The generic granny square has been around for ages. In fact, it made its debut in the Victorian era around 1891. And as they say, the rest was history. The granny square has gone on to be a staple in the crochet world as it’s the perfect vehicle to use up scrap yarn while making practical and useable items. But, it doesn’t stop there; many other creative items and granny squares have been made from this humble motif.
The granny square has been the ideal base for many innovative and ingenious creations, especially when it comes to afghans. The fun 3D Granny Squares book features 100 granny square patterns that give each square a beautiful pop-up third-dimensional look.
Inside the 3D Granny Square book you will find patterns for animals, foods, aquatic life, flowers, motifs and so much more. Each square is skillfully crafted so you can turn an ordinary blanket or wearable into a work of art. You’ll also find 10 fun projects that will get you started with the granny squares. Some of these include a Little Llama Bag, Strawberry Towel Topper and Violet Wrist Warmers.
The Granny Squares
- Food & Drink
- Fruits & Vegetables
- Animal Magic
- Wild Beasts
- Under the Sea
First, I have to mention that the font size in the book is quite small. I had to wear reading glasses to see the patterns, but the kids in my family had no problem reading the patterns.
Each of the ten sections features an abundance of delightful patterns that are whimsical, enchanting, eccentric, and eclectic with lots of bright and cheerful colors. There is something for everyone in your family and circle of friends. Each granny square will inspire you to crochet a plethora of projects.
Each granny square pattern features full-color images, clear and easy-to-understand written instructions, and two or more charts to follow. You’ll also see a yarn key in the margin with the name and color number of a specific brand. It’s a DK weight, so you can take the book with you when yarn shopping and try to match colors with brands that are available in your area. The back of the book features a basic stitch tutorial and techniques and some finishing instructions for joining, invisible fastening off, blocking and more.
As a teaser, here are some of the granny squares in this book, daisy, spider, cherry pie, apple, unicorn, crab, orange, sunflower, sheep, reindeer, popcorn and so, so much more. It’s a wonderful book to have in your craft book collection.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.