Book Giveaway: Granny Squares

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Perfect for beginners, Granny Squares (Guild of Master Craftsman, 2013) can provide you the foundation for many different projects. Starting with the basic crochet techniques, this book will then walk you through the granny square, circle, and hexagon which can be used to create an infinite amount of designs. These are quick to make and are great for those who are on the go!

Granny Squares also features 20 inspiring projects with full color images of each. Any skill level will appreciate making covers for your stool, notebook, seat, and cushion. You can also enjoy other crafts for your home such as blankets, light shades, bath mats, and coasters. Begin with a granny shape and make something for your friends and family!

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline-11:59 P.M., October 10 and you could take home a copy of Granny Squares. A winner will be chosen at random and announced via email the week of October 14.

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Comments (56)

bboxlady writes: Crochet has been my opportunity to make friends. I was taught to single crochet by a total stranger in a doctor's office almost thirty five years ago. Since then, I have had the chance to teach over one hundred people for the promise of teaching someone else.

As an assistant instructor at a small NY college, I use public transportation a lot and grannies are easy to work on while I ride.

Love your site!
Posted: 11:17 pm on October 30th
nelly717 writes: I have taught myself to crochet and I love it. Its the only thing that completely clears my mind and I truly think of nothing else but what I am working on. It helps me unwind at the end of the day.
Posted: 9:26 pm on October 19th
Terri69 writes: It's been a lot of years since learning how to make these, I'm 58 now. 1st thing I made was a hot pink 2 foot by 2 foot qranny in rug yarn for my 1st daughter for her nursery. Now she is wanting to learn how to make these to do the same for her 6 month old daughter. I'm hoping to win this book to give to her.
Posted: 9:47 pm on October 10th
sewold writes: I remember my grandma making grannie squares afghans. I wish I had her to teach me how! Maybe I can learn from a book. I'm a clumsy crocheter.
Posted: 11:00 am on October 10th
user-779992 writes: I taught myself to crochet back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, enjoyed how much quicker it was than knitting, and then I discovered granny squares. Bliss. When I had my children, they became my little models for all things granny. Despite this, I never tire of learning new ways with this magnificent old crochet technique. The book looks positively yummy (a word only other crochet fanatics will understand in this context), and since purchasing it is not in my budget, winning it would be...scrumptious!
Posted: 7:35 am on October 10th
Toni778 writes: I just learned to make granny squares! I would love to learn new projects I could make with them.
Posted: 7:55 pm on October 8th
annina_ch writes: long time since I did some crochet, maybe the book is the right inspiration.
Posted: 8:27 am on October 8th
jeannie86 writes: I would love this book: I've loved grannies since my mom made me one to take to college years ago! It's my turn to make one.
Posted: 8:14 am on October 8th
Kavithu writes: Wow! I've been waiting for something like this. I'm really crazy about crocheting though I'm only a beginner. I wish I could get that book so that I could learn to make granny squares and other techniques. It would be great if I could get it as I had learnt crocheting on my own and this book would help me a lot to learn various things that I might not know. I would be very lucky if I could earn this book. :)
Thanks for this chance to earn the book :)
Posted: 11:35 am on October 7th
Munchie66 writes: I would love to win this book, I can do very basic crochet and would love to master more difficult techniques to share with my daughters and nieces.
Posted: 10:52 am on October 7th
cdap6284 writes: My mother made this lovely quilt in 1961 and it still looks beautiful. I cherish all the love she put into it. I miss her dearly.
Posted: 10:36 pm on October 6th
Frugal_MN writes: I have two granny square afghans my grandmother made in the 60's. I'd like to make a more updated one. Have hook, have yarn, need book.
Posted: 7:22 pm on October 6th
Bettique writes: I´m new to the wonderful world of crochet and I´d love to win this book in order to learn more. It looks great!
Posted: 8:32 am on October 6th
squirrel_ee writes: This looks so cool. I love granny squares, but have not really
mastered them....perhaps this will help me to understand what I am doing wrong since mine are always a bit lop-sided.
Posted: 12:50 am on October 6th
ldmg writes: I am re-learning crochet after 30 or so years. A book like this would be so useful.
Posted: 11:28 pm on October 5th
pattipat writes: I haven't crocheted in years and could use the refresher!
Posted: 10:39 pm on October 5th
BryceConnors writes: Love the colors in the blanket on the cover!
Posted: 8:17 pm on October 5th
auschick writes: this looks cute!
Posted: 8:07 pm on October 5th
theeema writes: I love to crochet and always looking for new ideas. This book looks amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!
Posted: 4:02 pm on October 5th
Corbettgal writes: I need a refresher and my daughter in law would love to learn.
Posted: 12:30 pm on October 5th
pamlicolady writes: Would love to win this book! LOVE Granny Squares!!!
Posted: 10:54 am on October 5th
user-518987 writes: I can't knit well at all so I'm hoping the crochet will be easier? That's the plan!
Posted: 10:42 am on October 5th
bakingmomma writes: This would be so wonderful to win! I can crochet but haven't done so for years. It's time to start!
Posted: 11:56 pm on October 4th
