Afghan squares have delighted knitters and crocheters for decades, with bright colours, endless design possibilities, and ease of stitching. This book gives stitchers a world of new shapes and possibilities - from simple hearts and flowers to swirls, shells, and snowflakes. Over 150 unique block shapes are beautifully presented in a tempting directory of different shapes, motifs and textures. You will even find pretty little joining blocks and edging ideas. At the back of the book are the patterns - and charts - for the motifs. Plus, each motif comes with a mix-and-match suggestion for how the new block shapes might be combined.
Heather Lodinsky has been a professional knit and crochet designer for over 15 years. Her designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knitter's, Creative Knitting, KnitScene, Family Circle Knitting, CastOn, along with other knitting/crochet magazines. She is the designer of the popular "Central Park Hoodie" cardigan for the Interweave pattern store and was a designer included in the "Great American Afghan" by Knitter's Magazine. Heather is a freelance designer for major yarn companies (Lion Brand and Coats & Clark). She also teaches classes three times a week at a local yarn shop in Buffalo, New York, where she resides with her husband and two daughters.
Prelims Introduction Motif directory Crochet patterns Knit patterns Projects Techniques Index and credits