Colorful Crochet Afghans and Pillows

Colorful Crochet Afghans and PillowsColorful Crochet Afghans and Pillows
Gifted by Stackpole Books
Reviewed by Jeanette Benoit, Editor,

Give your home a quick makeover for spring with these vibrant crochet patterns for the home. Inside Colorful Crochet Afghans and Pillows: 19 Projects to Brighten Your Home by Kristel Salgarollo, you will find 12 crochet afghan patterns and 7 crochet pillows that will effortlessly brighten up your home. The patterns range in skill level and feature a variety of different styles and crochet techniques.

Beacuse of the number of different colors in each one of these crochet patterns, it makes the projects in this book excellent stashbusters. Many of the patterns call for scraps of of different colored yarns, so you'll certainly be able to use up any leftover yarn that you have lying around your stash. As always, you are welcome to use the suggested colors, or come up with your own color combination to create a unique design of your own.

Author and designer Kirstel Salagarollo has a background in quilting, so many of the crochet blankets inside this crochet pattern book are clearly inspired by classic quilt designs, such as the Nine Patch Quilt with 3-D Flowers (pg. 40) and Log Cabins with Clear Skies (pg. 32).

Colorful Crochet Afghans and Pillows: 19 Projects to Brighten Your Home is divided into two main chapters: Technique Basics and The Patterns. Inside the techniques chapter, you can get a quick crochet lesson with step-by-step illustrations and directions for the basic crochet stitches, plus other helpful tips that you will need in order to complete the crochet afghan and pillow patterns. The next chapter includes the crochet patterns, which are all super easy to follow because of the well-written directions, color photographs, and assembly diagrams. 

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