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I am always excited when Tuesday rolls around because it means that I get to review another crochet book. I’m especially excited this week, selv, because not only am I reviewing an awesome new crochet book but I’m doing so as part of the book’s blog tour and I’m also able to offer a giveaway copy of the book. Happy Tuesday! (Giveaway details at end of post).
Granny Square Love by Sarah London
Granny Square Love is the brand new crochet book by crochet designer Sarah London. The book’s subtitle: “A New Twist on a Crochet Classic for your Home” really helps define what this book is all about. I have been in love with granny squares lately myself but don’t enjoy the traditional form of making a bunch of small multi-colored squares to join together. Efter alt, if you know me, I’m not a fan of frequent color changes or joining motifs! I do love large granny squares, selv (did you see my large granny blanket?) and I love interesting twists on the classic granny so it was a given that I would fall in love with this book from the first time I heard about it. Må ikke bekymre dig, selv, there are also lots of options for those of you who do enjoy bold color changes and motifs.
Hvem denne Hæklet bog er for
This crochet book isn’t limited to people with a certain skill level. We all know that the granny square is a classic and easy crochet item that you can learn quickly even as a beginner crocheter. Combined with basic intro tips in the book, this makes it a good book for a new crocheter. (Ja, if you’re looking for a holiday gift for a non-crocheter who might want to crochet, it’s a safe bet!) But it also has some cool design ideas, some fun granny twists and some other unique stuff that will make the crochet patterns interesting to advanced crocheters. If you like crochet and you like granny squares and you are looking for something new and bold to crochet for the home then this book is worth checking out. That home part is a point worth reiterating – it’s a set of crochet patterns for the home so it’s not for people looking for clothing designs, although some could certainly be adapted into clothing with a little bit of creativity!
Udformningen af denne Hæklet bog
Jeg kan godt lide formatet af denne hæklet bog fordi det er brudt op i nemme at fordøje kapitler, der hver funktion 4 – 6 hæklede mønstre for en bestemt del af hjemmet.
Bogen ikke begynder med den klassiske hæklet mønster bog intro kapitlet. Det starter med en inderlig og dejlig introduktion fra Sarah om, hvorfor hun faldt i kærlighed med bedstemor firkanter. Så får i information om materialer, grundlæggende masker, etc.. Dette afsnit indeholder let at følge tegninger til folk, som har brug for et genopfriskningskursus på denne del. Og en sjov twist er, at den indeholder nogle små tips fra Sarah, som hun lader os vide, at hun altid gemmer garnet bold band og lidt af garnet fra et projekt at have en nem registrering af, hvad hun har arbejdet på og med. There’s an appropriate specific section on making granny squares and a section on reading charts and patterns. Really nice intro for beginners.
Then we get into the crochet patterns, which are divided into products for the living room, kitchen, dining, room, bedroom and the bathroom and laundry. Each chapter starts with a description of what you’ll find in the chapter and why it’s awesome. Hvert mønster indbefatter:
- Item Name. A simple name that tells you exactly what you’re making, Ligesom “square cushion”. I appreciate this because it means you can easily pick what you want to make from the table of contents.
- Item description. A fun few sentences explaining what you’re making and how to put some twists on it to make it cool.
- Yarn required. We’re told generally what yarn would work (eksempel: worsted yarn in three colors) as well as specifically what yarn was used in each product featured in the pattern’s photos.
- Crochet hook and other notions needed.
- Færdige produkt målinger. I did notice that there was no gauge information in the patterns, which I thought was interesting. Maybe it’s not so necessary when working a granny? For at være ærlig, I’m not sure since I rarely check gauge when working. (Jeg kender, Jeg kender …)
- Multiple photos.
- Række efter række instrukser. Easy to follow, very clear, printed in a manner that’s easy on the eyes.
- Efterbehandling instrukser.
- Stitch pattern diagram.
- Sarah’s color commentary. This is a great addition to the book. Sarah uses a casual but instructive voice to explain her color choices and make other color suggestions.
My Favorites from this Crochet Book
It’s tough for me to choose favorites from this book, but if I had to pick my top three, I’d go with:
1. Ottoman Slipcover
2. Grocer’s Tote
3. Bold Bedroom Cushion
What I Love About This Book
My very favorite thing about this crochet book is the great creative patterns. But a close second is the photography in this book. Amazing bold colors are well-depicted throughout the book and there are some cute styling ideas. Even some of the small photos, like the step-by-step photos at the beginning on how to make a granny square, have neat backgrounds that make the book more fun.
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Følg resten af denne blog Tour
Du kan lære meget mere om denne store hæklet bog ved at følge resten af bloggen tour. Det startede i går på Sarahs egen blog og fortsætter videre gennem 8 oktober. Turen bør omfatte flere foræring, Q&Som og andre gode ting og funktioner nogle af mine personlige favorit hæklet blogs:
- September 28: Strik Strik Gurl
- September 29: Underground Crafter
- September 30: Sikringsanlæg hækling
- Oktober 1: Hæklet Mama Blog
- Oktober 3: Crafty Pod
- Oktober 4: Linda gjort
- Oktober 5: Cute Hæklet Chat
- Oktober 6: Hæklet Liberation Front
- Oktober 7: Create Loves
- Oktober 8: Whip Up
You can also get blog tour updates on Twitter by following publisher F+W Crafts (@fwcrafts) and author @sarah_london.
Granny Square Love Giveaway!
You can easily enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. The winner will receive one copy of this great crochet book. Due to shipping costs, entries are limited to U.S. addresses only. This giveaway will remain open until Saturday, October 1st at midnight EST and I will announce the winner on the blog on Monday, Oktober 3. Held og lykke!