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Title: Honoring Our Veterans
Author: Carolyn Pfeifer (with 1 bonus design by Linda Daley)
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2014
Photographer: Ken West
Honoring Our Veterans – Review
Choose from 13-crochet designs to make patriotic throws and lap robes for Veterans and Active Members of the Armed Forces and their families. Each of these patterns has been designed using yarns made in America (Red Heart Super Saver® and Red Heart With Love®) and the throws are crocheted in patriotic colors, or camouflage prints.
Also included is a section explaining How You Can Help our Veterans – topics touched on include Community Outreach and National Programs such as Soldiers’ Angels.
Bonus Technique Video Instructions are available for these patterns. Each time you see the ‘camera’ icon and orange text written throughout Honoring our Veterans there is a video available for assistance.
Written instructions have been provided in U.S. Crochet Terminology and are color coordinated: blue font for the throws and pink font for the lap robes. The instructions written in black font apply to both sizes.
Patterns included in this publication are:
- American Hero – EASY – 5.5 mm hook – Red Heart Super Saver®
- American Inspiration – EASY – 5.5 mm hook – Red Heart With Love®
- Badge of Courage – EASY – 5.5 mm hook – Red Heart With Love®
- Camouflage – EASY – 5.5 mm hook – Red Heart Super Saver®
- Desert Ripples – EASY – 5.5 mm hook – Red Heart Super Saver®
- Dress Blues – EASY – 5.5 mm hook – Red Heart Super Saver®
- Earth & Sky – EASY – 5.5 mm hook – Red Heart Super Saver®
- Stars & Stripes – EASY – 5.5 mm hook – Red Heart With Love®
- Independence Day – EASY – 5.5 mm hook – Red Heart With Love®
- Gratitude – EASY – 5.5 mm hook – Red Heart With Love®
- Pink Camo – EASY – 5.5 mm hook – Red Heart Super Saver®
- Platoon – EASY – 5.5 mm hook – Red Heart Super Saver®
- Urban Camo – EASY – 5.5 mm hook – Red Heart Super Saver®
Color coded placement diagrams have been included for assembling any throws or lap robes which are created using different sized blocks. Diagrams have also been included for the patterns requiring assembly with different shaped blocks.
The General Instructions section is included at the very end of the publication and includes abbreviations, symbols and terms used and written instructions with diagrams for the following basic techniques used to create the projects:
- joining with a sc
- joining with a dc
- back ridge
- back or front loop only
- free loops
- post stitch
- changing colors
The specific Yarn Information, including the colors used to create each sample project shown in Honoring Our Veterans, is located on page 48.
There are many reasons to love Honoring our Veterans – it is filled with patriotic blankets perfect for veterans and the men and women who serve, as well as, their families.
It also has a number of designs perfect for anyone looking for a more masculine style blanket – the stitches used in American Inspiration, Badge Of Courage, Dress Blues, Earth & Sky, Gratitude, Platoon and Urban Camo could easily be crocheted in different colors for gifts and charitable donations – who people and organizations who are asking for blankets for Men and Boys.
From Honoring Our Veterans, my favorite Patriotic Blanket is American Hero and my favorite Camouflage Blankets are Badge of Courage and Earth & Sky.
Would you like to win a eBook copy Honoring Our Veterans ?
Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win!
This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law.
Start Date: February 2, 2016; 12:00 am ET
End Date: February 9, 2016, 11:59 pm ET
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I’d like to thank Leisure Arts, Inc. for providing me with the review copy of Honoring Our Veterans and for the giveaway copy for my readers!