Starting soon – 63 Pattern Stitches Afghan

March 19th, 2004 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

I had been planning on starting the Learn-to-Crochet Afghan in Crochet your Way by Gloria Tracy and Susan Levin. I’ve had the book for years, but was recently inspired by the great job Serene Hooks did on this afghan. I couldn’t decide what colors I wanted to use, so I bought several indiviudal skeins and tried some combinations. Even the colors that blended nicely didn’t please me. When it came down to it, I just couldn’t spend $100 on yarn for an afghan that I wasn’t excited about making. I liked the idea of the afghan–combining many different stitches, going from easiest to most difficult, to learn more about crochet. But I wasn’t keen on the afghan itself.

So, I have decided to make the afghan from the Leisure Arts leaflet #555, 63 Easy-To-Crochet Pattern Stitches Combine to Make an Heirloom Afghan. I’ve ordered Patons Decor yarn from the Beehive Wool Shop and Herrschners. The colors I will be using are coralberry, pale coralberry, and aran.

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tiff // Mar 20, 2004 at 8:44 pm

    I have the Crochet Your Way book too and want to do the afghan so badly! I just can’t decide on the yarn for it. I can’t wait to see what your 63 stitches version looks like! You just might inspire me also.

  • 2 Chie // Mar 22, 2004 at 4:38 am

    I have the Leisure Arts #555, and I have been thinking about making the afgan too for my coming May project. :D

  • 3 Julie // Mar 20, 2004 at 12:55 am

    I’ve got that book too, but haven’t done it. Maybe you will inspire me! ;o)

  • 4 Julie // Mar 20, 2004 at 3:23 am

    LOL – let me dig out the book and see if I’m brave enough to try it. I really am a coward at heart you know. ;o)

  • 5 Donna // Mar 21, 2004 at 8:31 pm

    No rush, Julie, my yarn hasn’t even arrived yet! :o)

  • 6 Julie // Mar 21, 2004 at 8:21 pm

    Not finding the book…. haven’t given up yet though. Is it possible that I’ve seen it so much in stores that I just THINK I have the book? grrrrrr

  • 7 Donna // Mar 20, 2004 at 2:06 am

    Thank you, Pam! I have the Patons Decor swatch card, which made selecting colors so much easier!

    Ooh, yes, get inspired, Julie! I would love it if you were working on this, too. But as fast as you are, you would probably be finished when I was still on square five! lol :-)

  • 8 Donna // Mar 21, 2004 at 8:34 pm

    Thanks, Tiff! It is difficult to choose colors for the Crochet Your Way afghan. Feel free to get inspired!! :o)

  • 9 Pam // Mar 19, 2004 at 11:53 pm

    That’s going to be very pretty, and I love your color choices.

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