Congratulations to Elsa Jordan! Thanks to all who entered, and thank you to Interweave for providing a copy of this book for me to giveaway! Get your own copy at these Amazon affiliate links!
And when I say "big"... I mean BIG! Read on to see just how big The Big Book of Granny Squares is.... and enter for your chance to win your own copy right here on Moogly!
The Big Book of Granny Squares is a brand new book by Tracey Lord (NOT Traci Lords, that's a whole different book!). And it's got a whopping 365 different crochet motif patterns! If made in the same yarn, with the same hook, then all the squares in the book should end up the same size. Which means you can mix and match them however you like! Love that!
And while of course you can use any colors you like, it's so fun the way the book is laid out in a rainbow. So if you all you can remember about that square you liked is that it was red... this actually will help you find it in this book!
I also have to mention something that made me SO happy when I got this book - the spiral binding. I really really really wish all crochet pattern books came with a spiral binding! It's so great to have the book just naturally lay flat while crocheting from it, without having to lay something on top and break the binding. Genius! When I open my own publishing house someday, making all pattern books spiral bound is top of the list.
Now all that said, there are a couple of things I'd change about the book if I could. The squares are in written instructions only, with no charts. However, the book is already so big and hefty, I can see why they needed to save on paper! Additionally, there are no stitch counts at the ends of the row/round instructions. Neither of these are deal breakers, but it does mean it helps to be a somewhat experienced crocheter before picking up this book - or a determined and motivated beginner at least.
What The Big Book of Granny Squares does have is 365 very distinctive patterns - some lacy, some solid, and all unique! So you can check it out the following links. Note that it has a slightly different title and cover in the UK! But the same spiral binding and number of pages.
Or you can enter to win your own copy right here on Moogly! Just enter using the Rafflecopter form below (refresh the page if it isn't loading or times out - it takes a minute to load). This giveaway is open worldwide, and the only mandatory entry is to enter your correct email address - it's how I'll be contacting the winner! The other options are... well... optional - for bonus entries only. The Big Book of Granny Squares giveaway on Moogly ends November 25th at 12: 15am Central time.
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