser, Rita Weiss, Janie Herrin, and James G. Davis). The squares in this collection are made in medium weight yarn and are available in a variety of sizes, including

  • 5″ squares – 1 pattern,
  • 6″ squares – 1 pattern,
  • 6.5″ squares – 2 patterns,
  • 7″ squares – 14 patterns,
  • 7.5″ squares – 5 patterns,
  • 8″ squares – 10 patterns,
  • 8.5″ squares – 3 patterns,
  • 9″ squares – 4 patterns,
  • 9.5″ squares – 1 pattern,
  • 10″ squares – 2 patterns,
  • 11″ squares – 1 pattern,
  • 11.5″ squares – 1 pattern, and
  • 12″ squares – 4 patterns.

These patterns are mostly large, intricate squares designed for an experienced granny square crocheter who wants to work on layered, lacy, or otherwise interesting patterns. Each pattern includes a large, flat-lay photo, a list of colors being used, and a pattern written with U.S. pattern abbreviations. The collection also includes a key to pattern abbreviations in the back and a key to comparing U.S. to U.K. pattern abbreviations. The book lays flat so it is easy to crochet while reading a pattern.

You can find pictures of all 50 patterns in the book on its Ravelry source page here.

50 Fabulous Crochet Squares is ideal for an intermediate crocheter who wants to move beyond basic granny squares and who likes working on larger motifs. Because the collection doesn’t include any instructional material, it isn’t suitable for a beginning crocheter. The large pictures and text make it easier to follow along with the pattern than some other booklets that include multiple patterns on the same page to save space. (Each pattern in this book is written over one to two pages.)

Giveaway

Book review: 50 Fabulous Crochet Squares by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss via Underground Crafter | Read my review of this collection of patterns by 4 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 50 Fabulous Crochet 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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