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Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes [Spiral-bound]

Edie Eckman
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Book Description

July 30 2008
There's a lot to love about the classic square crochet motif. But if it's hip to make squares, imagine the excitement of making circles, stars, triangles, and hexagons. Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs introduces crocheters to more than 150 designs of every size and shape. Full-color photographs capture the intricate details and color work of each motif, and clear step-by-step instructions are presented in both text and visual formats. With its unexpected range of shapes, designs, and color ideas, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs will keep enthusiasts happy for a very long time!

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“Once you pick up a copy of Edie Eckman’s “Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs”…you may never what to put your crochet book down again, at least not until you’ve created one of the 144 fun-to-make colorful squares, rectangles, circles, hexagons and stars featured in the spiral-bound book.” –Detroit News

 

From the Back Cover

Create crochet magic.

All the things you love about granny squares are also true of crocheted circles, triangles, hexagons, and stars. Motifs of any shape are fun, creative, addictive, and a perfect way to use up small bits of yarn.

Play with colors and shapes. Refine your hooking skills. Sew your tiny masterpieces into trendy wearables and soft home goods. Piece dozens together to make blankets, wraps, and tote bags. These 144 motifs will go wherever your imagination leads.




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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for the avid hooker! July 16 2010
By Jan B
Format:Spiral-bound
The cover caught my eye with its incredible colours and textures, and I couldn't pass it up! I've been carrying it in my yarnbag all summer and showing it to every yarncrafter I know. There are so many cool motifs to play with to construct blankets or even just yarnbomb the town in. It's spiral-bound so it lays flat while you read and stitch, the patterns are written out in easy, common terms as well as graphic chart, and the pictures are in gorgeous, full colour. There are patterns for all skill levels here, though none of them look too daunting if you are familiar with the basic stitches. This cover alone, worthy of hours of admiration, makes me smile every time I look at it. I highly recommend this book to my fellow hookers!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars projects patterns Feb. 13 2012
By minchi
Format:Spiral-bound
This book is a very good book for beginners. Good illustrations,good explanations.With 150 motifs that can be used for afgans, throw and alike.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good ideas Feb. 27 2009
Format:Spiral-bound
This crochet book is worth buying it has so many cute patterns in it. It is also very informative. It gives you little tips on most pages to help you on your way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reader from Muscat Oman March 16 2013
By Connie
Format:Kindle Edition
I was pleasantly surprised with the excellent tips and tricks the author gave for making your crochet look perfect. I am a beginner at crochet but found the instructions quite complete and easy to follow. There are 144 motif patterns that can be used to make just about anything you can imagine. Perhaps the only thing I would want in this excellent book is a bit more instruction on how to join the motifs that didn't have straight sides. An example of a blanket or something similar using one or more of the differently-shaped motifs would have been a good way to demonstrate. I would recommend this book to a beginner who wants to practice more than just granny squares. I would also definitely recommend this book to someone who's skill is beyond beginner.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love this book July 15 2014
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
I'm a beginner who learned to crochet by watching youtube vids on granny squares. I was looking for a book with small projects so I could learn how to read patterns and try new techniques. So long as you're patient and pay attention to detail, this book was great for this type of self-teaching, with details written patterns and charts to also follow along with as well. The many different styles and shapes in the book make the learning interesting and many are also quite beautiful. I particularly enjoy the hexagon projects and can't wait to try making an afghan with them! The only critique I have (which is why I didn't give it five stars) is that I didn't find the instructions as easy to follow as I'd like when learning a new stitch. I often referred to a different book with better instructions or watched a video demonstrating that particular stitch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OMG June 18 2014
By Andrea
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
I have most of my patterns on my ipad however i just LOVE this little book..I skim thru it everyday just to get ideas..great to have for anyone's collection.
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