This weekend Interweave Crochet is kicking off a celebration for the new Unexpected Afghans: Innovative Crochet Designs with Traditional Techniques!
I am so excited that I can finally tell you about this design. I loved every minute of this design.
Okay, let’s start with the photo, because that’s what y’all want, right? Here you go! Here’s my design, Amada Baby Blanket:
I started this design with the idea of making lace in a worsted weight yarn. When I got the call for this book, I knew I had to send it in. The swatch was done in the same yarn as the final project (so happy for that!) and it’s Universal Yarns Cotton Supreme. If you haven’t used this yarn, seriously, pick some up. It’s so smooth and silky and has incredible drape.
Robyn was fantastic to work with and she picked a stunning color for the final project. I loved the bright pink. It gives it such a pop and a flair. However, any color you work this blanket in will be stunning (and change the look significantly).
Don’t let the lace fool you into thinking it’s a hard pattern. It’s not. It’s a simple four row repeat that’s super easy to memorize. Because it’s in a worsted weight yarn, it goes super fast. It really is a great way to introduce yourself to lace crocheting.
And it’s not just for babies! This blanket turned out a bit big for a baby blanket, 39″ square. So it’s perfect for draping over a favorite chair and using to cover your lap or shoulders. I originally pictured this as a porch blanket, perfect on a porch swing on a cool spring evening.
I do hope you’ll check out this book. Not just because I’m in it. But because it is so full of great designs from great designers. I have so many of these patterns marked to make at some point. There is some top notch work in here. Designs that are far from the typical patterns found in afghan books.
Now, if you’re interested in winning an e-book version, just respond here by 11:59pm Eastern Time on July 4th with your name and an answer to this question: What’s your favorite technique for afghans/blankets?. Are you the big and lacy type? Simple and traditional? Motif? Back and forth?
Also, check out the rest of the celebration at the links below! I hear that there will be giveaways there, too!
Robyn Chachula Crochet By Faye
Dora Ohrenstein Crochet Insider Newsletter
Ellen Gormley Go Crochet
Carol Ventura Tapestry Crochet
Linda Permann Lindamade
Diane Halpern Three Rivers Crochet
Drew Emborsky The Crochet Dude
Annette Petavy Annette Petavy Design
Jill Wright Wool Crafting
Simona Merchant-Dest Stylish Knits
Doris Chan Everyday Crochet
Edie Eckman Edie Eckman
Mary Beth Temple Addicted to Alpaca
Kristin Omdahl Styled By Kristin
Marty Miller Not Your Grannys Crochet
Annie Modesitt Modeknit
Megan Granholm Loop de doo
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