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Zoodiacs Afghan
Zoodiacs Afghan
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"This Zoodiacs Afghan is a collection of corner to corner crochet squares depicting the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. Each square is about 18 inches big, so the afghan is quite large, around 5ft by 7ft. It requires several colors of yarn, and the link includes a list of recommended supplies/colors, video tutorials, instructions, and of course, the 12 animal graphs. I've also included a quick corner to corner tutorial for those who want to learn this fun technique!"

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Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials List

  • Yarn, for all squares + border: Red – LTI Cherry, 2 skeins; Orange – LBVC Terracotta, 2 skeins; Yellow – LBVC Mustard, 2 skeins; Light Green – LTI Grass, 2 skeins; Dark Green – LBVC Fern, 2 skeins; Light Blue – LBVC Silver Blue, 2 skeins; Turquoise Blue – LTI Aqua, 2 skeins; Purple – LBVC Eggplant, 1 skein; Light Pink – LBVC Pink, 1 skein; Dark Pink – LBVC Antique Rose, 1 skein; Light Gray – LBVC Linen, 3 skeins; Dark Gray – RHSS Gray Heather, 1 skein; Brown – RHSS Cafe Latte, 1 skein; Black – LBVC Black, 1 skein; Light Cream – LBVC Fisherman, 4 skeins; Dark Cream – LT Heather, 1 skein; White – LT White, 1 skein

    LT = Loops and Threads Impeccables Solids (268 yds/245 m)

    LBVC = Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Solids (170 yds/156 m)

    RHSS = Red Heart Super Saver (364 yds/ 333 m)
  • I-9 (5.5 mm) hook – I love my Clover USA Amour hooks*!
  • Modular Bobbin Holder
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
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This Zoodiacs afghan is a cute take on the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. I love the colors selected by the designer and the possibilities of what can be done with the squares are endless. Anything from pillows to wall hangings can be created, but it would be a shame not to make the entire afghan.

This zoodiacs afghan is so adorable. The colors selected to create this project really go well together. The background colors really make the animal designs show up. I have yet to create a project using this corner to corner technique and I think I will make the dog square as a trial run.

Absolutely adorable to give as a baby shower gift! Baby will love the bright colors and can even use the blanket as a learning tool for what animals make what noises.

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