A discussion of various crochet techniques, including Interlocking Crochet, a unique crochet technique which creates a double-sided fabric.
I am happy to announce I have two new crochet designs available in the Quick & Simple collection published by FW Media and D&C.
Front Single Crochet Seam– With wrong sides of Granny Squares together, work through the back loop of the front Granny Square and the front loop of the back Granny Square, single crochet through corresponding stitches on both Granny Squares. This creates a ridge in the center of the seam with a line border on each side. The back seam is a flat join.
101 Granny Squares – New Motifs for Contemporary Designs edited by Carol Alexander
This book contains patterns by 26 designers, many very well known. Basic granny squares are incorporated into cardigans, jewelry, purses, clothing, hats, curtains, tablecloths, and rugs. A few I really like are the Reversible Button & Beads Headband and the free-form Bag Lady purse. There are several granny square motifs provided for use in a poncho. You could choose one design or several to create a beautiful bedspread. One of my all-time favorites is the Pretty Patchwork afghan by Margret Willson shown on the cover.
200 Crochet Block for Blankets, Throws and Afghans by Jan Eaton
When you are ready to move beyond a basic granny, this book offers some interesting alternatives. You can follow the suggested combination of blocks or create your own. The nice thing is the coordinating blocks are sized to fit together if you use the same weight yarn. I especially like the Floral Fantasy combination on page 29. She also offers some edging choices to add that personal touch to your finished project.
Most crocheters are familiar with granny squares. They are one of the most popular motifs used in making items for your home and for gifts. Besides being easy to learn, they are a great way to use up odds and ends of yarn left over from other projects.
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