Book Review: Scrappy Afghans

Scrappy Afghans: 8 Colorful Crochet Projects to Work Through Your Yarn Stash by Leisure Arts via Underground CrafterIn today’s Granny Square Month post, I’m sharing a review of a crochet blanket pattern collection along with a giveaway for your chance to win your own copy, so read on for details.

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Book Review

Scrappy Afghans is a collection of eight crochet blanket patterns that can be made with yarn leftover from other projects. The booklet is as a tall as a piece of letter paper, but it’s very slender so you can fit it into a larger project bag. The booklet includes five motif patterns (including two granny square blankets, a mitered square blanket, a triangle motif blanket, and a “tumbling blocks” blanket), two one-piece blankets, and a blanket made in strips.

All eight patterns are rated at the easy skill level, and each pattern includes a list of materials (including yarn listed by weight and yardage, hook, and additional supplies) and information about gauge. Half of the patterns include assembly diagrams, and half of the patterns include information about special stitches or techniques with an illustration. Each pattern also includes a large picture of the blanket. Patterns are written in US pattern abbreviations. The booklet ends with a General Instructions section that includes a glossary of pattern abbreviations, a list of symbols and terms, information about gauge, a crochet hook size chart, and 2 pages of written and illustrated instructions for techniques and joins used in more than one pattern. The final page includes information about the specific yarns used for each project.

This booklet is bound with two staples so you can easily read while crocheting. The combination of construction methods is pretty diverse and while all the blankets can be made scrappy, they could also be made with planned colors. If you have a giant collection of partially used skeins of yarn (and who doesn’t?) and you like to crochet blankets, check out this collection of simple patterns that are suitable for a range of home decorating styles.


Scrappy Afghans: 8 Colorful Crochet Projects to Work Through Your Yarn Stash by Leisure Arts via Underground Crafter - giveawayAfter reading my review, are you ready to add Scrappy Afghans to your collection? The nice folks at Leisure Arts have offered a giveaway for us!

This giveaway is open to readers in the United States, except where prohibited by law. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, June 25, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random from the entries submitted via the Rafflecopter widget. The winner will receive a copy of Scrappy Afghans, courtesy of Leisure Arts. Good luck!

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