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With a wide variety of styles ranging from the traditional to completely new designs, 500 Crochet Blocks is a remarkable reference for any crocheter. This compendium includes patterns for the beginner as well as the advanced crocheter. Divided into eight chapters for easy reference, each pattern has clear step-bystep instructions and a color photograph. Each featured block includes four easily achieved variations that will lead to stunning results. These blocks can be mixed and matched to suit any style with thousands of options and possible combinations! Crochet blocks are a perfect carry-along project, allowing the crocheter ease of portability that is t possible with many other projects. Grab the book, some yarn, and a hook, and you are ready to go! You won't even need a ruler. The size of this book, 6-inches (15-cm) square, is the size of each completed block when made using the suggested yarn weight and hook size. The individual squares can be sewn or crocheted together to create beautiful blankets and afghans. You will also be shown how to create projects such as scarves, purses, shawls, rugs, and placemats, just to name a few. Try these patterns using crochet cotton and a steel hook and you will have squares to embellish just about anything. The project possibilities are endless. 500 Crochet Blocks will provide hours of creative exploration. The beautifully designed book and the range of patterns included will make this book a treasured companion for any crocheter. It includes: * 100 crochet patterns plus 400 variations on the crochet blocks including crochet in the round, adding textures, crocheting back and forth, and going beyond the square. * Essential advice on tools and techniques. * Full-color photography throughout. * Inspiration on how to use your blocks for the home, in garments, and in accessories.
Hannah Elgie has been crafting since she was a small child, taught by her wonderful Mama. After moving to Essex with her husband Joe, Hannah made many crafty friends and her business, Make, Do & Mend was born. Teaching knitting, crochet, sewing techniques, feltmaking, and pottery painting initially, Make, Do & Mend quickly outgrew its tiny shop and moved to larger premises. By the time Make, Do & Mend celebrated its first birthday, Hannah had published her crochet patterns in national craft magazines, appeared on BBC Radio countless times and filmed for Channel 4's SuperScrimpers. Since then, Hannah has been asked to teach workshops with Twisted Thread at several National craft shows in the UK. Hannah is now immersed in the world of crochet, producing giant crochet hooks for those who dare to hook it large. Kath Webber is an experienced journalist and blogger with a confirmed addiction to crochet. She has worked on a variety of magazines and styled for clients including Habitat, Laura Ashley, Jack Wills, The White Company, and Hush. Kath now teaches crochet at Make, Do & Mend in Chelmsford, Essex, publishes crochet and knitting patterns on her blog and on Ravelry, and regularly writes her craft blog, Inverleith, which details her crafty endeavours in crochet, knitting, baking, and sewing, including crocheted blankets, coasters, scarves, hats, baby clothes, and dresses.