Modern Southwest Afghans You Can Crochet

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Choose from these 6 Modern Southwest Afghans you can crochet! With bold geometric lines, ripples and stripes these southwest afghans are sure to add a dramatic and eye-catching element to your home decor.

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Title: Modern Southwest Afghans
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., March 2018.
ISBN: 978-1-4647-6720-3
Photographer: Jason Masters

Modern Southwest Afghans Review

Modern Southwest Afghans includes 6 great crochet afghan designs. These patterns were created by Designers Anne Halliday, Sandy Rideout, Kathryn Clark, Irma Park and Eleanor Albano-Miles.

I love the bold geometric lines that dominate the designs. My two favorite designs are Bold Stripes and Indian Corn.

Patterns included in this book are:

  • Autumn. Easy. Medium Weight Yarn [4], 6 mm (J) hook. 47.5 inches by 54 inches.
  • Indian Corn. Intermediate. Bulky Weight Yarn [5], 6 mm (J) hook. 49.5 inches by 62.75 inches.
  • Bold Stripes. Easy. Medium Weight Yarn [4], 5 mm (H) hook. 49 inches by 65 inches.
  • Canyon Ripple. Easy. Medium Weight Yarn [4], 6 mm (J) hook. 36 inches by 48 inches.
  • Gold Strike. Easy. Medium Weight Yarn [4], 6 mm (J) hook. 48 inches by 61 inches.
  • Endless River. Easy. Medium Weight Yarn [4], 5 mm (G) hook. 48.5 inches by 60.5 inches.

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These southwest afghans are crocheted in either medium weight [4] or bulky weight [5] yarn and they range from easy to intermediate difficulty levels.

Each pattern includes all the information you need to make it. You will even find that a helpful stitch guide, stitch diagrams and placement diagrams have been provided within the pattern itself.

General instructions, including abbreviations, symbols & terms are included at the end of the publication.

The following crochet techniques and stitches have been included:

  • Gauge
  • Joining with single crochet
  • Joining with half double crochet
  • Joining with double crochet
  • Back loop only
  • Free Loops of a Chain
  • Working in space before a stitch
  • Working in front of, around, or behind a stitch
  • Whipstitch
  • Fringe

The yarns used to create the sample projects were:

  • AUTUMN – Lion Brand® Heartland®
  • INDIAN CORN – Lion’s Pride® Woolspun®
  • BOLD STRIPES – Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™
  • CANYON RIPPLE – Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™
  • GOLD STRIKE – Patons® Canadiana™
  • ENDLESS RIVER – Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®

You can substitute your favorite yarn for those listed above so long as you can reach the gauge specified in the written instructions.

These Modern Southwest Afghans will look stunning in your home and they will make beautiful gifts. Which of these 6 designs is your favorite?

Would you like to win a eBook copy of Modern Southwest Afghans?

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  1. The Autumn and Ripple Afghans pull me in. Thank you for your opinions 🙂

  2. Thank you for your review. While the projects are beautiful they do not appear to be for me.

  3. Always loved the colors used In southwestern designs. Leisure books are so well written and beautiful just to look at. Wish I had gotten into this contest before it was over. but I just had to comment on this one as its one I really like.

  4. I won this ebook and am so excited to finish off my wip so I can start one of these!! Thank you!

  5. These are awesome patterns! Love that they will make beautiful guy afghans!

  6. These patterns definitely look like they would appeal to man, and those can be hard to find!

  7. These afghans look really cozy and great to have! Thank you for reviewing these 🙂

  8. Lovely colors in the examples. I think that color and yarn type really make the design. It’s all about the color.

  9. Love southwestern designs..thank you for bringing this one to light!

  10. I like the bold stripes as it is my states university team colors. Your review lets me know exactly what to expect on this publication. So many projects, so little time! Thank you.

  11. I love the Southwest! I have a few Southwest inspired by this theme so I would make one of these afghans.

  12. I love Southwest Themed afghans. Thank you for the review. It helps alot

  13. I like that the book is geared toward modern decor, since a lot of crochet things can look too old fashioned for my taste

  14. As always when I read your reviews I have to have the book. You do a great job.

  15. I would like to see a review on Lacy Afghans. These afghans look beautiful from the pictures. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Congrats on five years!

  16. I would love to see more afghan patterns.Thanks for the give away!

  17. These afghans are beautiful, I have always admired Southwest patterns.

  18. There should be no offers on this giveaway. If you accidentally clicked on an ad they might be showing ‘offers’ but to enter the giveaway you only have to complete the information in the Rafflecopter. There is a daily free entry there but you do have to provide your email address in order for me to be able to contact you if you are the lucky winner of the giveaway. All the best, Rhondda

  19. These afghans are gorgeous! My whole house is decorated in a southwest theme and I’m always looking for crochet ideas to match.

  20. This is again a wonderful afghan book. I shall try my luck for this one. I also started on socks, so if you would review “make-fun-socks.”, thanks.

  21. when entering the contests do you have to accept the offers for a chance to win?

  22. Any one of these designs would be perfect for my living room!

  23. Stylish Wall Hangings looks like a wonderful book! I’ve always wanted to make something to just hang on the wall, but I think my 6-year-old would just lay claim to it!

  24. Having been raised in the desert southwest I am thrilled to see a book spotlighting the area!

  25. Growing up in the desert southwest, I am thrilled to see a crochet book put out that spotlights the area!


  27. I love the look of these afghans, would so love to make one for my sister and for my own. We both hail from the Southwest. Love your website and patterns, have made lots of them. Thank you for the giveaways.