It’s the perfect time of year to cast on a big project. Night are cold (depending on what part of the world you live in!), and long, and dark. And while it’s Valentine’s week, which is fun!, we’re still ages away from the celebratory vibe of warmer weather. Whether you’ve got a few good episodes lined up in your Netflix queue, or your favorite show is back from winter hiatus, cozy up and cast on on one of our most popular afghans of the moment. We put together a list of kits & patterns, so let’s knock out one last big project of the winter!
If you’re feeling inspired to crochet your way through the rest of February, these are three sumptuous designs! The Celtic Afghan (Crochet) includes three distinct cables, which make for a challenging – but rewarding! – project. It works up in Vanna’s Choice, and while a neutral color is gorgeous (and smart when gifting) there are so many fun options for your space. The Adyson Afghan (Crochet) is offered as a pattern download or a kit, whichever works best for you! It’s pictured in Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle in Spice Market, and it’ll add a fun flavor to your decor. The Garden Trellis Afghan (Crochet) is another relatively easy pattern, with lovely results! The Super Bulky recommended weight will add coziness to the openwork design.
Alexandra Tavel is a wildly talented crafter, and all three of these beautiful patterns are her creations! She’s the brains & hands (and heart!) behind Two of Wands, and we at Lion Brand are thrilled to offer her fashionable kits. The Moroccan Wedding Blanket (Knit Kit) is a gorgeous throw, with striking texture and organic tones. It’s a Level 3 – Intermediate pattern, and Jane Anne gave it a 5-star review! “The new stitches I’ve learned are loads of fun,” she writes.
The Mexican Blanket (Knit Kit) is sure to become the favorite blanket in your house! It’s thick & warm, and the design will lend a rustic vibe to your home.
The Houndstooth Cabin Throw (Crochet Kit) does not, sadly, come with that cute dog! It does work up in Scarfie, our yarn that has risen to its own social media fame, and it can be worked up by even those more new to crochet. You’ll need 3 balls each of Silver/Charcoal and Cream/Taupe, and once you get the hang of the pattern, watch this traditional checkerboard appear before your eyes. Fun Fact: a smaller scale variation of this design is appropriately called ‘puppytooth’! The classic houndstooth pattern will have you feeling a bit British, maybe consider whipping it up while watching ‘The Crown’ (and admiring all the Queen’s corgies!).
Two knits, with different squared styles. The Checkerboard Afghan (Knit) is a Level 1 – Beginner project, worked up in our new Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle. The Fisherman color is pictured, but there are 8 lovely colors to choose from! Lighter colors will accentuate the stitching a bit more, but wouldn’t Navy be beautiful, too? Our other free knit on our most popular afghan list is the Urban Grid Afghan (Knit). It’s another Beginner level pattern, with the visual effect of colorwork. 4 neutral tones, in our ever-beloved Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, for maximum squish. The Simple Striped Afghan (Knit) is another squishy delight, with rich earth tones. The pattern is available for purchase for the price of a coffee!
Our crafters having been loving the throws, and their popularity inspired us to put together this list of our most popular afghans to knit & crochet. We hope one of these special projects catches your eye, and that you join us for long, cozy nights of stitching, whatever entertainment you choose. Let us know if you’ve got one in mind, or are working on one now! And be sure to tag us #LionBrand if you share a photo on social media.