Afghans for the Family

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Afghans for the Family includes 7 crochet blanket patterns that would be perfect for any member of the family.

[disclaimer]I received a copy of this book to review from Leisure Arts. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. This post includes affiliate links. If you purchase this book after you click on one of my affiliate links in the post, I will receive a small commission for referring you, at no additional cost to you.[/disclaimer]

Title: Afghans for the Family Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2018 Photographer: Jason Masters ISBN: 978-1-4647-6718-0

Afghans for the Family

This book includes 7 projects that are perfectly sized for babies, kids and adults.

The patterns include lacy textures, as well as, geometric designs. Most of the designs are listed as Easy Difficulty level. The patterns are written in U.S. Crochet Terminology and if special stitches are used within the design, a written description and diagram of the stitch is provided at the beginning of the pattern. Some of the special stitches that are used to create the designs are:

  • Front Post Double Crochet
  • Back Post Double Crochet
  • Popcorn
  • V-St
  • Picot
  • Long Double Crochet
  • Back Post Single Crochet
  • Front Post Single Crochet
  • Treble Crochet

The Patterns

  • Diamonds Baby Blanket by Cheryl A. Riley | EASY+ | Size: 40.5 inches X 42.5 inches | Light Weight Yarn [3] | 5 mm (H) hook
  • Geometric Diamonds | INTERMEDIATE | Size: 41.5 inches X 56.5 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook
  • Lacy Texture by Barbara Shaffer | EASY | Size: 49 inches X 66.5 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook
  • Shadow Box by Kathleen Garen| EASY | Size: 47 inches X 64 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 4.5 mm (7) hook
  • Royal Mosaic by Margret Willson | EASY | Size: 48 inches X 63.5 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 5.5 mm (I) hook
  • Geometric Squares by Anne Halliday | EASY+ | Size: 44 inches X 65.5 inches | Light Weight Yarn [3] | 4 mm (G) hook
  • Square Gems  | EASY+ | Size: 48 inches X 63 inches | Medium Weight Yarn [4] | 6 mm (J) hook

More images are available here.

Of the included projects in Afghans For the Family, my 2 favorites are the Geometric Squares and the Geometric Diamonds.

Which is your favorite?

The General Instructions can be found on page 29. You will find common crochet abbreviations, symbols, terms and techniques. The following crochet terms are included; most with diagrams.

Crochet Terms:

  • Joining with sc
  • Joining with hdc
  • Joining with dc
  • Back ridge of chains
  • Back & front loops only
  • Free Loops
  • Working in space between stitches
  • Working in front of, around, or behind a stitch
  • Post Stitch
  • Changing Colors
  • Fringe

The Yarn Information is included on page 32.

Yarns Used:

  • Bernat® Softee® Baby™
  • Bernat® Softee® Baby Colors™
  • Bernat® Satin™
  • Red Heart® Super Saver®
  • Lion Brand® New Basic 175
  • Bernat® Li’l Tots™
  • Lion Brand® New Basic 175
  • Patons® Canadiana™
  • Red Heart® Fashion Soft™

I really like the geometric designs included in this afghan collection. Many of these blankets would be great for any gender and age.

Would you like to win an eBook copy of Afghans for the Family?

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Afghans for the family ebook giveaway ends april 11 2020

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  1. I would like to have the book of Kitty Couches Purrfect For Furbabies. Yes, absolutely for my cats 🐱

  2. WOW!!! These are all rated easy or Easy+. Nothing better than making a blanket that looks more complicated than it really is. Simple stitches making beautiful afghans of varying sizes. Thank you for your review.

  3. I would LOVE a review from the Hu.ggable Amigurumi. They look so cute and of course….huggable!!!