Thursday 31 July 2014

500 Crochet Blocks

500 Crochet Blocks by Hannah Elgie and Kath Webber
Published by Search Press
14th February 2013
Hardback Edition
When my bloggy friend Kath over at Inverleith published her crochet compendium I knew I'd have to go and get a copy.  As a newbie(ish) hooker, I'm keen to increase my skills and do more than 'just a granny square'.  Thankfully the lovely people over at Search Press were more than happy to accommodate my request and sent one through post-haste.
There is so much to choose from - obviously as it's titled 500 blocks, not less, not more!  The book is divided into four sections:
  • back and forth
  • round and round
  • colour work
  • shaped motifs
You get clear instructions, in both written and chart format, plus a photo on how to do each square, and here's the clever bit, you get a variation on the same thing too.  At the end of each section, are more variations for you to try.
I decided to attempt the 'evening sunset' square to make a cushion from.  The instructions were easy to follow, and when I did make a mistake, the photo showed me exactly where I had gone wrong.
I've made 9 squares in total and I plan to join them together and then add a simple treble border around to fit the front of the cushion before doing a plain crochet back - sounds straight forward!
If you haven't already got a crochet compendium (I love that word), then I'd definitely recommend getting this book.
G x



  1. This looks like a really nice (and useful) book. The squares you made are lovely and will make a great cushion.
    Marianne x

  2. Fabulous hooking, that book looks lovely! (And I love the word 'compendium' sounds important and seems to ensure that everything is under control. But I do love to overanalyse things...) Chrissie x

  3. Lovely colours and pattern! Looks like a great book ... Bee xx

  4. It sounds like a great book. Your squares are lovely! xx


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