150 Blocks to Knit and Crochet

150 Blocks to Knit and Crochet : The Anything-but-the-Square Collection

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Afghan squares have delighted knitters and crocheters for decades, with bright colours, endless design possibilities, and ease of stitching. This book gives stitchers a world of new shapes and possibilities - from simple hearts and flowers to swirls, shells, and snowflakes. Over 150 unique block shapes are beautifully presented in a tempting directory of different shapes, motifs and textures. You will even find pretty little joining blocks and edging ideas. At the back of the book are the patterns - and charts - for the motifs. Plus, each motif comes with a mix-and-match suggestion for how the new block shapes might be combined.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 222 x 222 x 12mm | 486g
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 250 Illustrations, color
  • 1844486184
  • 9781844486182
  • 66,913

Table of contents

Prelims

Introduction

Motif directory

Crochet patterns

Knit patterns

Projects

Techniques

Index and credits
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Review quote

October 2015

This book is a must for anyone who knits and crochets Blocks are shown in all formats, squares, circles, stars, triangles and shells that can be put together to make blankets, clothes, cushion covers and the list goes on. Search Press shows again its expertise in publishing crafts books and have collaborated brilliantly with the author, a professional in the wool craft. The first part immediately engages with the reader giving them an instant reference to the shapes so that the required pattern detail is quickly found with details of its instructions, charts and with suggestions. It is important to read all the pages concerned with projects and techniques towards the back for Heather Londinsky here, writes of the importance of techniques such as tension, yarn, how to read charts and how to join all the blocks together. As in all crafts it is essential to practise. * Yorkshire Gazette & Herald *
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About Heather Lodinsky

Heather Lodinsky has been a professional knit and crochet designer for over 15 years. Her designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knitter's, Creative Knitting, KnitScene, Family Circle Knitting, CastOn, along with other knitting/crochet magazines. She is the designer of the popular "Central Park Hoodie" cardigan for the Interweave pattern store and was a designer included in the "Great American Afghan" by Knitter's Magazine. Heather is a freelance designer for major yarn companies (Lion Brand and Coats & Clark). She also teaches classes three times a week at a local yarn shop in Buffalo, New York, where she resides with her husband and two daughters.
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