Granny Square Crochet by Catherine Hirst

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Make more than 35 fabulous projects, from quick and easy scarves and mug cosies to blankets and arm warmers. 

Versatile and easy to make, the granny square is the ideal starting point for many people when they first learn to crochet. In Granny Square Crochet, crochet teacher Catherine Hirst presents 35 projects which show how this traditional square can be updated and used in many different ways. The first chapter has over a dozen projects for the home, ranging from a blue-and-white mug cosy which can be made in less than an hour to a stunning bed cover. There are cushion and seat covers to brighten up your living room, plus place mats and a runner for your table. The second chapter has some beautiful accessories, including gloves, a scarf, bags, and even a dog coat to keep your pets warm in winter. The third chapter has a great range of patterns to make as gifts for children and babies, such as blankets, bibs, hats and toys. Each project is graded according to the level of skill required, and there is a comprehensive basic techniques chapter explaining all you need to know.

Contributor Bio(s)

Catherine Hirst was taught crochet at a young age by her grandmother and took to it immediately – she quickly learned to knit and embroider as well, and has been hand-making clothing, accessories and gifts ever since. Her first book, Teeny Tiny Crochet, is also published by CICO Books. The author is based in London, UK.