Saturday, February 05, 2011


While I tend to think of myself as a threadie, in reality I have probably had as many yarn projects published as I have thread. For several years, I designed an afghan or blanket almost every month. I did all the work myself (many designers used stitchers) so one a month was actually pretty good, considering I was also working full time, raising my family and turning out other designs as well. I liked to design afghans because they were easy; I could get the design established, then I didn't have to think too hard about them. Here are a few that I had published in the 90's:
I gave this one to my step-mom, Sheila.

I am not sure what happened to this one. I think I donated it to some organization to  be raffled off, but I don't remember anything else about it!

I made this one for my niece; it is still one of my favorite designs. So sweet and simple!

I gave this one to my Uncle George and Aunt Sadie.

I kept this one for myself!

I gave this one and a matching pillow to my mama for Mother's Day one year.

This one has been republished in a new DRG book called "The Joy of Thread."

This one is so easy you can almost do it with your eyes closed!

The same stitch pattern as the one above, but I added pineapples to the ends.
There are not as many publications buying afghan patterns anymore (at least not that I know of) but I have been thinking about adding a line of pretty afghans to my bellacrochet web site. I know they are one thing that crocheters will never get tired of making!


Mindy said...

Nice! I really like the look of the Trellis one--the last two and the Mother's Day one. Would love to make it someday!

Charlotte said...

I think I have most of these patterns with my Annie's Attic Afghan collection from years ago. I like working with thread more than yarn.

eezelifeinbc said...

Beautiful afghans Ann! I enjoy making afghans, haven't done one in a while.

CrochetBlogger said...

Wow - one a month? That's awesome! What hard work - I think it's terrific that you're reviewing it here.

glor said...

Oh gosh, these are beautiful. I love them all. I love, love thread and then love, love yarn. Can't get enough of either. I have to look for a few of these afghans, I would love to make them.

Maria del Valle Abad de Pinto said...

Amiga todos los tejidos afganos estan hermosos te felicito. Muchos cariƱos

Ann said...

Thank you all, it is fun taking a little trip down memory lane sometimes!

crochethuahua said...

They're all so lovely. I especially like the Irish Rose.