By Leonie Morgan
Using patchwork as her inspiration, this is a brand new, specially designed crochet block collection from the wonderfully talented Leonie Morgan. In these 49 patterns, Leonie explores visual illusion, contrast in light and shade, and beautiful geometry with designs such as Flying Geese, Hourglass, Tumbling Blocks and Log Cabin – and all of them can be put together into larger designs. Whether you are building up patterns with leftover yarn or setting out with a specific color scheme in mind, this is a wonderfully creative process of creating a larger design from lots of smaller units.
There are four beautiful projects to make: a shoulder bag, a baby blanket, a geometric cushion and a beautiful lap blanket. A useful crochet techniques section describes the various stitches used, notes on colorwork and reading patterns and charts, and there is also advice on assembling the blocks and edging them. And, once you’ve got to grips with all of this, you can use the lovely blocks as inspiration to create your own lovely, crocheted block pieces.