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!
AMAZON US: http://amzn.to/1ulcsuB
AMAZON UK: http://amzn.to/1vdf9Qb
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.
AMAZON US: http://amzn.to/1ulcsuB
AMAZON UK: http://amzn.to/1vdf9Qb
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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THIS WOULD BE A NICE BOOK TO HAVE. I LOVE MAKING ALL KINDS OF ITEMS WITH YARN AND COTTON. I WOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE SO MANY ITEMS WITH THIS BOOK
very nice thought and I really like this concept and very appreciated 🙂
+ hope to win
Thank you for hosting a great giveaway! Just a note… having twitter second on things to do to enter cuts many people out if they don’t have a twitter account. 😉
Thanks again and you are one of my favorite go to places for the best patterns! Thanks for being so generous with them. 🙂
The twitter one is optional though, and only worth 1 entry vs the email’s 10 entries. I mainly include the twitter to encourage people to share – otherwise people tend to keep the news of giveaways to themselves. 😉
Thanks so much Stephanie!
I share my patterns with friends that don’t have a computer. The ladies at church loves the new patterns!
I’m a newbie to crochet. This book looks like a fun way to get going.
I think you’re what’s known as an ‘enabler’! 😉 This looks beautiful and I’ve put it on my Amazon wish list so I shall be getting a copy from you, or a copy from hubby for Christmas 😀
Yes all crocket books should be on a spiral binding! This book looks awesome! Thank you for the giveaway and for all your awesome patters and tutorials. 🙂
Looks like an awesome book–I chose the middle option on the voting, but hate that it makes me feel guilty as it reads negatively like I don’t “respect” the granny squares. I am rather fond of them, but my dislike for weaving in ends and changing colors means that I save them for specific projects and don’t “love” them. 🙂
No worries, it’s just for fun! 😉
What a great book! Who wouldn’t LOVE to win it? And I sooo agree with you, spiral binding is the only way to go!
Ohh what a lovely book. I just love granny squares in every form 🙂
I never win anything so would love to win this xxx
Great, now I really want this book! 😀 I can already imagine a plaid without two grannies being the same…
If I don’t win… I already know what to put on my christmas wishlist 😛
A wonderful book for a square a day blanket,a lovely project for 2015.
This would be a great book for me! I do square exchanges every month with people from all over the world. I would love to learn new patterns from this book. Exciting! 🙂 Thanks!
Can’t believe this awesome book, thanks for the opportunity!
I am excited by this I was taught to crochet when I was 5 and I learned by making granny squares.
i’m old fashioned this is a great book for me to learn a new square
Thank you so much for the opportunity! And thank you for making it open World wide!
I can’t begin to thank you enough for sponsoring such a cool book I AM a self-taught crocheter who took until the age of 50 to finally get it right and I would enjoy this book tremendously I have six grandchildren and I am disabled so I am at home and have lots of time to crochet and learn new patterns and new stitches something like this would be a godsend for me
I got hooked on crocheting after a wonderful lady taught me to crochet granny squares.
This book is priceless! Every Granny Square lover should have one.
So please, can I have this one??
i love to crochet grannys 🙂
Would love to win this book 😉
Oh what a lovely giveaway! Here’s hoping (is difficult to knit and crochet with fingers crossed!)
Amazing giveawaayyy !! Thanks!!
But how if we shared in twitter and our privacy setting just our followers can see? 🙁
I’ll email you if it’s an issue! 🙂
Would love this book, love to make granny square afgans, made a butteerfly one, a hello kitty one, a priate one, a teddy bear one and others also, thanks for tnis
Great opportunity to get this book!
I know the basics of granny squares but would love to have a book like this with more modern color combinations/patterns. Because we travel a lot granny squares are a perfect way to crochet on the road. No large Afghan to try to maneuver in the passenger seat.
Is s great book, I love crochet and I like to play around with the colour full yarn..crochet is
Part of my life and I am so happy to see every of my completed project
Would LOVE to win the BOOK!
What a wonderful giveaway! 🙂
The book looks lovely as do the patterns… Love the colour coded pages…
I almost never enter giveaways, but I love grannies and I felt tempted to enter this one. Thanks for the chance!
Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous book.
What a brilliant giveaway, I’d love to have this book to work from.
Thank you for so many generous giveaways! 🙂
Thanks for the chance. It looks like a fantastic book.
love to have a book on granny squares!
This book looks AWESOME!!!! I know it and all my yarn could keep me very warm this winter! This Granny loves making squares!!!!!
I love love love Granny Squares! This book would make me smile for miles!
What a beautiful book! What fun it would be to have! Thanks for the give-a-way.
I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A COPY OF THIS BOOK. LOOKS GREAT! 🙂
This book seems wonderful =)
Thanks a bunch for this giveaway, I am learning crochet since a little while, I would love to learn more with this book.
Thank you for the opportunity to enter this drawing! I have done a lot of your patterns and love them all 🙂 This book would be a wonderful addition and would be useful in teaching my granddaughters.
Thank you for hosting the giveaway and the chance to win this great book, it looks amazing!
Keeping fingers and toes crossed :o)
Een schitterende give away met een prachtig boek! Een boek waarin ik heel wat inspiratie kan opdoen om schitterende creaties te maken. Laten we hopen 😉
Alvast bedankt !
I would love to win this book. Thank you!
This looks super awesome! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂
Thank you for the entry for this lovely book leading to many happy hours!
Love, Love; The book Looks Fantastic!! Hoping Lady Luck finds me on this one. Thank You for the chance; and such a Lovely Blog.
I find myself constantly looking online for cute, attractive and new granny squares. I would really enjoy this book. It looks like it has the potential to “solve” my granny square dilemma. Thanks for having the book give away.
This book sounds awesome. I love that all patterns are written. Often patterns I like are in charts and due to my blindness I can’t see those. Written patterns I can scan and….. they will be spoken and… of I go!
Wow….that’s exactly what I need! Thanks for a chance,
I love this book. I love grannies but have never made any. This would give me a great opportunity.
What a fabulous book. My gorgeous grandmother taught me to crochet granny squares when I was about 12 years old. I only rediscovered the joy of them some months ago, at the age of 62. I have since made a bright and colourful hexagon bathmat, a large throw for the couch and am in the process of making a blanket for our campervan. Any free time that I can grab, I sit and crochet. Thanks for making this worldwide. I live in beautiful Australia.
I really like the concept and I will try to win 🙂
We do not often find this kind of crochet book in South Africa. This one would be an absolute asset to any crocheter’s library.
Making Granny Squares gives you the oportunity to make blakets from baby to teens. I use the granny to make blanets to send to charities that have both boys and girls. This book would be a big help to make new and exciting squares.
I answered a “Meh” to the second question only because I love squares for afghans. Clothing? Not so much.
This is such a wonderful give away 🙂 thank you for doing this