200 Crochet Blocks Book: For Blankets, Throws and Afghans by Jan Eaton

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200 Crochet Blocks Book: 

For Blankets, Throws and Afghans by Jan Eaton

Introduction

Crochet is one of the oldest & most fascinating ways of creating a fabric out of yarn. Find out how to create wonderful & unique afghans, wall hangings and accessories in a kaleidoscope of colourful contemporary and traditional designs. There is loads of useful information in the Introduction, especially the “How to Use This Book” spread.  It explains all the symbols and shows what’s what on each pattern page, like where to look for different colour options, blocks that compliment each one etc.  It also explains what you’ll find in other sections of the book like techniques and the Mix & Match section 

Mix & Match

This section would be handy if you struggle to come up with colour and pattern ideas. There is a lot of advice on choosing which blocks compliment each other, planning layouts, with notes about the differences between lacy and textured more solid blocks.

There are many examples of how even the most simple block can be used in a variety of ways to come up with completely different looks, as well as 12 full examples of different blocks combined together into blankets to great effect.

Choose from 200 beautiful block designs and learn different ways of joining them to make blankets and throws that are both functional and decorative. From Art Deco geometric patterns to traditional chequer-board stripes and elaborate motifs, discover new ways to combine colour, pattern and texture. All stitches and techniques are clearly explained with step-by-step illustrations, from working in rows and in the round to joining blocks and making figures. At-a-glance symbols denote the methods used and level of difficulty, so both new and experienced crafters can easily create a crochet masterpiece.

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