The Granny Square Book

The Granny Square Book

Timeless Techniques and Fresh Ideas for Crocheting Square by Square

Format: Spiral, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781589236387
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Granny squares are to crochet what pieced squares are to quilting. They originated with pioneer women using up precious scraps of yarn to make blankets for their families, and over the years, many recognized, named patterns have been handed down from one generation to the next. Beyond this treasury of 75 different granny square motifs, Margaret Hubert shows the evolution of the granny square, how it can be used and interpreted in different ways with different yarns, and how today's crocheter can design her own projects using the granny squares of her choice with the yarn choices of today. Just as Margaret learned from her grandmother and mother and then passed the skill down to her daughter and granddaughter, each generation finds new uses and artistic ways to interpret granny squares.

Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet--Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, and Runway Crochet. She has enjoyed a lifelong career designing both crochet and knit patterns for yarn companies and book and magazine publishers.

Hubert also teaches at yarn shops, retreats, and national gatherings, and rarely misses a national conference in the needle arts field. A world traveler, Hubert pays close attention to the fashions in Europe and spots trends as they hit New York. In 2012, in fitting tribute to Hubert's lifelong work as a needle art designer, the Crochet Guild of America inducted her into their Jean Leinhauser Crochet Hall of Fame. Her websites include:

Format: Spiral, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781589236387
Illustrations: 250
Size: 9.25 in x 8.75 in / 235 mm x 222 mm


Crochet Basics

Hooks and Other Notions

General Techniques

Granny Square Techniques

Details and Finishing

Granny Square Patterns

Seventy-five Squares

Designing with Granny Squares

Start Small

Graph It Out

Butterfly Garden Two-Way Shawl

Popcorns and Lace Shawl

Holiday Vest

Yoga Tunic and Mat Carrier

Popcorn Flower Cardigan

Fiesta Bag

Pendant Earrings

Bright Colors Backpack

Tween Hooded Vest

Toddler Pullover and Hat

Baby Sweater and Hat

Jeannine Square Blanket

Pillows with Panache

Tuscan Tile Afghan


Stained Glass Afghan

Flower Garden Throw

Lily Pond Afghan

Straw Hat Topper


"Longtime crocheter and designer Hubert explores granny squares--those classic square crocheted motifs--in this collection of patterns. A full-color photo of each square is included, as well as written and charted instructions for crocheting the square. Crocheters can mix and match their favorite granny squares or follow one of the variety of included patterns. It's not easy to make garments and accessories featuring granny squares look fresh and contemporary, but several of Hubert's creations are quite fashionable. Crocheters looking to move beyond basic granny squares, as well as new crocheters drawn to these traditional motifs, will enjoy this collection." - Library Journal

"This is a great 2011 crochet book to add to your granny square library. It includes crochet patterns for seventy five different crochet squares including the classic granny square and many of its variations." - Kathryn Vercillo, Crochet

October 10, 2012
Margaret Hubert, author of "The Granny Square Book," "The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet," and "The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting," will be appearing at two upcoming events. Read More.
November 8, 2011
The Hartford Knitting Examiner calls The Granny Square Book a "book about timeless techniques and fresh ideas for crocheting square by square." Read More.