Comfort Crocheted Afghans: Three Heirloom Blankets for Home by Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter, Berroco Design Team

By Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter, Berroco Design Team

For plenty of people, afghans are the epitome of convenience. colourful and alluring, they seem to be a staple of the house, with out which a front room or bed room simply wouldn’t believe whole.

And no matter if you’re making one for your self, as a housewarming reward, or to welcome a brand new child into the realm, the method of constructing a hand-crafted afghan might be as worthwhile because the complete product.

This sampler from Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans is meant for crocheters of each ability point, and brings new existence to the well-loved and flexible afghan.

Berroco started as Stanley Woolen turbines in 1810 and has steadily developed into one of many biggest importers and wholesalers of yarns, styles, and offers to self sufficient yarn outlets in the course of the U.S. and Canada.

Norah Gaughan, writer of STC's Knitting Nature, joined Berroco as layout director after freelancing for many of the most important yarn businesses and knitting magazines within the industry.
Margery iciness was once inventive director at Berroco for 12 years, and has been editor-in-chief of fashion Knitting and relations Circle Knitting, in addition to the style editor of McCall's Needlework and Crafts.

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