Never Ending Granny Afghans: 8 Crochet Patterns with Diagrams & Video Tutorials
By: Christine Weiher, Editor, AllFreeCrochet
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Never Ending Granny Afghans: 8 Crochet Patterns with Diagrams & Video Tutorials
One Strand Crochet Granny Squares
Three Strand Crochet Granny Squares
Five Strand Crochet Granny Squares
Seven Strand Crochet Granny Squares
Crocheted afghan patterns are one of the greatest crochet projects someone can work on. Not only do they keep your mind up and running, but they keep your hands and muscles working. Some even say the art of crocheting itself helps with maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well as helping with arthritic hands. If you're just getting into the craft of crochet then you're in for the ride of your life. There's no better feeling than holding a hook in your hand and working through various strands of yarn. The best thing about crochet granny squares and crochet in general is that you can easily work on your projects while travelling. If you travel by train or plane you can have your balls of yarn packed away in your bag ready to create something beautiful.
This year, challenge yourself to something brand new! Learn how to crochet granny squares if you don't already know how. You can find some fabulous crochet granny squares in our latest eBook by Michael Sellick, Never Ending Granny Afghans: 8 Crochet Patterns with Diagrams and Video Tutorials. In this eBook you'll learn how to crochet a granny square with not only one, but up to seven strands of yarn at once. Working with multiple strands of yarn at one time can prove to be tricky, but if you have the patience to work through it the end result will be brilliant. It's not always easy to just sit in a chair and crochet a project from start to finish, which is why it's a great idea to watch your favorite tv shows or movies while working. "Knit and Crochet Today" would be the perfect show. What's more fitting than that?
The granny square patterns provided in Never Ending Granny Afghans: 8 Crochet Patterns with Diagrams & Video Tutorials come with crochet instructions that you can easily understand. Each granny square afghan comes with a diagram and video for your convenience. It's always nice to see a video if you're a visual learner as it will only help keep your confidence when crocheting. Videos also help with beginner crochet afghan patterns. Let's make some never ending afghans!
Granny square crochet patterns can be great for beginners to work on especially if there is only one strand of yarn to work with. Some people like working with super soft yarns while others like a more rough yarn with that little bit of additional texture to it. If you're only working with one strand your entire granny square blanket will come out feeling the exact same throughout the design. If you were to use multiple strands it might feel softer in one place than in another. Let's take a sneak peek at the one stranded granny square in Never Ending Granny Afghans: 8 Crochet Patterns with Diagrams and Video Tutorials.
Nice and Simple Afghan: Just like its name, this afghan uses just one strand of yarn making it a simple crochet pattern. A single color makes it easiest to work with since you don't have to change colors or worry about knots. When your first skein of yarn runs out you can easily join the next skein. The Nice and Simple Afghan has a diagram key so you can follow the pattern and determine how to put it together. This blanket is done in Red Heart Super Saver Painted Desert yarn. This is a great crochet pattern to work with as you don't have to deal with tangled strings and can be crocheted quickly. Best of all, you don't have to worry about slip stitching or seeing any flaws!
Free crochet granny square patterns is exactly what you're going to get in this wonderfully done eBook by Michael. If you're looking to make gifts for the holiday season or even birthdays then you're sure to find something intriguing in this eBook. A child size afghan can be crocheted with only three skeins of yarn, but if you add an extra skein of yarn per color it can be turned into a larger afghan. Either way you can still use just three strands of yarn at the same time!
American Afghan: Red, white and blue are used for this Patriotic American Afghan. This is a great crochet granny square to sport during the Fourth of July. It would also make a great gift for someone in the Army. Because the square is constantly being turned, the yarn is sure to tangle so be sure you read the crochet instructions correctly. Organizing your yarn ahead of time might help avoid tangling.
This is where the afghan crochet patterns get a bit tricky. Using multiple strands of yarn at once can cause some confusion, but if you read the pattern over before starting you should be on the right track once you begin. Working with five strands of yarn or multiple strands has become more popular than working with just a single strand. Working with many strands gives you the option to use more than one color or a variegated yarn to get a unique looking afghan.
Tutti Fruiti Afghan: When you work the five strands of yarn together to create this granny square, you'll begin to see a playful spiral pattern emerging. Michael has personally demonstrated how to crochet this afghan and people have just loved it! Colors like peacock, kiwi and turquoise are no doubt going to produce a vibrant afghan.
Stirred, Not Shaken Afghan: With a fun name like this one, how could you not want to crochet it? There's a really fun story behind the name of this afghan. The colors used are lavender, off white, jade, amethyst and shocking pink. However, you can use any colors you wish. The brighter the better! Keep your strands of yarn organized in a storage box to keep your yarn from tangling.
Now you might ask how do you crochet with so many strands of yarn at once? Of course it can be tricky, but with a great crochet pattern and a diagram to follow you will want to make many of these seven stranded crochet granny square afghans. In Never Ending Granny Afghans: 8 Crochet Patterns with Diagrams & Video Tutorials there are three unique afghans you can make. Names like Licorice Afghan and Candy Twist Afghan are sure to reel you in.
Candy Twist Afghan: Your mouth will water as you stare at the bright array of colors. With a rainbow in mind your never ending granny will come to life. Kick solids out of your hand and introduce multiple colors to your palette. To create a good sized afghan you only need one skein of each color.
There is an unlimited amount of free crochet granny squares out there, but we've put together some of the neatest. All you need to do is put on your creative thinking cap and have fun with it! These afghans will make great gifts for anyone in your family. Aside from holidays and birthdays, one of your nearest and dearest would love a homemade afghan as a house warming gift. These are great for every season, too. Of course you can deviate away from the materials list provided in each pattern to make a heavier or lighter blanket, but these truly are the best grannies around!
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They say homemade afghans are the way to someone's heart. Okay, so maybe I made that one up, but you're sure to find something you love in the Never Ending Granny Afghans: 8 Crochet Patterns with Diagrams and Video Tutorials. If you’ve searched for crochet afghan patterns or crochet granny squares, let AllFreeCrochet.com be your one-stop shop. Our newsletter and free crochet patterns are absolutely free to the consumer and will blow your mind. Expand your crochet library collection and download this eBook for free today.
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