Continuing on with my Crochet Book Celebration Month, let’s take a look at Granny Square Flowers: 50 Botanical Crochet Motifs and 15 Original Projects by Margaret Hubert.
About Granny Square Flowers
This crochet book is exactly what it says it is – a book of patterns that are flowers turned into granny squares. That means that you can use the patterns for a wide range of projects from blankets to wearables. And of course there are also the 15 crochet projects actually in the book itself. This is a comprehensive crochet book that’s a must-have for anyone who loves flowers and / or granny square projects. You can definitely get a ton of mileage out of these patterns. These crochet patterns have detailed written instructions, a photo of the finished block and a symbol chart for each piece.
My Granny Square Flowers
This crochet book starts with twelve designs – one for each month – and I worked a few of those. Note that I worked them in a single color just to practice the technique rather than working the multi-colors that really make the patterns pop up. Some of the techniques felt complex but overall they were easy and fun to work and I really like the results.
The fifteen projects in the book offer a wide range of inspiration and ideas for what you can do with floral granny squares. There’s a shawl (shown above), a cardigan (shown worn by the author below), a purse, boots, baby blocks and more. So creative!
About Margaret Hubert
If you don’t know crochet designer Margaret Hubert, you should. She’s authored more than a dozen knit and crochet books and has designed patterns for a wide range of other publications. Her long career in crochet earned her recognition in the Jean Leinhauser Crochet Hall of Fame. I love this quote from her press release about working on this book:
“Designing these new blocks and projects has been a delightful challenge, one that kept my mind and hands happily busy for several months. My hope is that you will use the ideas in this book to experiment, create your own projects, and most of all, have fun.”