Classic Crochet Blankets is the new book from Interweave. It features 18 timeless and easy-to-make crochet afghans, blankets and throws that will add warmth to your home.
In Classic Crochet Blankets you will explore a variety of techniques and crochet stitches. The blankets show off lovely lacework, textured cables, creative colour work, stash busting granny squares and more. As you work through the crochet techniques, you?’ll use a variety of construction methods: working from the center out, in rows, and joining crochet motifs.
Also included is helpful information on understanding crochet symbols and a mini-library of crochet edgings you can use to customise your crochet blankets. With all this information, making your perfect blanket is just a few simple steps away.
Buttercup Blanket by Kristin Omdahl
This beautiful baby blanket is the perfect for your little bundle of joy to snuggle into. The three-dimensional flower motifs not only look incredibly pretty but also serves to make a surprisingly dense fabric that will keep your little one warm and cosy.
Behrens Colour Block Afghan by Leigh Radford
Leigh was inspired by traditional, quick and easy projects and colour when creating this afghan. Using classic double crochet squares, she simply arranged them to create the colour block effect. You can really go crazy with the colours for this pattern. Be daring and clash or match them perfectly with your home decor. The choice is yours!
Chevron Bedspread – Kathie Eng
This bed sized blanket uses a woodland theme of colours and has zig-zags of varying sizes to keep things interesting. Have a play with the colours and zig-zag widths to personalise the bedspread to your bedroom. The width of the spread can also be altered to perfectly fit the size of your bed.
Starfish Blanket by Kristin Omdahl
This intricate and beautifully detailed blanket is worked in a slightly different way to the standard crochet blanket. Instead of working row by row, you start with one motif and increase by one each row until you have reached your desired width. You will end up with a diamond shape which is finished with a charming scalloped edge.
Whether you fancy a block colour blanket, detailed throw or baby blanket, this book will give you all the tools you need to create a masterpiece. You can play with the colours and finishes to really personalise them and make them your own.