“Beyond The Square ~ Crochet Motifs” by Edie Eckman. It was published by Storey Publishing in 2008 and is a third printing. The book is a wire spiral bound hard cover measuring 7½ x 9¼ inches with 201 pages and is in excellent gently used condition, it doesn’t appear to have been used much.
Learn to crochet, make a granny square. It’s a simple formula that has held true for decades. Crocheters love granny squares because the technique is simple to learn but the possibilities are endless. Vary the colors. Use the same colors but change their placement. Add unique images. Make the same square over and over but in different sizes. There is much to love about the classic square crochet motif. But if it’s hip to make squares, imagine the coolness quotient of circles, stars, triangles, and hexagons. Beyond-the-Square Crochet Motifs introduces crocheters to more than 150 designs of every size and shape. Full-color photographs capture the intricate details and color work in each motif, and the stitching instructions offer the flexibility of being presented in both text and symbol formats. Each motif can be quickly crocheted and then used as a small embellishment on a larger item or combined with other motifs to create original pieces, from baby blankets to tote bags. Edie Eckman inspires readers to see the world of possibility in each motif. Master the technique, then let the imagination run wild. Motifs give crocheters the freedom to play with shape, color, and texture in patterns that are small and quickly completed. Motifs – each one a tiny work of art – are at once addictive and rewarding. With its unexpected range of shapes, designs, and color ideas, Beyond-the-Square Crochet Motifs will keep enthusiasts happy for a very long time! Embellish your clothing, linens, housewares, and bags with colorful patterns as you put odd yarn leftovers to good use. Step-by-step instructions and color photographs provide the building blocks to limitless possibilities.With its unexpected range of shapes, designs, and color ideas, “Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs” will keep enthusiasts happy for a very long time,This work goes beyond the traditional granny square and introduces crocheters to more than 150 designs of every size and shape. Full-color photographs capture the intricate details and color work in each motif, and the stitching instructions are presented in both text and symbol formats.,When it comes to crochet designs, each intricate, individual part combines to make one stunning whole. Edie Eckman presents crocheters with a creative and unique collection of shapes-including circles, stars, triangles, hexagons, irregular shapes, and, yes, even squares that go way beyond the basic granny square-that can be worked up quickly in solid or mixed colors, and then combined to fashion original items, from bathmats and afghans to trims and embellishments for t-shirts and tote bags.