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Free Downloadable Crochet Pattern for Snowflake Afghan

Here is another adorable and free crochet pattern from Red Heart Yarns. The pattern looks complicated, but once you get the rhythm down, you can move right along and have fun making it.

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Celtic Style Crocheted Afghan

The cooler weather is an exciting time to once again bring out my yarn and crochet hooks. What could be better than making something that keeps you warm while you are working on it?

Here is my last finished piece; a chunky crocheted afghan with crossed cables. I made it a little larger than the instructions so that I can throw it over our queen sized mattress for extra warmth if we need it during these cold winter months. My niece was nabbed as the reluctant model to show off the afghan. She will probably never come to an innocent brunch of mine again. (grin)

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The yarn that I used is from Red Heart and the color is “Dove grey”.  By the way, If you wash the afghan on gentle and use a fabric softener, it really will soften up that inexpensive yarn.

The instructions are from this book at Joanne’s. You can use your coupon on books now, so be sure to check them out.

 

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Click on the photo for a link to Leisure Arts and other crochet books. This one has a ton of cool patterns to follow.

I would love to see your crocheted projects. Put links or pics in the “comments” so that we can share, OK? ❤

S McCall

 

 

 

 

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Free Tutorial on the Ribbed Stitch Crochet Infinity Cowl

I think that it must be the cold weather that has made me pick up a crochet hook after all these years. Or maybe it is all of the gorgeous cowls and scarves that I have been seeing in the stores this season. It could be because my niece asked me to teach her to crochet. Whatever the reason, I have gone completely crochet mad lately.

This duo-toned scarf came out so cute and it was really easy to make. It’s the pattern that I used to teach my novice niece. It is probably one of the easiest beginner patterns to follow.crochet cowl

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