Unexpected Afghans: Innovative Crochet Designs with Traditional Techniques

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Interweave Press, Jun 26, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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Unexpected Afghans presents 29 innovative interpretations of a favorite at-home essential. From best-selling author Robyn Chachula comes an in-depth look into crocheting traditional afghans using contemporary techniques, colors and patterns.

Expert designers including Kristin Omdahl, Kathy Merrick, Kimberly McAlindin, and many more, provide an abundance of fresh patterns and projects that are perfect for new and advanced crocheters as they start out beginner-friendly and become more complex, allowing a crocheter to build skills and confidence. Designers at any level will enjoy:

  • A detailed technique's workshop in every chapter including cables, motifs, color, lace, and Tunisian crochet.
  • Helpful tips from designers for working through each afghan project.
  • Easy-to-follow charts and diagrams.
Along with tons of beautiful afghan projects for all skill levels, you'll find many of your favorite designer's biographies--giving you an exploration into their inspiration.

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Review: Unexpected Afghans: Innovative Crochet Designs with Traditional Techniques

User Review  - Laura Gilfillan - Goodreads

Some nice ideas, either as afghans, or maybe to use for other projects. I didn't always like the color scheme, but that doesn't make any difference, since I would get the colors I wanted, if I was ... Read full review

Review: Unexpected Afghans: Innovative Crochet Designs with Traditional Techniques

User Review  - Goodreads

Some nice ideas, either as afghans, or maybe to use for other projects. I didn't always like the color scheme, but that doesn't make any difference, since I would get the colors I wanted, if I was ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Robyn Chachula is the author of Blueprint Crochet (Interweave), Baby Blueprint Crochet (Interweave), and Mission Falls Goes Crochet. She has been published in a number of magazines, including Interweave Crochet and Crochet Today! She has appeared on Knit and Crochet Today and as a guest on Knitting Daily TV. Robyn's patterns have appeared in books, including Interweave Presents Crochet Gifts, Sensual Crochet, Not Your Mamma's Crochet, Catwalk Crochet, Vogue on the Go: Crocheted Shawls, Crochet Me, and Stitch & Bitch: Men. She has also designed for yarn companies, including JCA Crafts, SWTC, Mission Falls, and Artful Yarns.

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