Title: 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match
Author: Jan Eaton
Genre: Arts > Crafts > Crochet
From Art Deco-inspired geometric designs to traditional checkerboard stripes and elaborate motifs, this guide helps crafters rediscover crochet with more than 200 fabulous block patterns. Employing traditional styles and contemporary colors, crocheted blocks inspire crafters to create a dynamic palette of color, pattern, and texture by mixing, matching, and combining. Step-by-step instructions accompany each pattern, along with stunning photographs that encourage crocheters to explore a range of color combinations and coordinates. A directory of blocks is cross-referenced with symbols that describe the techniques used and the degree of difficulty, and each pattern is designed so that finished blocks are the same size when they are worked in yarn of the same weight. A useful refresher course of crochet stitches and techniques is included, as are patterns for edgings and instructions on making fringes to finish off afghans in style.
I got this book about 10 years ago. It is my go to book for when I need to crochet some squares (motifs). Every time I make a blanket I use at least 1 square out of this book.
The designs are nice and the directions are pretty much clear to me. Though to a very new crocheter the directions might be a little daunting but I think that is true with any new crocheter. In the back of the books she has information about the techniques she used for the squares in the book, edgings for blankets, colors, and a discussion on how different weight yarns make different sizes.