Thursday, December 10, 2009

Afghans in Crochet Today!

I recently designed two completely different afghans for the January/February issue of Crochet Today! It's finally out on the news stands, and the issue is now on their website. But, I want to show you the pictures of my two afghans - they both were fun to design and crochet.
This is the Big Love afghan.

It consists of hexagons, many hexagons. But - they get connected as they are crocheted. So there's not a lot of finishing. When you're finished with the last hexagon, you're finished. Except for weaving in all the ends. :-)

The other afghan I designed is a baby afghan. What I like about this one - I made it with one skein of Baby Blankie, a new yarn from Red Heart. One skein - only 2 ends to weave in. Oh - I did add a bottom border, so that's 2 more ends. So a total of 4 ends to weave in. The side and top borders are made along with the rest of the afghan. When you're done, you're done. And, did I mention, only 4 ends to weave in? That makes it just about the perfect baby afghan! A friend of mine, another designer (Vashti Braha) called it my "Go To Afghan". And it really is. It doesn't take long to finish so it's a great last-minute present for a shower or a new baby.
Here's the picture:

Of course, it can be worked in other colors, not just pink.
What's great about the Crochet Today web site, if you want to, you can order the magazine, along with the yarn for whatever pattern you choose, right from their site. You don't have to search for the correct yarn - it's right there.