I am totally in love with the look of cables and Aran designs. Once you get the knack for them you can create things that look very intricate and delicate with great ease. I am always thrilled when I find Aran for crochet as well, because it seems to be more prevalent in knitting.
I recently found Aran Baby Afghans To Crochet at Leisure Arts. This fabulous book has six afghan patterns designed by Jane Protus. I really love that they are all crocheted in one piece as often Aran designs are done in panels you have to stitch together at the end and you know how I dislike extra sewing time for projects.
They are crocheted using baby sport weight yarn and a size E (3.50 mm) crochet hook. Plus, you will find diagrams for 13 special stitches (popcorns, posts, cables, and twists) that create the patterns. The designs are Honeycomb and Cables, Pretty Diamonds, Open Cables, Popcorn Hearts, Tree of Life, and Twists and Turns.
I am totally in love with Open Cables which is the blue afghan pictured here and will be making it for the next baby blanket I start! Are you a fan of Aran? What types of Aran projects have you made?
Take some time to browse Leisure Arts' great selection and make sure you also connect with Leisure Arts on Facebook and Twitter so that you never miss a special or new pattern! Also, if you sign up for their knitting or crochet newsletters, you get a free pattern on Fridays!
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