Where are all the crocheters this week? I hope you are working on something creative, with some lovely, squishy yarns. I have a few things I am working on but in the back of my head I keep coming back to wanting to do something in the Aran style. I love texture in my crochet and also love making something that is one of a kind. I found a great resource to help me with both from Leisure Arts.
Panel By Panel Afghans from Leisure Arts has 44 panels from Becky Stevens that you can mix and match to make your own one of a kind creation. The book is arranged from beginner to harder panels, which makes it easy to find something that is within your skill set. The fisherman panels really stole my heart, every single one of them. The hardest part for me will be deciding on which ones to use first.
There is also a Tunisian section, which is something I need practice with that is also set up from easy to harder. I had no idea you could make sure beautiful textured stitched with Tunisian! I've already learned something before I even pulled out a hook. Twenty panels of beautiful Tunisian stitches for me to learn - I do so love to learn something new!
The last part has afghan design ideas, in case you need some inspiration for how to put the panels together, that also range in skill level starting at easy. All of the panel instructions are easy to follow and have explanations that are well written for any challenging stitches.
Have you ever made a panel afghan? What textures did you use?
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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