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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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!
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:
- 50 Fabulous Crochet Squares (reviewed here),
- 99 Granny Squares (review in this post),
- Beginner’s Guide to Crochet Motifs (reviewed here),
- Granny Square Baby Afghans (reviewed here), OR
- Learn to Crochet Circles into Squares (reviewed here).
Winners will U.S. mailing addresses will receive a paperback copy. International winners will receive an electronic book. Good luck!