Book Review - 150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Title: 150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks
Author: Sarah Hazell
MSRP: $22.99 USD

Book review by Pia Thadani - Stitches'N'Scraps

Never again struggle to find the perfect crochet block for your project! Whether you're looking for something lacy or solid, chunky or delicate, classic or contemporary, you'll find it in 150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks.

Cover - 150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks

Aside from the blocks themselves, my favorite part of this book is the way it is organized.The squares (and one rectangle too!) are all laid out in the beginning of the book, with different background colors corresponding to 8 categories: Traditional, Textures, Lace & Mesh, Shape Changers (so fun!), Crosses, Colorwork, Flowers, and Special Techniques. The backgrounds match color coded tabs on the edges of the page, so you can easily flip to the pattern section you are looking for.

Color coded sections

The pattern for each square is presented in both written and charted formats. If you're new to reading crochet charts, check out the reference section at the back of the book. It has an easy to understand and very detailed explanation of chart symbols and how to read them.

Pages 102-103

Because of the way these are sorted, the squares within each category have a similar feel to them and go well together. Combining squares from a single category will give your project a coordinated look. For a bolder or more graphic look, with contrasting textures and techniques, try combining squares from different categories.

Pages 12-13

So about that project - need some ideas? The book has 5 great projects you can make too! Use the recommended blocks, or choose different ones. What will you make?

Projects Section

Enter to win your own copy of 150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks! This prize is generously provided by the publisher, St Martin's Griffin. To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid, US or Canadian shipping address. The winner will be contacted by email, and must reply to that email and provide the shipping address within 1 week in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not reply within 1 week, a new winner will be selected.

The giveaway ends on November 30th. Hurry and enter below! 

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Disclaimer: A free review copy of 150 All-Time Favorite Crochet Blocks was provided by St Martin's Griffin. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review.  My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. All images of copyrighted material are used with permission.

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