Monthly Archives: March 2011

Free Patterns for Crocheting Afghans

Crochet Afghan -- Work-In-Progress Photos of My Latest Crochet Afghan. Free Crochet Patterns Available at’s amazing what you can find for free on the Internet. Case in point: check out all these free afghan patterns. The list includes patterns for just about any kind of afghan you can think of. I’ve contributed several of the free patterns on this list. I’m hoping to get some more crocheted afghans completed ASAP.

Pictured above: For several months, I’ve been working on designing new afghan squares that will eventually become an afghan. This is my latest WIP photo. I’ve uploaded free patterns for most of these afghan squares, although I still have to create the free charts for several of them. You are invited to subscribe to my free crochet newsletter if you would like to be notified when the rest of them are available.

See Also: How to crochet a blanket

Inspiring Crochet Books

I just got a whole bunch of new crochet books, and I am working on reviewing them for the About Crochet web site. My most recent book review is for a book called Fair Isle to Crochet by Karen Ratto Whooley, published by Leisure Arts. I was really impressed by this book.

My favorite project from the book is a Southwestern-style afghan crocheted in appealing colors. I occasionally design Southwestern patterns for upholstery fabric, and know it is a challenge to do Southwestern designs well.

If you’re interested in crocheting colorful afghans, that book is a good one to check out. Want more details? Click on over to my detailed book review to see more info.

Judging from the amount of books she writes, I can only imagine that Darla Sims must be one busy lady. I can’t believe what a prolific author she is. Her book called Triple Play Pattern Stitches is one of my current favorite crochet stitch dictionaries; now I’m busy delving into two of her latest books. I haven’t had a chance to review them yet — too busy trying out the various stitches she designed — but I hope to post new book reviews soon.

More Inspiring Crochet Books