Lion Brand put together an amazing collection of patterns for the 12 Weeks of Christmas - and one of those patterns is the Snowdrifts Afghan! The Snowdrifts Afghan features a stitch pattern I started using last Christmas season - but this time I've paired it with squishy sparkly Wool-Ease Thick & Quick! The two colorways used - Mystical and Celebration - both feature a gorgeous and eye-catching metallic thread. It's not easy to capture on camera, but in person, it gives this blanket a lot of oomph!
This baby blanket is so fun and easy featuring Lion Brand Mandala Baby yarn, the pineapple cluster stitch and an easy one-row repeat! Perfect match with the Lion Brand Mandala yarn but could certainly be made with any size weight yarn as gauge is not important with this project. The edging is a frilly double edged arch which is the perfect match with this blanket. Video stitch tutorial provided for help with pineapple cluster stitch. I think you will find this pattern as addictive as I do!
"This soft and sweet textured velvet crochet blanket feels like it should be used in an expensive hotel SPA. Use modern crochet stitches paired with Bernat Baby Velvet yarn to crochet this luxurious throw. Soft and Squishy Afghan The combination of front post double crochet and back post double crochet paired with this silky yarn create a soft and squishy Afghan. When my daughter ran her hands across this blanket, she snuggled her face against the yarn. She said the fluffy and soft blanket was the plushest feeling one yet. We think it is because of the added texture created by the crochet stitches and the fluffy yarn. Pair this bulky yarn with the right stitch and you have a winner. The pattern is a two-row repeat consisting of a row of single crochet, which ads a bit of stability to the entire project. The next row uses a special stitch pattern alternating the front post double crochet and back post double crochet stitches."
"The Camden Christmas Crochet Blanket is a beautiful crochet afghan that doesn’t have to be dedicated just to Christmas, but will be a gorgeous addition to your décor. It’s beginner friendly. (So many Christmas blankets are geared toward more advanced crocheters.) It can be used all year, and it would look good in a variety of different yarn colors. It's made with Lion Brand Cobblestone Yarn which creates a blanket that’s squishy but not too heavy or bulky."
Yes, it is possible to make this easy weekend crochet afghan in just two days. Pair this soft, bulky yarn with a large crochet hook and you are all set to start and finish this pattern in the same weekend. Double Crochet V-Stitch. Normally, the V-Stitch has a chain 1 or 2 in the middle. Since this yarn is bulky, I opted not to work any chain stitched between the two double crochet stitches that make up the V-Stitch. While the yarn is bulky, the blanket itself is not thick. The larger crochet hook paired with the open and lacy stitch makes an afghan with a gorgeous drape that has a soft and squishy feel too.
This beautiful wool eater blanket will look incredible in every color palette you’ll choose to do it in. Above all, it’s a classic project, that will embellish your home no matter if your style is more vintage or modern. I really believe, it’s also a wonderful idea for a gift. I’d love to receive such a cute blankie!