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Crochet Afghan Revival Cover. Leisure Arts. Review by Oombawka Design.

Title: Crochet Afghan Revival
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2019
ISBN: 978-1-4647-7796-7

Crochet Afghan Revival Book Review

There are more than 42 patterns included in Crochet Afghan Revival. 

Some of these afghan designs may even bring back memories for you because they are based on traditional afghans you could have seen in your Mom, or Grandma’s homes. These traditional designs have been revived with today’s yarns and colors.

Along with the wide-range of afghan patterns, there are also a number of crochet pillow patterns in Crochet Afghan Revival. 

Most of the patterns are crocheted with medium weight yarn [4] and are listed as an EASY difficulty level. The patterns are written by a number of well-known Crochet Designers, including Melissa Leapman, Lisa Gentry, Tammy Hildebrand and Sharon Silverman.

Afghan Crochet Patterns

  • Daisy Border by Pat Gibbons. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 45 inches X 62 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 4 mm (G)
  • Autumn Ridge by Sharon Silverman. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 47.5 inches X 60.225 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5 mm (H)
  • Summer Daze by Melissa Leapman. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 47 inches X 62 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • Dandelion Field by Anne Halliday. Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE. Size: 52.5 inches X 68 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5 mm (h)
  • Autumn by Sandy Rideout. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 47.5 inches X 56.5 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 6 mm (J)
  • Blue Heaven by Barbara Shaffer. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 53 inches X 75 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • Attic Windows by Judy Sajewski. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 45 inches X 55 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5 mm (H)
  • Chetwynd Miters by Sharon Silverman. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 42 inches square. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • Embossed Ripple by Marian Meyers. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 45.5 inches X 62 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 6 mm (J)
  • Peppermint Pinwheels by Carole G. Wilder. Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE. Size: 56 inches square. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5 mm (H)
  • Cross Stitch by Tammy Hildebrand. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 46 inches X 62.5 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 6.5 mm (K)
  • Hexcellence by Sarah Anne Phillips. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 52.5 inches X 62.5 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5 mm (H)
  • Shannonbrae by Melissa Leapman. Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE. Size: 50 inches X 60 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • Heritage Swirl by Sharon Silverman. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 48 inches diameter. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • Nordic Snowflake by Melissa Leapman. Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE. Size: 58 inches X 62 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 6 mm (J)
  • Stars & Diamonds by Melissa Leapman. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 43 inches X 47.5 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 4 mm (G)
  • Cables ‘n Ribs Throw by Melissa Leapman. Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE. Size: 48.5 inches X 64.5 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • Striped Splendor by Beverly Mewhorter. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 47.5 inches X 63 inches. Yarn: Bulky Weight [5] Hook: 9 mm (N)
  • Falling Leaves by Annis Clapp. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 43 inches X 58 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • Hearthside Mosaic by Melissa Leapman. Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE. Size: 51 inches X 70 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 6 mm (J)
  • Log Cabin by Lisa Gentry. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 55 inches square. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • Peaceful Piecework by Anne Halliday. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 48 inches X 67 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5 mm (H)
  • Plaid Blossoms by Rena V. Stevens. Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE. Size: 49 inches X 72 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 6 mm (j)
  • Rainbow Wedges by Sharon Silverman. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 62.5 inches diameter. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 6 mm (J)
  • Really Ripples Lap-ghan by Renee D. Chapman. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 30 inches X 42 inches. Yarn: Super Bulky Weight [6] Hook: 9 mm (N)
  • Fall Into Place by Melissa Leapman. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 49.5 inches X 65.5 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • Log Cabin Afghan & Pillow by Jennine DeMoss. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 45 inches X 56 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5 mm (H)
  • Ripple Afghan. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 49 inches X 65 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5 mm (H)
  • Yo-Yo Accent Afghan & Pillow by Mary Beth Temple. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 46 inches X 62 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5 mm (H)
  • Scrappy Rag Afghan & Pillows by Sandy Rideout. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 41.5 inches X 48.5 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 6.5 mm (K)
  • Lacy Strips by Anne Halliday. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 48.5 inches X 63.25 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • Scraps Around by Martha Brooks Stein. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 49 inches X 70 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • Old Glory by Kay Meadors. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 46 inches X 61 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5 mm (H)
  • Shadow Boxes by Eleanor Albano-Miles. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 48.5 inches X 60.5 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 6 mm (J)
  • Enchanted Lace by Anne Halliday. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 49 inches X 66.5 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • Geometric Squares by Anne Halliday. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 44 inches X 65.5 inches. Yarn: Light Weight [3] Hook: 4 mm (G)
  • Ripples by Janet Akins. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 43.75 inches X 62.25 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5 mm (H)
  • Sweet Tangerine by Barbara Shaffer. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 50 inches X 742 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 6 mm (J)
  • Scandinavian by Melissa Leapman. Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE. Size: 53 inches X 54 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • One-of-a-Kind by Anne Halliday. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 56 inches X 74 inches. Yarn: Bulky Weight [5] Hook: 6 mm (J)
  • Triangles by Rena V. Stevens. Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE. Size: 42 inches X 64 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • Gingham Dreams by Donna J. Barranti. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 48 inches X 64.5 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 5 mm (H)
  • Daisy Border by Pat Gibbons. Difficulty: EASY. Size: 45 inches X 62 inches. Yarn: Medium Weight [4] Hook: 4 mm (G)

