Unexpected Crochet Afghans

Discover a surprising new take on a crochet essential with Robyn Chachula.

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Unexpected Afghans presents 29 innovative interpretations of a favorite at-home crochet essential. From best-selling author Robyn Chachula comes an in-depth look into crocheting traditional afghans using contemporary techniques, colors, and patterns.

Expert designers, including Kristin Omdahl, Kathy Merrick, Kimberly McAlindin, and many more, contribute an abundance of fresh patterns and projects. Both new and advanced crocheters will enjoy:
  • detailed technique workshop in every chapter, including cables, motifs, color, lace, and Tunisian crochet;
  • helpful designer tips for working through each afghan project;
  • easy-to-follow charts and diagrams.
Along with beautiful afghan projects for all skill levels, you’ll find many of your favorite designers’ biographies for an inside look into their inspirations.
Table of Contents
Expert Advice for Beginners
First Timers, Do Tell

Tuxedo Pillow + Cable Tips
Eloise Baby by Marty Miller
Artesia Zigzag by Drew Emborsky
Croises Cable by Annie Modesitt
Vika by Jill Wright
Veledilo Cable by Simona Merchant-Dest

Hatsukoi Pillow + Granny Motif Tips
Dots + Poppies Baby by Linda Permann
Peacock by Ellen Gormley
Mod Retro by Edie Eckman
Cabine de Dentelle by Annette Petavy
Kaleidoscope by Tammy Hildebrand

Elan Waves Pillow + Color Tips
Peerie Baby
by Kathryn Merrick
Behrens Color Block
by Leigh Radford
Desert Sunrise
by Carol Ventura
Moroccan Circles
by Kimberly McAlindin
Bethlehem Star
by Mary Beth Temple

Vigne Pillow + Lace Tips
Amada Baby by Tracie Barrett
Sunken Treasure by Kristin Omdahl
Damask Lace by Marlaina Bird
Exploded Pineapple by Doris Chan

Nauha Pillow + Tunisian Tips
Smocked Elegance Baby by Darla Fanton
Mission Cabled by Diane Halpern
Aryanah Sampler by Dora Ohrenstein
Van Gogh Waves by Kim Guzman
Starburst Entrelac by Megan Granholm

About the Author
Robyn Chachula is the author of Blueprint Crochet (Interweave), Baby Blueprint Crochet (Interweave), and Mission Falls Goes Crochet. Her patterns have appeared in several books and magazines, including Interweave Presents Crochet Gifts, Sensual Crochet, Crochet Me, and Stitch & Bitch: Men, Interweave Crochet, and Crochet Today! Robyn has been a guest on Knit and Crochet Today and Knitting Daily TV. She lives in Pennsylvania.

SKU: 11CR04

Author/Speaker/Editor: Robyn Chachula

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596682993

Number Of Pages: 160

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Customer Reviews

Beautiful Eye Candy Review by Linda

Well written, beautifully photographed and filled with designs for inspiration. Instructions are clear. This is a treasure.

(Posted on 2/10/14)

Beautiful and inspiring Review by Patricia R

This is the book I take off of the shelf when I want to bask in the beauty of crocheted projects as well as receive inspiration. It doesn't fail to deliver on either count. All of the designers have put so much into this. There are many different techniques used and explained.

(Posted on 9/27/13)