Author(s): Robyn Chachula
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.
Robyn Chachula is the author of Blueprint Crochet, Baby Blueprint Crochet, and Mission Falls Goes Crochet. She has been published in a number of magazines, including Interweave Crochet and Crochet Today! She has appeared on Knit and Crochet Today and as a guest on Knitting Daily TV. Robyn's patterns have appeared in books, including Interweave Presents Crochet Gifts, Sensual Crochet, Not Your Mamma's Crochet, Catwalk Crochet, Vogue on the Go: Crocheted Shawls, Crochet Me, and Stitch & Bitch: Men. She has also designed for yarn companies including JCA Crafts, SWTC, Mission Falls, and Artful Yarns.
Introduction Expert Advice for Beginners First Timers, Do Tell CABLES 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 GRANNY MOTIFS 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 COLOR 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 LACE Vigne Pillow + Lace Tips Amada Baby by Tracie Barrett Sunken Treasure by Kristin Omdahl Damask Lace by Marlaina Bird Exploded Pineapple by Doris Chan TUNISIAN 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 Contributors Glossary Resources Index