DolphinDeb writes: I am a Newbie to crochet and I love the afghan on the front cover. The bright colors remind you of the colors of the rainbow. I would love to win this book and learn various other patterns, techniques that there is to learn to crocheting. Thank you for having this give away, very nice of you to do this. Now if I can have a lot of good luck & win the drawing that would even be better! lol.
Posted: 9:52 pm on October 4th
cmct writes: Looks like such fun.
Posted: 9:04 pm on October 4th
user-350690 writes: I am ready to graduate to the next easy step in crocheting a project. This book looks like one that would be easy for me to follow the directions. I am looking forward to try it.
Posted: 9:00 pm on October 4th
jfs55trs writes: I am a beginner that has fallen in love with crochet and yarn. I would love this.
Posted: 7:43 pm on October 4th
CraftingGal writes: Granny squares would be a great way to use my stash! Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 7:23 pm on October 4th
PureDeCoreli writes: Oh I LOVE granny squares! Such a fun way to stash bust too!
Posted: 6:57 pm on October 4th
Cynpurple writes: This is on my wishlist!! Would love to win!
Posted: 6:03 pm on October 4th
honeybun31 writes: Love grannies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 5:34 pm on October 4th
PoorPurl writes: Who wouldn't want a book on Granny Squares?
Posted: 5:27 pm on October 4th
JosieCL writes: I would LOVE to win this! I am a beginner crocheter, and I am still working on getting my tension for the granny square ... rather tight :/
Posted: 4:36 pm on October 4th
caitb33 writes: I'm trying to learn to crochet. We were cleaning my parents attic and found some of the things my mom had crocheted. I've always wanted to make her an afghan and feature her beautiful & sentimental pieces.
Posted: 4:21 pm on October 4th
2370 writes: Would love to win this book! I love to crochet.
Posted: 2:57 pm on October 4th
fluffypechey writes: Oh a Granny Square book for a Granny (hopefully) x
Posted: 1:26 pm on October 4th
NancyCdls writes: Oh, even the cover of the book makes me drool! Some books are like displays of art, and seems like this will be one of them. I've been furiously knitting for the past 15 years, but just picked up crocheting again (I learned to crochet when I was 8, but really haven't done it since then). I had seen an crocheted blanket advertisment in a british textile magazine last year, then saw a phenomenal crochete blanket in a thrift shop, and I had an AHA! moment. So, I started up crochet again, and have already made a lap blanket for a friend out of sock yarn - I got so many compliments on it. Who knew that something so simple could be so rewarding!! I'll be looking for this book now in stores also!
Posted: 12:55 pm on October 4th
tessvowels writes: I love Granny Squares!!! Have picked up crochet again after 40 yrs & am enjoying making all kinds of Granny Squares... even a giant one for my bed!!! This book would be something to give me more ideas & encourage me to try new ones!! ☺
~Tess
Posted: 12:35 pm on October 4th
cllcraft writes: Oooh, this looks like a great book! Would love to add this to my stash!
Posted: 12:33 pm on October 4th
thesewbox writes: Love granny squares! Can do so much with them and so many styles. Love to win this book.
Posted: 12:30 pm on October 4th
cinreth writes: I've crocheted for years, but never granny squares. I'd love to make some granny square blankets for the holidays and for baby gifts...
Posted: 12:19 pm on October 4th
Naturechilde writes: I can't crochet a straight line but I sure can do a granny square. They are awesome.
Posted: 12:10 pm on October 4th
DaisyM writes: Oh that looks fun. I would love to learn how to make the granny squares.
Posted: 12:03 pm on October 4th
christaj3 writes: I love to crochet- and I would love to win this book! Thanks!
Posted: 12:03 pm on October 4th
pbrown9808 writes: Newbie to quilting..Tried once on my own. I didn't have a good outcome. I think a book would help.
Posted: 12:01 pm on October 4th
Monkeygurrl writes: I can knit. I can even crochet an edging, if necessary. But one thing that has continued to elude me is the "building block of fashion", granny squares. And it just kills me, because I love the way they look!!
Posted: 11:59 am on October 4th
Mimi310 writes: Would love to add this book to my library. Thanks for the give away.
Posted: 11:58 am on October 4th
edeloof writes: Granny squares are so much fun! I would love to win this book.
Posted: 11:56 am on October 4th
aneva writes: as a young girl...my mama taught me the talents of a domestic housewife... sewing, cleaning, cooking and crochet. unfortunately, throughout the years of marriage and children, my crochet skills are buried somewhere in my memory. the old adage of 'use it or lose it' is SOOOO true! not that i am retired, i am returning to my love of handiwork, and would absolutely love to begin crochet with this book. THANK YOU for this Opportunity! :D <3 <3
Posted: 11:56 am on October 4th
tomsmama2 writes: How fun would this be?! Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 11:51 am on October 4th
MamaChamp writes: This book is on my wish list! I love super colorful crochet and this would be a great early birthday gift! :)
Posted: 11:42 am on October 4th
Bur300 writes: Would love to win this book--love to crochet! Thanks for the chance..
Posted: 11:42 am on October 4th
animegirlie writes: Oh YEAH! I LOVE Granny Squares!
Posted: 11:31 am on October 4th
scull writes: I've been crocheting for about 25 years but only recent;y started doing grannies. they are quite a lot of fun!
Posted: 10:36 am on October 4th
ShiningStar writes: I like to crochet. It's fast and the results are pretty.
Posted: 2:55 am on October 4th
TawnyBee writes: Oh my gosh! I'm a total beginner crocheter so reading that this book is for beginners too makes me smile. I love granny squares too. :)
Posted: 8:05 pm on October 3rd
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