200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match

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From Art Deco–inspired geometric designs to traditional checkerboard stripes and elaborate motifs, this guide helps crafters rediscover crochet with more than 200 fabulous block patterns. Employing traditional styles and contemporary colors, crocheted blocks inspire crafters to create a dynamic palette of color, pattern, and texture by mixing, matching, and combining. Step-by-step instructions accompany each pattern, along with stunning photographs that encourage crocheters to explore a range of color combinations and coordinates. A directory of blocks is cross-referenced with symbols that describe the techniques used and the degree of difficulty, and each pattern is designed so that finished blocks are the same size when they are worked in yarn of the same weight. A useful refresher course of crochet stitches and techniques is included, as are patterns for edgings and instructions on making fringes to finish off afghans in style.

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Jan Eaton is a professional needlecraft and textile designer who owns Tom Pudding Designs, a company that produces her exclusive range of cross-stitch and needlepoint chart packs. She is the author of The Creative Guide to Cross Stitch Embroidery and Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches.

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"A must have for your crochet library." - Eva Owsian, BellaOnline

"An ideal reference for groups who are getting together to crochet squares...There are great photographs of all 200 blocks." - Knitting News

"Get rid of 'crocheter’s block' with this brand new sampler of fast, fun and fabulous designs...this book is a must!" - Country Afghans

"I'm a huge fan of this book. It's simply brilliant... Get this book and put it on your shelf." - Crochetme.com

"The inspiration in this book is overwhelming (in a good way!)...You won't ever run out of ideas." - Better Homes and Gardens Simply Creative Crochet

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