30 April 2021


BC Paperback

222x222 mm



128 pages

Search Press

Block by Block Crochet

by Leonie Morgan

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.

Book 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

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

SEARCH PRESS LIMITED, Wellwood, North Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3DR
Tel: 01892 510850 • Fax: 01892 515903 • Email: sales@searchpress.com• www.searchpress.com