Friday, February 5, 2010

More Crochet Book news- SALE

I just got an email from Annie's Attic with a list of books that are on sale for THIS WEEKEND ONLY! This is one of them - and that's my afghan on the cover! It's a fun one to make, and you'll learn how to do all sorts of post stitch patterns - most of which I made up! I love designing my own pattern stitches, and this afghan is one of my favorites because of that. It's living on my couch in the family room, right in front of the fireplace. So when it's cold outside, I can sit in front of the fire, wrap up in the afghan, and crochet away!

This next afghan is in another book that's on sale at Annie's Attic. The book is called 50 Sensational Crochet Afghans & Throws. This afghan is also worked in post stitches, in an irregular basketweave pattern. And this afghan is living on my couch in the living room!

This third afghan is from the book Chain Free Crochet Made Easy. This book has lots of patterns, all using types of Foundation Stitches instead of Foundation Chains. This afghan of mine is a Rectangular Granny afghan, and I didn't start it with the usual foundation chain. It's one of a couple of patterns of mine in this book. And it's on sale at Annie's Attic also.

So if you like these afghans, or any of the other ones in the books, now is the time to order them!


April said...

Nice afghans...the colorful expanse of wonderful crochet looks very good and bright and could be even used as bed covers.

heritage patchwork

Karen M said...

I have the book and would like to make the afghan but the book does not have the directions for the "dc eyelet" Foundation stitch. How can I get the directions to begin the afghan?

Marty Miller said...

You're right - they left that part out. The way to make the dc eyelet is:
Double crochet eyelet (dc eyelet): Ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook. Repeat as many times as stated.
For this particular afghan, you make 3 dc eyelets.

If you have the new special issue of Crochet Today - All Time Best Blankets - my All Angles Afghan has some Granny Rectangles in it, and they have a good diagram of the stitch.

Hope this helps!

Karen M said...

Thank you for your help and your quick response!