Amanda's bold and inspiring use of colour and pattern gives stunning results that are deceptively easy to achieve. This colourful book contains illustrated block-by-block guides to creating ten stunning blankets, with colour variations providing twenty further creations. Each of the ten blankets is constructed from a series of simple motifs, including squares, hexagons and triangles: creating a large and sumptuous blanket is simply a matter of piecing together simple, colourful motifs into wonderful arrangements. This book is for crocheters ready to move on from the basic granny square and looking for a range of motifs in different shapes and sizes that can be joined together to create sophisticated finished pieces. The book begins with some basic instruction on yarns and hooks, how to join motifs and sew in ends, but instruction on how to crochet, as this is t a beginner's book. For each blanket there is an index of motifs used, accompanied by the instructions for how to make them: both in written form and as a chart. Also provided are the various 'fillers', designed to fill the little gaps between the motifs in the finished blanket or throw. Each project has a full colour chart, and takes the reader block by block through the entire construction process.
Amanda Perkins designs and crochets her own blankets, shawls and scarves, and her patterns can be found on Etsy and Ravelry. She has her own blog: amandascrochetblog.blogspot.co.uk, and she regularly self-publishes her designs, which she sells via her website and at shows and exhibitions throughout the UK. Until mid-2015, Amanda ran the Natural Dye Studio from her home in Exmoor, North Devon.