Crocheted Afghans Book Giveaway Recipient!

Announcing Crocheted Afghans Book Giveaway Recipient

Craft Tree: Crocheted AfghansI got back from a mini-vacation just in time to catch this cold weather and a big storm.  The power went out for a while, but thankfully I had firewood and candles.  In spite of all that, I’m feeling refreshed and ready to celebrate NatCroMo.

First, I want to thank everyone who left comments about your favorite yarns to use for crocheting (and knitting) afghans.  I’m excited to have lots of new yarns to test.  And finally I want to announce who is going to receive a copy of Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans:  A collection of 10 of popular crocheted afghans patterns.

randomThe random number generator selected 14.  Congratulations to GAM:

gam“GAM,” I will be contacting you to get your information to mail you the book.  If you read this before then, please send me your info.  Again, CONGRATS! and ENJOY!

Thanks to FW Media for supplying the copy of Crocheted Afghans.

What Is Your Favorite Yarn, Plus Book Giveaway!

Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans:  A collection of 10 of popular crocheted afghans patterns – GIVEAWAY!

Craft Tree: Crochet Afghans

When I crochet blankets, afghans, and throws, I always seem to run back to my old faithful acrylic yarns.  I like them because they are inexpensive and can go in the washer and dryer.

I want to try some new yarns for some upcoming projects, and I want to know what you all are using for your projects.  So tell me what yarns do you all like to use when you make your crochet blankets, afghans, and throws?  I need some new ideas!

I have two designs featured in Interweave’s Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans – Seaside Throw and Mulled Spices Afghan, and I am giving away a copy of this paperback book.  Please leave me a comment and tell me what is your favorite yarn to use to crochet your blankets, afghans, and throws by February 28, 2013.  On March 1, I will use a random number generator to select which commenter will receive the book.

I am excited to see what yarns you all are using so I can get some new choices.

R E M I N D E R:  Leave your comments by February 28, 2013.

 

 

Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans

 

Introducing Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans

A collection of 10 of popular crocheted afghans patterns

Interweave has put together a collection of 10 popular afghans, blankets, and throws called Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans that features the following designs from top crochet designers:

  • Sweet Lorraine Lace Throw
  • Painted Turtle Afghan
  • Dots Blanket
  • Hap Blanket
  • Solas Caomh
  • Marmalade Skies Afghan
  • Magic Carpet Blanket
  • Moorish Mosaic Afghan
  • Seaside Throw
  • Mulled Spices Afghan

Explore a variety of techniques and styles.  Perfect for projects for gifts to give throughout the year.

Megastar Blanket Crochet Pattern – $6.97

Megastar Blanket Crochet Pattern – $6.97

rochet Blanket PDF Pattern #TICha003/10/s


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Six-pointed star blanket uses the Tunisian Slant Stitch and color changes to create wide stripes which meet to form a burst of color that radiates from the center. The stripes are continued in the surrounding border.

TECHNIQUE

Crochet

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

SIZE

Approximately 120″ across from star point to star point (shown on king-sized bed).

MATERIALS

Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn (170 yds/156 m, CYCA #4) 6 skeins of A, B, C, D (24 skeins)

  • Yarn used in sample Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice” (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 170 yds/156 m, CYCA #4 medium, worsted/aran)
    #860-158 Mustard (A) 6 skeins, #860-135 Rust (B) 6 skeins, #860-133 Brick (C) 6 skeins, #860-148 Burgundy Wine (D) 6 skeins

Size M/13, 9.00 mm Tunisian hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Yarn Needle

GAUGE

11 sts and 12 rows = 4”

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New Pattern: Megastar, a Six-Pointed Star Tunisian Crochet Blanket

Megastar Blanket Crochet Pattern

Six-pointed star blanket uses the Tunisian crochet Slant Stitch and color changes to create wide stripes which meet to form a burst of color that radiates from the center. The stripes are continued in the surrounding border.

A few years ago, I was exploring how to create different star and pinwheel shapes using Tunisian Crochet. One of the first motifs I came up with was a five-pointed star shape, which I went on to use in my Seaside Throw Afghan which was published in the Interweave Crochet Summer 2009 issue. The six-pointed star was one of the next incarnations of the Tunisian crochet star motif. I enlarged the small motif into a large star, and sketching and playing with color options brought about the stripes and burst of color from the center of the star.

This afghan is shown on a king-sized bed, but the pattern can easily be adapted to any size just be decreasing the stitch and row count.

Mulled Spices Afghan Crochet Pattern – $7.50

Mulled Spices Afghan Crochet Pattern – $7.50

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Crochet Afghan PDF Pattern #TICha001/08/r

$7.50

Soft, striped, and comfortable, this afghan is made using Tunisian simple stitch for the body and the same stitch as part of an entrelac pattern for the border. Warm colors evoke sitting by a fire in a winter cabin, and versatile colorwork opens up possibilities for any season, decor, or mood.

TECHNIQUE

Crochet

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE

About 46 ½” wide and 54″ long.

YARN

Lion Brand Cotton Ease (50% cotton, 50% acrylic; 207 yd [188 m]/3 Berroco Comfort DK (50% superfine nylon, 50% superfine acrylic; 178 yd [165 m]/ 1 ¾ oz [50 g]; ): #2760 beet root (A), 7 skeins; #2745 filbert (copper, B), 5 skeins; #2762 spruce (C), 4 skeins; #2744 teal (D), 3 skeins.
Yarn: #3 – Light

GAUGE

18 sts and 16 rows = 4″ in Tss with larger Tunisian hook; 3 entrelac squares across and 4 entrelac squares down = 4″ in Tunisian entrelac with smaller hook..

HOOK

Sizes Tunisian K/10 1⁄2 (6.5 mm) and standard H/8 (5 mm). Adjust Tunisian size K/10 ½ (6.5 mm), Tunisian or standard size I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS

Stitch marker (m); yarn needle.

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