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17 Aug

Preview our upcoming book 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet by Betty Barnden

75 Floral Blocks to Crochet (click on cover to buy)
Beautiful Patterns to Mix and Match for Afghans, Throws, Baby Blankets, and
More
by Betty Barnden

$21.99/$24.99 Can.
144 pages, trade paperback

Bring the beauty of the garden indoors with our upcoming book 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet by Betty Barnden. Due out September 18, 2012, we’re giving our blog readers an exclusive sneak-peek at some of the gorgeous floral block designs that are featured in the book.

Blocks of all shapes and sizes abound: squares, triangles, circles, diamonds, hexagons, and more—all containing beautiful, eye-catching floral themes. Pair traditional blanket squares decorated with petals and rosebud accents with colorful, three-dimensional blocks featuring flowers and leaves that pop, creating interesting textures and details. There’s something here to inspire every crochet fan and is perfect for crocheters on the go. The book also includes written patterns and color charts, a crochet refresher course of basic techniques, and a creative projects section.

View and enjoy our sneak preview below!

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I'm an assistant editor at St. Martin's Press. I caught the crafting bug when I was little and I wouldn't let my parents leave the store without buying me a crafting kit---any crafting kit! I wove baskets, folded origami, made jewelry, and painted glass. I'm an avid, but impatient knitter, so I'm always choosing projects that I can finish over a weekend. I also love to cook and bake. When I'm not working in the office working on craft books, my weekend consists of , well...making something with my hands. I'm usually scouring whatever's fresh at the farmer's market or food co-op, trying out new recipes, and working on my latest craft project.

Tagged with: Afghans, Blocks, crochet, flowers
5 comments on “Preview our upcoming book 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet by Betty Barnden
  1. shirley horrice says:

    i purchased your book i want to make the flower pures cannot
    find the kisslock frames to finish my purse where can they be purchased ?

    • Jasmine Faustino says:

      Hi Shirley,
      You can find kiss lock purse frames on several online retailers, including Etsy.com, Fabric.com, Alibaba.com, or Factoryguy.com. Hope you find what you’re looking for!

  2. Mendy Dain says:

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say superb blog!

  3. Gladys Springer says:

    Love the different squares. Like the purses that was made.

  4. Sandra says:

    I have just bought the new book…and have been crocheting for many years. I am struggling to know what the # means in the directions. Help!!!

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