One of my most cherished childhood memories is reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic “Little House on the Prairie” series — seeing what adventures Laura would get into always had me coming back for more. Throughout the series, the Ingalls family lived in a sod house, in the “big woods” of Wisconsin… but perhaps most memorable was the series’ eponymous little house on the Kansas prairie.
Log cabins, like the one in Wilder’s series, are a true American icon. Log Cabin Day — typically celebrated the last Sunday in June — is an event for many in the Midwest states to celebrate a simpler time and help preserve a part of history. Among traditions that date back to prairie times is Log Cabin quilting, named for its construction. Log Cabin patterns in knitting and crocheting are a great way to make use of a wide color palette, as well as a way to get through a stash of yarn!
Log Cabin afghans make beautiful housewarming gifts. Make one for your family, or someone you know! Here, we round-up a few of our favorite Lion Brand patterns for Log Cabin throws, blankets, and lapghans:
|Crochet Log Cabin Afghan, made with Wool-Ease®||Knit Striped Squares Afghan, made with Heartland®||Crochet Log Cabin Afghan, made with Vanna’s Tapestry® and Vanna’s Choice®|
|Crochet Log Cabin Arrow Afghan, made with Heartland®||Crochet Bright Log Cabin Afghan, made with Hometown USA®||Crochet Log Cabin Afghan, made with Fishermen’s Wool|
|Crochet Cozy Cabin Throw, made with Vanna’s Choice®||Knit Slip Stitch Sampler Lapghan, made with Vanna’s Choice®||Crochet Baby Log Cabin Blanket, made with Vanna’s Choice®|
* Not a Lion Brand pattern.