12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge – Year In Review

9 Jan

My 2015 “12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge” is finished! Let’s revisit the year’s afghan projects.


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Finished December Afghan – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

31 Dec

My December afghan is finished! I am so excited to be finished with the challenge!
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Finished March Afghan – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

2 Apr

I have finished my March Afghan! The design is inspired by vintage hexagon flower quilts. Instead of hexagons, I used flat circles, made on my Addi Express Professional Knitting Machine.

Making Flat Circles from Addi Knitting Machine into an Afghan
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12 Afghans in 12 Months Challenge – January – Choosing Yarn

7 Jan

This year, I have challenged myself to make 12 Afghans in 12 Months! Crazy, yes… but hopefully not impossible. 🙂 Check out my yarn selection in this video!

Happy Yarning! 🙂

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12 Dec

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This code is good on any physical (not an ebook) book, but I always use these types of coupons on knitting and crochet books. 🙂 You can never have too many! It was so hard to choose just 10 to feature in this post. If it’s a book about yarn, it is almost always a good book. 😀

Customer Top-Rated Knitting and Crochet Books:

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I learned to crochet at 7 years old with this book. It is one of the clearest learn-to-crochet books I have ever seen.

What is your favorite / most helpful knitting or crochet book?

Happy Yarning! 🙂

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Beautiful Crochet Afghan Block – Free Pattern

6 Oct

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I found this amazing afghan block pattern and envisioned several possible projects that could be made from this pattern. I love the use of color, shape, and texture in this unique motif.

This pattern uses fingering yarn, but you could use worsted weight for a bigger motif for a blanket or pillow.

Worked in worsted weight cotton yarn, this would also be a beautiful trivet for your kitchen. Afghan flower block__small2

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to see the free crochet pattern.