For the next 26 Mondays my blog post topics will correspond with the letters of the alphabet. Unfortunately it is just past midnight on Tuesday morning. I still have 25 more Mondays to get my timing right. For more information or to join in go to: http://accidental-knitter.blogspot.com/2011/05/is-forambition.html
My topic for today is afghans. For my Spring/ Summer 2011 Newsletter, I feature an afghan promotional offer. So far I have had two orders for afghans. I haven’t crocheted any afghans to list in my Etsy shop yet. I hope I get more afghan orders before I send out the Fall/Winter newsletter.
Afghans make practical gifts for baby showers, graduations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Weddings, bridal showers and house-warmings. I really cannot think of a more universal gift idea.
Afghans can be taken on picnics or to the beach. It is always a good idea to keep at least one afghan in a car for passenger comfort. Smaller afghans can go over baby carriages or on the laps of people using wheelchairs. Afghans are practical to cover up with while reading, napping or watching television.
Crocheting afghans is never boring Afghans can be made in many color variations. Fiber choices can also vary. The length and width of aghans can adjusted according to individual preference.. I like to crochet 40′ x’60’ or 36′ x36″ afghans most of the time. Afghans can be composed of multiple geometric shapes and patterns. My favorite afghan pattern to crochet is the ripple. There are endless variations of ripple patterns.
One of the crochet projects I’m working on is a 36”x36″ afghan that can either be used as a lapghan for a wheelchair or as a baby blanket. I am not using a ripple pattern for this project. I am using a pattern stitch from a crochet dictionary that I use in many items called ” The Monique Stitch”. I am using Red Heart Strata Yarn the color is called Cascade. I am using a size “C” crochet hook for this project so the stitches are very small and tight.
I know I have already written several posts about afghans this year. So forgive my repetition. I’m just a fan of crocheted afghans.