Crochet Afghan Revival Back Cover

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Each pattern is in American Crochet Terms.  The instructions are written out in full and the stitch counts are provided. Each pattern includes it’s own specific Stitch Guide for special stitches. Placement Diagrams are included for each of the patterns if they are needed. The book is 159-pages in length and each pattern is illustrated with a color image.

General Instructions

Abbreviations, symbols and terms are included on page 154. You will find important information about gauge and crochet terms in this section too. The terms and techniques include written instructions and diagrams (or photographs) to illustrate how to complete the stitches.

Terms and Techniques

  • Joining with sc, hdc, dc
  • Back Ridge
  • Free Loops of a Chain
  • Back or Front Loops Only
  • Post Stitch
  • Changing Color
  • Working in Space Before a Stitch
  • Working in Front of, around, or behind a stitch
  • Reverse Single Crochet
  • Whipstitch
  • Fringe
  • Tassels
  • Fair Isle Technique
  • How to Follow A Chart
  • Mosaic Technique
  • Hiding Yarn Floats

My favorite designs in the book are:

  • Peppermint Pinwheels
  • Embossed Ripple
  • Nordic Snowflake
  • Cables ‘n Ribs Throw
  • Geometric Squares

 

Which design is your favorite? You can see more images here.

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26 Comments

  1. You have to love the classic patterns. I’ve always wanted to do the pinwheel blanket. I’m hoping to have more time in retirement to get some of these done.

  2. I love your reviews–you always include all the information I want in order to decide whether to buy a book. Thank you!

  3. Thanks for the great review! I need to put this book on my wish list!

  4. I love your reviews of books. I will buy the Afghan revival as there are quite a few patterns that I would like to make. Thank you.

  5. I was very excited that I won a copy of this ebook and I have yet to make one of these lovely afghans. I guess its because of the holidays that I have been so busy.

  6. Peppermint Pinwheels looks amazing!!
    I have to have this book 🙂 🙂

  7. Great review I love the peppermint swirls the best, on day hope to make one.lol

  8. Wow….so many patterns. All so pretty. Would love to get the book and have a try at some of them. Several techniques in it too.

  9. This looks like something I absolutly could read. Beautiful patterns.

  10. I might have to buy this book. I had never heard of it until you did the review.

  11. Wow – love the pinwheels! (and the Cables ‘n Ribs) Afghans are the best!

  12. Great review. Looks like an interesting collection of pattrns

  13. Big Book Of Crochet Accessories – 40+ Stylish Hats, Gloves, Scarves & More! would be agood choice for your next review!

  14. What a great review! This book is full of stunning afghan patterns and would be a wonderful resource for me. Thank you for having this giveaway!

  15. Oversize sweaters- 6 comfy styles for just hanging out.
    I absolutely am tempted to buy this from your descriptions of the book. You know how to draw in the afghan lovers for them cold winter days and nights!

  16. Thanks for the review. This looks like a fascinating book full of beautiful patterns. It would make a lovely addition to my library.