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.

Seaside Throw – Interweave Crochet Magazine Spring 2009

I have a design in the Spring 09 issue of Interweave Crochet. It is the Seaside Throw.

I imagined this crochet throw as perfect for chilly days at the beach house. It reminds me of sand, ocean, starfish, netting and rope. Six separate pentagon-shaped motifs are joined together with wedge-shaped inserts to form a pentagon-shaped throw. The throw is edged with a crochet edging that resembles rope.

Seaside Throw Afghan Crochet Pattern – $7.50

Seaside Throw Afghan Crochet Pattern – $7.50

Seaside Throw Afghan Crochet Pattern

Crochet Afghan PDF Pattern #TICha002/09/r


This innovative throw uses Tunisian slant stitch to make sturdy star-shaped motifs and triangular inserts. The starfish are caught in a netting of Tunisian double crochet and bordered in a rope-like stitch. Two sizes of crochet hooks balance the dense interior and looser netting for a light throw with drape.






About 57″ in diameter.


Lion Brand Cotton Ease (50% cotton, 50% acrylic; 207 yd [188 m]/3 1⁄2 oz [100 g]; ): #125 hazelnut (A), 3 skeins; #099 almond (B), 2 skeins; #110 lake (C), 3 skeins; #186 maize (D), 1 skein.
Yarn Weight: #4 – Medium


13 sts and 13 rows = 4″ in Tsls on Tunisian hook.


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


Yarn needle

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Interweave Crochet Spring 2009

If you are like me, you are waiting for the preview of the Spring 09 issue of Interweave Crochet to appear soon.  In the meantime, I can show you the cover of the new issue.

Interweave Crochet Spring 2009
Interweave Crochet Spring 2009

You can preorder your copy now here.  Also, check out this important announcement on the preorder page under the “Projects” section:

  • Seaside Throw (Rhonda Davis) – Tunisian crochet lap blanket evokes starfish, sand, and sea.

Yes, I’m in this issue and I’m excited for you all to see my project!