Crochet Pattern PDFs

Peanut Butter Pattern, $6.50

Circles Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Stellar Beret Pattern, $5.00

Raindrops Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Artichoke Hat Pattern, $5.00

Lace Slouch Hat Pattern, $5.00

Starry Night Cardi Pattern, $6.50

Pebble Hat Pattern, $5.00

Petal Beret Pattern, $5.00

Covered Hangers Pattern, $5.00

Diamond Lace Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Blackberry Beret Pattern, $5.00

Cotton Candy Cowl Pattern, $5.00

Simple Hat Pattern, 4 Sizes, $5.00

Cables + Lace Scarf Pattern, $5.00
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Unexpected Afghans Celebration Weekend

If you love to crochet blankets and are seeking new inspiration, you’re in for a treat. Designer and author extraordinaire, plus personal friend Robyn Chachula compiled a wonderful collection of nearly 30 designs from all of your hooky favorites. Unexpected Afghans: Innovative Crochet Designs with Traditional Techniques is divided into chapters by technique, and each one opens with a pillow–the perfect way to practice a swatch of a new-to-you skill without committing to an entire spread. Robyn designed all of the pillows and then whispered inspiration into the ears of other designers for the rest.

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My contribution is the Dots and Poppies Baby Blanket, worked in wonderfully soft organic cotton from Blue Sky Alpacas. I’d actually probably work this one in a bulky if I wasn’t using the original yarn, because it is so fluffy and soft, and most worsteds wouldn’t behave the same way….so keep that in mind if you make it! There are a lot. of. ends. to weave in on this afghan, so just accept that before you begin. The cool thing, though, is you basically make all of the different motifs exactly the same way, it’s just the color changes that make them into flowers or dots. And, they are join as you go!  This is a great car project and I actually did most of it while riding back from TNNA in Long Beach a couple of Januaries ago.

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Here are Robyn and I at her book signing in the Interweave Booth at TNNA last weekend. We always have a lot of fun and laughs at the shows. I got to see a lot of the afghans in the book and I must say I am especially impressed with the Tunisian and Lace designs.

Interweave is giving away one E-book copy of Unexpected Afghans! To enter to win it, answer the following question by Friday, July  6th at noon MST.

What do you love most about crocheting blankets?

  • I've only made one so far, but I love seeing it in use - The feeling that you can keep someone warm and cozy by the work of your hands is a really special one. There are certainly more blankets in my future, and I have had my eye on this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  • Kathy

    The best part about crocheting blankets is when the recipient falls in love with it when you give it to them. It makes it all worth it.

  • KathyBKnits1

    I love crocheting afghans because I give each one to someone very special.  It's a way to show our love to our family and friends.  I have given each of my grandchildren crocheted afghans, and it's like giving them a very special hug from Grandma.  They know they are very loved.

  • Helene Molter

    Linda - Crocheted afghan's are like a hug from their creator to the person wrapped up in the blanket.  We have afghan's that were made by my husband's grandmother that we tell the kids are hugs from her to them.  There is usually a story with the afghans too. It's a great way to pass down our family history.

  • Carmen

    What I love is that everyone can use an afghan.  Not everyone wants scarves, doilies or other items that I make. And it's so easy to customize to the recipient.

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