Howling Wolf Afghan Pattern Review and Giveaway!

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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]

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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.

Coupon Code

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?

Howling Wolf Afghan Pattern Review and Giveaway at Oombawka Design Crochet

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Start Date: November 29, 2018; 12:00 am 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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  1. I love all of Shady Lane’s patterns, but right now, I think this is my favorite one. Could change my mind, but with our nice weather in December, I’m feeling nature!

  2. Hi Verna 🙂 She has actually designed a new ‘tuck away’ border on her newest patterns that you can ‘hide’ those ends away instead of leaving them as a fringe. I am not a big fan of fringe either and I wouldn’t want to have to weave in that many ends for a project. Have a lovely week! Rhondda

  3. I haven’t seen this before and it’s beautiful, but unfortunately I’m not a huge fan of the fringe. Love not having to flip your work to make the blanket. Thank you for your review.

  4. Love your designs, going to have to add this one to my to do list.

  5. What a beautiful project to make. A definite on my to do list

  6. Looks like a great challenge – for when I get to the next big project! I love all the variety and the piece itself is really great.

  7. Howling Wolf blanket is stunning. I would definitely love to make this one for donation to the Veterans

  8. Hi, I own and have made many of the AT patterns, love the flower set, and would love to try my hand at the bowling wolf afghan, thanks,Mary

  9. Darlene and Holly, yes the Native American Hats are easy to do using the same dropped dc technique. I made a bunch for Christmas gifts for my son, grandson, granddaughters and daugher-in-law. They were fun to do too.

  10. This Howling blanket is stunning. My favorite pattern of the past is the Cheyenne Afghan. The mix of red and pink colours is particularly nice.👍🏻

  11. The Howling Wolf Afghan is awesome!!! But I do love the potholders, hats and Tribal Traditions Poncho & Afghan. Beautiful work!

  12. I love all the Natuve American patterns, especially the Howling Wolf. My husband is Alaskan Native, an Eagle from Wolf House. This pattern would be perfect for him.

  13. I love the Native American Hats. My whole family would love these also. They look very easy to make.

  14. This is gorgeous!!! But My favorite Shady Lane pattern is her native American dishcloths.

  15. Angie C, the thing I find amazing about the Textured Tiles afghan is that it looks SO complicated and hard to do, but it is one of my EASIEST afghan patterns. When you show your friends the afghan they will be amazed at your skills (and have no clue you breezed through it). It’s all due to alternating each row color and the cleverly placed dropped dc stitches.

  16. Yes Mearla, the Native American Afghan and Cocoon DOES use the same technique of a dropped dc st worked in front lp of st 2 rows below to form the design. Just watch the video on my website to see how easy this is to do.

  17. I really like the Native American Afghan and Cocoon and hope that it has the same type of technique for the color changes.

  18. Besides, the Howling Wolf Afghan, I love the Native American Placemats and Table Runners!

  19. The howling Wolf afghan is gorgeous but I also love the Native American Potholders.

  20. The Shady Lane patterns are very different, apart from the Howling Wolf, i really like the potholders and dishclothes

  21. All the 18″doll patterns for clothes. My daughter says she has to have all of them lol

  22. Hi Stef! I added an extra spot in the post where you can click to enter in case you can’t see the Rafflecopter widget that displays at the end of the post. Let me know if that doesn’t work for you 🙂 Thanks! Rhondda