Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Blog Tour: Granny Square Love by Sarah London

Book Title: Granny Square Love
Author: Sarah London
Craft: Crochet (Granny Squares)
Patterns: 25 (With a bonus pattern available online)
ISBN: 978-1-4403-1294-6
Approx. Retail Price: $22.99 (USD) /$23.99 Canada

Granny squares are making a comeback!  You can find them in traditional, modern, classic, cottage, country, and eclectic decors now.  These aren't the hideous grannies of the '70s, although I do find a certain retro charm in their kitschiness.  These grannies are fresh, vibrant, wonderful accent pieces that are a welcome addition to any home!

In Granny Square Love, Sarah London masterfully demonstrates the functionality and beauty of these crocheted accents, breathing new life into a fun item of yesteryear.  Her use of color and updated styling further displays the versatility of the modern granny square, providing the crocheter with inspiration and a renewed love for these cute crochets.

Yarn requirements, hook size, notions, and size measurements can all be found easily on the first page of the pattern.  Each pattern in clearly written out.  The patterns also include crochet charts for those who prefer them to written instructions or for those who like to supplement their written instructions with a stitch diagram.  Clearly and beautifully photographed projects highlight each pattern.  At the conclusion of  each pattern, the reader will come across Sarah London's "Color Commentary" which describes the colors used for the project and the reason(s) behind it.

Included in this book are the following patterns (by chapter):
The Living Room
  • Square Cushion
  • Giant Floor Cushion
  • Lampshade Cover
  • Ottoman Slip Cover
  • Sofa Blanket
  • Christmas Stocking
The Kitchen
  • Stool Cover
  • Apron Pocket
  • Dishcloth
  • Pot Holder
  • Grocer's Tote
The Dining Room
  • Tablecloth Trim
  • Placemat
  • Napkin Holder
  • Tea Cozy
  • Garland
The Bedroom
  • Headboard
  • Bedsheet Trim
  • Bedroom Blanket
  • Hot Water Bottle Cover
  • Bold Bedroom Cushion
The Bathroom and Laundry
  • Coat Hangers
  • Curtain
  • Bath Mat
  • Towel Trim

For a limited time only, my readers can take advantage of a $10 OFF PROMO!  Just visit the Martha Pullen Online Store and use Promo Code: GRANNYTOUR to get $10 OFF the original retail price!  You'll get the book for just $12.99!  This offer is good through Oct. 8, 2011, 11:59p EST, in US Dollars for items that are in stock only.  

Be sure to pop on over to Twitter and give Sarah London a follow!  And pop on over to the other blogs in the Granny Square Love Blog Tour to see what they have to say about the book!

Granny Square Love by Sarah London blog tour schedule

September 26 Sarah London’s Blog
September 27 Crochet Concupiscence
September 28 Knit Purl Gurl
September 29 Underground Crafter
September 30 Interlocking Crochet
October 3 Crafty Pod
October 4 Lindamade
October 7 Create Loves
October 8 Whip Up

F & W Media sent KnitPurlGurl a FREE review copy of Granny Square Love.  KnitPurlGurl was not compensated for the preceding post.  All opinions expressed in the review are those of the blog author's and do not necessarily reflect those of F & W Media or Sarah London.  Individual results may vary.


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