Saturday, April 25, 2015

Review: Herrchners Blue-Ribbon Afghans

I had to keep this book just for the cover:
The Afghan on the cover is based on the granny square, but turns it into a center star. A blend of nine-patch blocks and all around granny borders would make this a crochet project that would keep your interest. and leave you with plenty of ends to weave in. This project on ravelry is one of my favorite FO's from this pattern, she chose my favorite colors. 

Many people report errata in the 1998 printing of the book. This site has corrections for the blue star afghan on the cover, if you decide to crochet it. You can also contact Herrschners for corrections. 

There are 48 patterns in the book, most are crochet. Twelve patterns use afghan stitch, so if you are a fan you have to check out those patterns.  The Memory Star blanket is a great way to learn the half granny square. This is a Granny square that one half (diagonally) is one color, the rest another color. Many quilt patterns could be crocheted using these half and full granny squares. I've always wanted to make a afghan this way. Maybe some day...

Of the five knit patterns my favorite is the fan stitch. This would make a great stash buster, take the strips with you then join them later. 

All in all this book will be staying in my library for now. If you would like a copy Amazon is selling them. That is my affiliate link. You don't pay more, but I get a small amount to help continue crafting. 

What pattern did you like most from the book? Here is another fabulous FO from ravelry:



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