Reversible Baby Afghans | REVIEW

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Reversible Baby Afghans – $2.49

from: Leisure Arts, Inc.

Title: Reversible Baby Afghans
Author: Barbara Shaffer
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60900-145-2
Photographer: Ken West

Reversible Baby Afghans Review

Have you been searching for baby blanket patterns to make for baby shower gifts for your family and friends? Well search no further! Reversible Baby Afghans includes 5 beautifully textured and original designs by Barbara Shaffer.

The five blankets designs included are:

  • Melon Ripples – Intermediate Skill Level – 28″ x 44″
  • Lovely Lilacs – Intermediate Skill Level – 32.5″ x 44.5″
  • Baby Bow Ties -Intermediate Skill Level – 34″ x 48″
  • Pink Peaks – Intermediate Skill Level – 32.25″ x 51″
  • Building Blocks – Intermediate Skill Level – 35.5″ x 37.75″

Here’s a closer look at the beautiful designs:

Each design is crocheted using Lightweight Yarn (Light – #3) and is completely reversible. This means  it looks amazing from both sides of the fabric! There is no ‘front’ or ‘back’ to these afghans.

The patterns are presented in written format using US Crochet Terminology.  Specific Gauge Swatch instructions are provided for each design.  Each pattern also includes a specific Stitch Guide outlining the special stitches used and how to make the special stitches. This is very handy – you do not need to flip to the end to double check the stitches you need for your pattern it is included right with your pattern itself.

The General Instructions, including Abbreviations, Crochet Terminology (US vs International), Yarn Weights, Hook Sizes and Skill Level Explanations are included on page 15. On page 16, gauge is discussed more specifically, special hints are given, and special stitches are outlined in more detail with diagrams. The specific yarns used is also included – Brands included in the samples are Lion Brand, Bernat, Patons and Red Heart.

My favorite designs are Melon Ripples and Pink Peaks.

These are all Intermediate Level Designs – so if you are brand new to crocheting you will find them a bit challenging to attempt as a first project. They will; however, make gorgeous gifts and offer you the opportunity to expand your crochet skill-sets to include post stitches, shells and v-stitches.

Would you like to win a eBook copy of Reversible Baby Afghans?

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Reversible Baby Afghans Giveaway

This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law.

Start Date: March 1, 2016; 12:00 am ET
End Date: March 8, 2016, 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 Reversible Baby Afghans you can get them directly from Leisure Arts:

Reversible Baby Afghans – $2.49

from: Leisure Arts, Inc.

I’d like to thank Leisure Arts, Inc. for providing me with the review copy of Reversible Baby Afghans and for the giveaway copy for my readers!

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  1. I never know what afghan pattern to use when I want to make one. This collection is really nice and all so different. I may have to find this to make a few for gifts this upcoming holiday season!

  2. This looks like an exciting book, that I would enjoying having!

  3. i bet these patterns are awesome..always looking to learn a new stitch

  4. I love that the baby blankets are reversible. I am looking forward to learning new stitches. The baby bow ties will be perfect for my new great granddaughter and I will enlarge the building blocks blanket for my great grandson. Thank you reviewing this book.

  5. I want to know more about Tunisian Crochet – so anything on that subject works for me!

  6. Twice As Nice Decor eBook would be great as a review project. I would love to be able to have my living room afghans looking good on both sides.

  7. I would love a review on ICE BOX CROCHET. I love seeing crocheted food, no calories!! hahah Thank you

  8. These baby afghans are super lovely. Thank you for offering it in this giveaway.

  9. So many to choose from, but my pick is Add-on Crochet Cables!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I’ ve never made a reversible blanket and would love to have a go at creating one!

  10. The reversible baby blankets looks so interesting to me , this would be new stitches for me to learn, also granddaughter Jordynn , would be getting a few new blankets. I would like to see The complete guide to symbol crochet, I have never been able to understand .

  11. I would like you to review Totes and Bags. Also, could you do anything on extra bulky yarn?

  12. This book would be a great way for me to learn yet another aspect of creating beautiful blankets

  13. I would love for you to review Check-It-Out Afghans. Thanks for all you do and the giveaway!

  14. TUNISIAN CROCHET BABY BLANKETS would be my vote for the next review

  15. I’d love for you to review SHORT ROW TUNISIAN FASHION next. Your reviews are very helpful!

  16. I would love you to review either the complete guide to symbol crochet or the 99 snowflakes

  17. Please review Complete Guide to Symbol Crochet. So many vintage patterns are only available in chart form.

  18. I hope you do a review on Scarves & Cowl Crochet! I’m just a complete fan of everything cowl! ?

  19. Blankets for Toddlers would have to be my pick for a review. All the little ones in my life are growing up too fast.

  20. I like making things for my family. So I’d like you to review Hats & Scarves for the Family next. thanks.

  21. I love making blankets, and with lots of new babies in my family, I want every baby to have a different crocheted design so.. yeah, that’s a lot of blankets 🙂 .. I choose Blankets for Toddlers next please..

  22. Those Afghans look beautiful. I am busy with a blanket right now, but I haven’t made a reversible yet.
    I also love doilies. Could you review “Doilies with Charm” next ?