Afghans and Blankets

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift, a cherished heirloom, or a simple pattern to crochet, afghans and blankets are a great place to start!

Seedling Blanket

Seedling Blanket

Go There Now There’s just something sweet about creating a handmade gift for baby. This blanket combines a light and airy shell with a solid wavy edge. Designer Dana Bincer Yarn HiKoo Simplicity Yarn (distributed by Skacel) (55% merino superwash, 28% acrylic, 17% nylon; 117 yd [107 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #040 green apple, 7 skeins. Hooks U.S. size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet…

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The Crochet Afghan Love of My Life

“If you love it so much, why don’t you just marry it!” How many of you heard those words when you were a kid? I remember the humorous taunt being applied to everything from ice cream to books. I may not have appreciated the sentiment at the time, but as Valentine’s Day approaches, I wouldn’t…

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Crochet in Designer’s Homes

When I visit a fellow crocheter’s home, I am on the lookout for how they highlight crochet in their home. Are there crochet afghans on the couch or a crochet pillow propped in a chair? Will you find a crochet trivet in the kitchen or an adorable kitten doorstop in the bedroom? What would crocheters…

Winter's Eye Crochet Afghan Pattern

Winter’s Eye Afghan

Go There Now This afghan captures the eye of the storm and harnesses it in a spectacular afghan to keep you warm on the coldest days. Two shapes of motifs—octagons and squares—are joined to create this gorgeous afghan. DESIGNER Lisa Naskrent FINISHED SIZE 45″ square. YARN Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool; 220 yd [200 m]/3½ oz [100 g]; ): #1913 jet…

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My Favorite Crochet Afghans

Do you have a favorite crochet book? Maybe it’s the beautiful images that draw you back again and again, daydreaming about the gorgeous projects you have envisioned. Perhaps you placed every pattern in its pages on your queue, or you have a few projects you have made over and over again for yourself and as…

Squared Up Pillow

Squared Up Pillow

Go There Now Colorful squares are arranged to playfully disrupt an adherence to symmetry. The flip side, worked in tidy stripes, buttons on for an easy quick change. A reverse single crochet edging gives shape to the pillow. DESIGNER Marla O’Keefe FINISHED SIZE 18″ square. YARN Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool; 220 yd [200 m]/3½ oz [100 g]; ): #910A…

Hearthside Tunisian Throw

Hearthside Tunisian Throw

Go There Now Worked in an easy slip-stitch Tunisian pattern, this throw has an interesting pattern whichever side is on display. The edging is worked in wrapped single crochets that give a corded appearance similar to reverse single crochet, but worked right to left. DESIGNER Darla Fanton FINISHED SIZE About 42″ wide and 58″ long. YARN Berroco Vintage (52% acrylic,…

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Ohm Throw

Go There Now Calm is at the core of this throw: from intent to creation to use, it invites you to wrap yourself in “aah . . . ohm.” The three-count cadence of the mesh gives way to the more mindful focus of the creation of the Ohm symbol. DESIGNER Karen Glasgow-Follett FINISHED SIZE 44″…

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Back to School with Caron’s World’s Biggest Stocking Project

The prospect of going back to school fills some children with excitement, while others feel a sense of dread as their summer vacation comes to an end. But for many kids, education isn’t even an option. It’s a sad thing to think about, but an unfortunate reality that runs rampant throughout the country. Thousands of…

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Granny Squares Galore

If your office is anything like mine, things are pretty slow right now. People are off for the holidays, and almost every cube is deserted. With all my coworkers gone and many tasks put on hold, this seems like a great time to get into some crochet.     For inspiration, I turned to Tracy…