Welcome back Crocheters! This month our friend Carol Hegar from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs has gifted us a copy of her super adorable Choo Choo Train Afghan ePattern. This ePattern will be given away to one of my lucky readers! 🚂
[disclaimer]I received a copy of this pattern to review from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.[/disclaimer]
ePattern: Choo Choo Train Afghan
Designer: Carol Hegar of Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs
Current Price (*subject to change): *$8.95 USD
Choo Choo Train Afghan ePattern
This realistic Choo Choo Train Afghan can be crocheted in 4 different sizes simply by changing the yarn and the hook you use with the pattern.
Afghan Sizes Available
- Baby Size | 45.5 inches X 32 inches | 22 oz baby yarn |3.50 mm (E) hook
- 2 Child Sizes | 50.5 inches X 35.5 inches | 26 oz sport (or baby) yarn | 3.75 mm (F) hook AND 56 inches X 40 inches| 45 oz worsted weight yarn | 4 mm (G) hook
- Adult Size | 64.75 inches X 45.75 inches | 60 oz worsted weight yarn | 5.5 mm (I) hook
The Choo Choo Train Afghan is perfect for any train enthusiast and includes an old fashioned steam engine, coal car, box car, caboose, train signals and train tracks.
The pattern includes instructions written in US Crochet Terms. Optional graphs are provided to illustrate the stitches for those who prefer working from graphs.
Although this adorable Choo Choo Train Afghan looks difficult to make, it is incredibly easy-to-crochet!
The Choo Choo Train Afghan is crocheted using an easy-to-learn technique with only single crochet and double crochet stitches.
You make the single crochet stitches in the back-loop of the stitches and then you will work double crochet stitches in the remaining front loop of a stitch, 2 rows prior in specific places to create the design.
The effect is similar to Mosaic Knitting (or Slip Stitch Knitting) but using crochet stitches instead. This technique is like the one used to create the old-time vintage Native American Navajo Afghans.
Only simple stitches are used to make this afghan, so I feel a determined beginner would be able to master the pattern. You will only need to understand where to find the front loops and back loops of your stitches, single crochet, double crochet and slip stitches. I love how easy this technique makes it to crochet mosaic-style designs.
Carol has prepared a video to help you master the technique too. Watch the video here.
The Choo Choo Train Afghan ePattern is available for purchase from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs. The current price (which is subject to change) at the time of this post being written is $8.95 USD.
If you would like to get your own copy today, you can use this coupon to receive 15% off: OOMB and the coupon can be used on any of the patterns on her site.
If you win the raffle and you have already purchased the booklet, Carol will be happy to substitute another Shady Lane ePattern of your choice from her designs!
If you enjoy using the Mosaic Dropped Double Crochet technique, then I suggest you check out the other patterns available from Carol for Native American designs, hearts, diamonds, teddy bears, choo-choo trains, kitty cats and castles on her website.
Choo Choo Train Afghan ePattern Giveaway
Would you like to win a PDF copy of the Choo Choo Train Afghan ePattern?
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Start Date: March 14, 2020; 12:00 am ET
End Date: March 21, 2020, 11:59 pm ET
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If you are not the lucky winner of the giveaway and you would like to purchase your own copy of the Choo Choo Train Afghan ePattern, you can get it directly from Carol’s site. Be sure to use this coupon code for 15% off (for a limited time!) any of her patterns from her shop! Browse her patterns here. Coupon Code: OOMB
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I’d like to thank Carol Hegar for providing me with the review copy of the Choo Choo Train Afghan ePattern and for the giveaway copy for my readers!
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