Fancy Finishes: Edges to Impress

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Have you ever finished a beautiful crochet afghan and wondered how you can add that perfect finishing touch to the edges? Sometimes I’ll work up a simple crochet baby blanket for a new baby and when it’s done, I’ll realize that it needs just a little something extra to make it the ultimate special gift. […]

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Vintage Vs. Modern: Crochet Afghan Pattern Era Showdown

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Are you wondering at the results of our last crochet showdown, Puppies Vs. Kittens? It was a tough race, and you may have sweated over your choice. We can’t blame you, both of those animals are super cute. In the end, crochet puppy patterns won by just the tip of a pug’s nose. It was […]

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Puppies Vs. Kittens: A Crochet Cuddle Buddies Showdown

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It’s time for yet another crochet animal showdown at AllFreeCrochet.com and AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com. Last month, when we asked you a very serious question — Are crochet owls or foxes better? — you overwhelmingly had the cute hooter’s back. Here’s our proof: You had some pretty strong arguments for the beaked beauty. My personal favorite: Now, we […]

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Untangling Memories: Share Your Alzheimer’s Story

David Babcock is doing a wonderful thing. Babcock holds a Guinness World Record record for knitting the longest scarf (12 feet) while running a marathon in Kansas City one year ago. He’s using that notoriety to bring awareness to a devastating illness, Alzheimer’s Disease. As a member of the NYC Athletes to End Alzheimer’s Team, […]

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Autumn in the Country: 8 Countryside Afghans

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Do you travel in the fall? Many people take a trip to somewhere they can see the changing colors of leaves. There’s usually no better place to do it than a quaint country town, out in the boonies. Here in the Midwest, many people travel to Door County, Wisconsin to see the gorgeous foliage. Oranges, […]

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10 Afghans for Foxy Ladies

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In the 1970s, afghans were just as funky as everything else. Color and wild patterns were in! Understated was definitely not the look of the time. Afghans paired beautifully with the shaggy rugs and other decor of the time. There seems to be a revival going on in the crochet world, from what I can […]

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Coffee Lovers: Get Your Afghan Fix!

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Sometimes coffee is a real motivator to get up in the morning. I feel like a traitor for saying that, because I’ve been a tea drinker for a long time. But recently, I’ve become addicted to coffee. It started because I loved the jolt of energy from the caffeine, but I’m slowly becoming a coffee […]

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7 Perfectly Peacock Afghan Patterns

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Peacocks are such elegant birds. At the Milwaukee County Zoo in Wisconsin, the peacocks just strut around freely like they’re hot stuff — and they are! Who can resist the colors and patterns on their feathers? They are truly one of nature’s loveliest designs. Here are some interesting facts about peacocks from National Geographic Online […]

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What’s Your Sign? Find Your Afghan Horoscope

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Whether you buy into their mystical qualities or not, zodiac signs can be a lot of fun. Some people strongly identify with and embrace their sign. Others think it’s all a bunch of baloney. But most people will still look for their horoscope in magazines, because it’s sort of like being in a special club […]

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Only The Best: 10 Popcorn Stitch Patterns

When you want an afghan that will grab attention in any room, the popcorn stitch could be a great option. It’s a strong contender for the “Most Noticeable Stitch” award (if it existed). It’s one of the rare stitches that you know immediately when you see it. It offers wonderful texture, and helps your crochet […]

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