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I have a special treat for you today! Carol from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs has donated a copy of her gorgeous Howling Wolf Afghan Pattern to be given away to one of my readers!
[disclaimer]I received a copy of this pattern to review from Shady Lane Crochet Designs. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.[/disclaimer]
Title: Howling Wolf Afghan Pattern Review
Author: Carol Hegar
Howling Wolf Afghan Pattern Review
This beautiful design is much easier to crochet than you would think and with Carol’s helpful step-by-step video tutorial you will be able to master the technique easily.
The Native American themed sections of the afghan are crocheted with an easy-to-learn method where you work only one color at a time, using a dropped double crochet stitch technique. Instead of trying to juggle more than one color of yarn at a time for each row you work, this technique allows you to crochet your stitches into the remaining front loop of a stitch 2 rows prior and add a different color simply! This means you only work with a single color of yarn for each row you are working!
Native American Designs
This technique works really well for geometric designs and you can see other examples of Carol’s available patterns for Native American designs, hearts, diamonds, teddy bears, choo-choo trains, kitty cats and castles on her website.
Navajo Style Crochet Patterns
She also has a great selection of geometric and Navajo Style crochet patterns for potholders, dishcloths, table runners, place-mats, afghans, pillows, hats and totes. Other crochet pattern designs available on her site include doll clothes, tops, vests, baby clothes, baby cocoons, ponchos and shawls.
U.S. Crochet Terms
The pattern is written out in full, in U.S. crochet terminology. For instructions which are being repeated a certain number of times, an “X” has been used to indicate “times”. For example, if you need to repeat something 9 times the instructions will be (sc, dc) 9X. Another way of writing this (in an expanded form) would be *1 sc in the next stitch, 1 dc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** nine times.
Crochet Chart is Included
A handy chart is included for those who prefer working from a chart method.
Only simple stitches are used to make the Afghan, so I feel a determined beginner would be able to make this project. You will need to understand where to find the front loops and back loops of your stitches, single crochet, double crochet and slip stitches.
No Ends to Weave in!
The project is worked on one side of the fabric only, which means you do not turn your work. But, don’t panic! There are no ends to sew in! The side edges are tied to create small tassels and then trimmed to the same length. The bottom and top edges of the Afghan do not have fringe or tassels.
Yarn Used for the Pattern
The yarn used to crochet the sample pattern was I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby. You will need approximately 9 oz of dark blue, 35 oz light blue, 2 oz white, 11 oz medium blue, 4 oz mango (orange) and 3 oz of forest green. A size 4 mm (G) crochet hook was used. The finished afghan measures 45 inches by 59 inches.
This lovely Howling Wolf Afghan pattern 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 $7.95 USD. If you would like to get your own copy today, you can use this coupon to receive 15% off: OOMB and the coupon works for all the patterns on her site!
Would you like to win a PDF copy of the Howling Wolf Afghan Pattern?
Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win!
This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law. Void in Quebec.
Start Date: November 29, 2018; 12:00 am ET
End Date: December 6, 2018, 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 Howling Wolf Afghan Pattern, 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
Please note: refunds will not be given for incorrectly applied, or the failure to remember to apply the coupon code before purchase. Please double check and message us if you have questions about using the coupon code. We are happy to help resolve issues that arise before you complete a purchase! Thank you for your understanding, Rhondda
I’d like to thank Carol Hegar for providing me with the review copy of the Howling Wolf Afghan Pattern and for the giveaway copy for my readers!
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