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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 30 April 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219255
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 222x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £10.99
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Block by Block Crochet

£10.99

Quilt-inspired patchwork blocks to mix and match by Leonie Morgan

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Book Description

This striking collection of colourful crocheted blocks is inspired by patchwork quilt block designs. The inspiration comes directly from the tradition of piecing together scraps of fabric and it also stems from the characteristics and stitches of crocheted pieces.

There are 49 fabulous blocks to make, which echo their stitched counterparts with names such as Flying Geese, Hourglass, Tumbling Blocks and Log Cabin and all of them can be put together into larger designs. Whether you are building up patterns with leftover yarn or setting out with a specific colour scheme in mind, this is a wonderfully creative process of creating a larger design from lots of smaller units.

There are four beautiful projects to make: a shoulder bag, a baby blanket, a geometric cushion and a beautiful lap blanket. A useful crochet techniques section describes the various stitches used, notes on colourwork and reading patterns and charts, and there is also advice on assembling the blocks and edging them. And, once you've got to grips with all of this, you can use the lovely blocks as inspiration to create your own lovely crocheted block pieces.

Table of Contents

The Blocks:
Basic block 6, Circles and quarters 8, Dainty diamonds 10, Dainty diamonds half motif 12, Diamond squared 14, Equilateral triangle 16, Flying geese 18, Half square triangle 20, Hourglass 22, Isosceles triangle 24, Isosceles triangle half motif 26, Log cabin 28, Maypole 30, Mitred 32, Tumbling blocks 34, Rainbow mitre 36, Big star 38, Block of four 42, Corner star 44, Disappearing nine square 48, Fading arrows 50, Flock of birds 52, Honeycomb 54, Nine square 56, Paper-pieced hexie 58, Swiss 60, Arrows 62, Colourwheel 64, Cottage 66, Four square 68, Half square triangle in rows 70, Half and halved again 72, Hot and cold 74, Jelly stripes 76, Mirror 78, Neat stripes 80, Steps 82, Tribal 84, Lazy log cabin 88, Half honeycomb 90, Duck and ducklings 92, Disappearing nine patches 94, Bordered half square triangle 98, Block in a block 100, Three in a row 102, Ribbons 104, Plus 106, Pinwheel 108, Two in a row 112

Projects:
Boho hobo bag 114, Stellar nursery blanket 115, This way up cushion 116, Ups and downs blanket 118

Materials and notions 120
Starting and finishing 121
Basic stitches 122
Simple stitch variations 123
Special stitches 123
Colourwork 124
Reading patterns and charts 124
Tension and blocking 126
Joining and edging 127

UK/US terminology 128
Index 128

About the Author

About Leonie Morgan

Leonie Morgan is a freelance crochet designer who runs her own craft business, WoolnHook. A self-taught crocheter with a love of colour and design, she is the author of Block by Block CrochetBeautiful Blankets, Afghans and Throws, 100 Bright & Colourful Granny Squares to Mix and Match, 100 Colourful Ripples to Crochet and 75 Colourful Hexagons to Crochet. Leonie lives in Wales, UK, where she spends her time walking in the mountains and playing with wool. She blogs at www.leoniemorgan.com

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Customer Review

I love quilts, but don't sew, but I crochet. This is the nearest I have come to achieving that. The designs are lovely. The beginning of the book helps you understand the process. My daughter loves them all, I might have my work planned for a little while. 


Customer Review

This book will enable me to learn how to use multiple colour yarns in the same shapes, adding more interest to the designs. I'm thrilled with my honeycomb! Having both the written and picture diagram patterns helps too and each are clearly presented.


Customer Review

Great book, patterns are just like cloth patchwork. 


Machine Knitting Monthly

This striking collection is inspired by patchwork quilt block designs. Whether you're building up patterns with leftover yarn or working to a colour scheme, these 49 blocks can all be put together to make larger designs.


Amazon Customer Review

There are a lot of great blocks in this book, a few squared circles and some bobbles. They are mostly made using two stitches which makes them great for beginners. For the more experienced crocheter, they might be a bit too basic and similar to each other.

I really like the suggested layout plans with each block and there is also a fold out US to UK stitches conversion chart which is really handy when working.

All in all a really nice book, I'll be making a blanket using the cottage pattern for sure.


Customer Review

Fantastic for those that are a little bit more confident with crochet. Set out perfectly with written and chart instructions. Easy to follow.


Inside Crochet

Inspired by multicoloured quilting blocks, Leonie has created 49 crocheted patchwork blocks ideal for building up into treasured projects. Designs range from traditional flying geese and log cabins to stripes, steps and a large selection of colourwork designs. We are particularly love the cute cottage square, based on a classic quilting design. There are also triangles, diamonds and hexagonal blocks, and each pattern is written out and charted. The book finishes with four projects: a boho bag, two blankets and a contemporary and colourful cushion design. 


Customer Review

If you've always wanted to make a patchwork quilt, but your sewing skills aren't up to scratch, try crochet. This book has over fifty patterns, many based on traditional quilt shapes like tumbling blocks and log cabin. Each one has both a chart and written instructions, and some blocks have layout ideas to help you piece together your final design. The four projects included in the book are two blankets, a cushion and a bag. An ideal starting point for creating your own designs.


lazydaisyjones.com

A clever crochet combination of simple stitches and bright colours go to make up a book that should be on every crocheters book shelf. Easy and simple instructions on how to make up squares that fit together to make up glorious colourful and textured crochet items for your home. Cushions blankets or even a tote bag. The blocks are given names just like in traditional quilting, fading arrows or flock of birds anyone? The book has four projects included: a boho bag, two blankets and a contemporary and colourful cushion design.

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