I’m sharing a review of granny square collection by Margaret Hubert, along with your chance to win a copy, in today’s Granny Square Month post!
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10 Granny Squares 30 Blankets: Color Schemes, Layouts, and Edge Finishes for 30 Unique Looks by Margaret Hubert is a lot like 10 Granny Squares 30 Bags: Purses, Totes, Pouches, and Carriers from Favorite Crochet Motifs (reviewed here). It’s a collection of 10 granny square patterns, each of which is then made into 3 blankets. The blankets use different yarns, borders, and layouts, so while the granny square remains the same, you are able to get unique looks.
The granny square patterns include skill level and instructions written in US pattern abbreviations and international stitch symbols. There are 2 beginner squares, 1 advanced beginner square, 2 easy squares, and 5 intermediate squares. Each square pattern also includes a flat lay photograph of the square. After each square, 3 blanket patterns are presented. Each blanket pattern includes an introduction with a large picture, a supply list (including yarn brand, colors, and weight, and hook size), gauge and size information, and a skill level. The blankets are written in US pattern abbreviations and also include international stitch symbol patterns for the borders/edgings. There are 3 beginner blankets, 9 advanced beginner blankets, 3 easy blankets, and 15 intermediate blankets. Most patterns also include at least 2 more large detail pictures of the blankets. When relevant, an assembly diagram is also included.
10 Granny Squares 30 Blankets ends with a 3-page Techniques section that includes written explanations and photographs for the adjustable (magic) loop, 4 types of seams, and blocking. There is also a pattern abbreviation glossary, an international stitch symbol key, and conversion chart for US to UK pattern terminology.
The patterns use vibrant, contemporary color schemes and the photography is well styled and modern. If you love granny square collections but struggle with matching borders to squares or choosing colors, you’ll find a lot of inspiration here. The book is a paperback so it doesn’t stay open while you crochet, but there is a lot of eye candy inside so it is definitely worth it.
Now that you’ve read my review of 10 Granny Squares 30 Blankets, are you ready to get it for yourself? Well, the nice folks at Quarto have set aside a copy for a lucky reader!
This giveaway is open to readers in the United States, except where prohibited by law. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, July 2, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random from the entries submitted via the Rafflecopter widget. The winner will receive a copy of 10 Granny Squares 30 Blankets, courtesy of Quarto. Good luck!