Unexpected Afghans: Innovative Crochet Designs with Traditional Techniques

Unexpected Afghans: Innovative Crochet Designs with Traditional Techniques

Robyn Chachula

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 159668299X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Unexpected Afghans presents 29 innovative interpretations of a favorite at-home essential. From best-selling author Robyn Chachula comes an in-depth look into crocheting traditional afghans using contemporary techniques, colors and patterns.

Expert designers including Kristin Omdahl, Kathy Merrick, Kimberly McAlindin, and many more, provide an abundance of fresh patterns and projects that are perfect for new and advanced crocheters as they start out beginner-friendly and become more complex, allowing a crocheter to build skills and confidence. Designers at any level will enjoy:

  • A detailed technique's workshop in every chapter including cables, motifs, color, lace, and Tunisian crochet.
  • Helpful tips from designers for working through each afghan project.
  • Easy-to-follow charts and diagrams.

Along with tons of beautiful afghan projects for all skill levels, you'll find many of your favorite designer's biographies--giving you an exploration into their inspiration.

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need will be waiting for you at the end. It is like magic and only works with an odd number of colors. elan waves pillow Working with multiple colors does not need to be a big hurdle as you develop your crochet skills. Think of it as simply enjoying the colors you have in your yarn stash. Use this pillow pattern to test color combinations that inspire you, such as fall leaves, sunsets, or Turkish tile. Experiment with different combinations and let your imagination run wild. MATERIALS

ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc2tog, sk next ch-2 sp**, dc in next 5 dc; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, dc in next 2 dc and top of t-ch, turn. ROWS 6–53: Rep Rows 2–5, do not turn at end of last row. edging EDGING RND 1: Ch 1, turn work 90 degrees, working in the row ends, work 133 sc evenly spaced down side edge of blanket, 3 sc in corner (first st of foundation ch), turn work 90 degrees, work 109 sc evenly spaced across bottom edge, 3 sc in corner (last st), turn work 90

ending last rep at **, sl st in top of tch to join—168 V-sts. RND 3: Sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * around, working 5 dc in each corner ch-2 sp, sl st in top of t-ch to join. RND 4: Ch 2, dc2tog over next 2 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp, *dc3tog over next 3 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, working dc5tog over 5 dc in each corner, sl st in first dc2tog to join. RND 5: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same st as join, ch 5,

pineapple assumes another aspect, one of breezy, exploded gauge, afghan style. It also makes a sweet lightweight shawl. BY DORIS CHAN MATERIALS Yarn Sportweight (#3 Light). Shown Naturally Caron.com Spa (75% microfiber acrylic, 25% rayon from bamboo; 251 yd [230 m]/3 oz [85 g]): #0010 Stormy Blue, 5 balls. Hook H/8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. Notions Tapestry needle for weaving in ends. GAUGE Rnds 1–2 = 4" (10 cm) in diameter; Rnds 1–4 = 6½" (16.5 cm) as crocheted before

stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yarn over and draw through remaining 4 loops on hook—2 stitches decreased. 2 DOUBLE CROCHET CLUSTER (2DC-CL) [Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yarn over and draw through remaining 3 loops on hook. 3 DOUBLE CROCHET CLUSTER (3DC-CL) [Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and

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