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AFGHANS ON THE DOUBLE, Review by Diana Sacco
Leisure Arts copyright 1996

Diana rates this afghan highly! She says, "I very much enjoyed the wonderful variety of afghan patterns in this book. I would recommend it without hesitation to all that enjoy crochet!"

  • All the afghans are made with worsted weight or sports weight yarn
  • Most of them use either N or P crochet hooks and are worked holding two strands of yarn together for double-quick results.

    Reviewer Diana Sacco, invites us to sit in a comfortable chair and browse through this book. She helps us do this on-line by painting word pictures of the afghans.

  • ZigZag Filet- an all in one piece stitched mostly in double crochet, pictured in candy apple red!
  • Vingate Violets- violet motifs, granny square.
  • Hearthside Diamonds: This beautiful pattern includes popcorn diamonds and ridges of reverse crochet..
  • Granny's Delight: Advertised as a "super-quick" granny square afghan joined into strips- finished with a scalloped edging.
  • Fireside Throw: Worked in one's choice of colors, this multicolor afghan is a great project for using up your yarn scraps.
  • Baby Soft Rainbow: afghan for baby,featuring a lacy pattern of cluster stitches and scalloped edging. This afghan reminds me of a parfait!
  • Mimosa Blossoms: throw created entirely with single crochet stitches,using long single crochet stitches to form the blooms.
  • Fanciful Fans: resembles victorian fans..worked in bright pastel worsted weight yarn with rows of delicate scallops
  • Christmas Tartan Plaid: created using alternating rows of dark green,creamy tan, and rich cranberry.. The plaid look is achieved by vertically weaving six strands of yarn through the mesh background that's worked in chain and half double crochets with multicolor fringe for effect.

    A final note from Diana: Although these are not afghans of a dainty, delicate have a variety to try. That's the enjoyment most of us derive from crochet. Enjoying crocheting!

    Reviewed for Crochet Partners by, Diana Sacco (3/96)