Sampler Afghan Ideas

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While a whole project done in a single technique is generally a preferable way of designing most patterns for blankets or afghans, some projects come off spectacularly well by mixing and matching. It’s also a great way to  practice all the stitches you know and how to make transitions between them. Aside from that, you will end up with gorgeous, funky and wildly beautiful projects that are sure to bring a smile.

sampler ideas

Study of Transition Free Crochet Pattern

The first pattern is a case study of transitioning techniques as an art form. It uses two types of them, namely between colors and between textures, forcing you to really work on your color and technique combining skills. The end result is a very colorful, multi-textured project that you can make as coordinated or eclectic as you wish. Go on, treat yourself to a little whimsy and mix-n-match fun.

Skills: Beginner.   Designer: Michael Sellick

Study of transition

The full article about this pattern is here:

Study of Transition

Healing Stitches Afghan Free Crochet Pattern

The Healing Stitches afghan is another great sampler project with loads of wonderful transitions between stitches and colors. It would be so interesting to explore this project in varying combinations of colors and monochrome. This is also a great project for the beginner to really come to grips with varying stitches.

Skills: Beginner.   Designer:  Jeanne Steinhilber

healing stitches afghan

The full article about this pattern is here:

Healing Stitches Afghan

Tooty Stripey Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

This blanket definitely has some romantic vibes to it. Can you sense them as well? We love this ripple edging and the lightweight texture. This juicy cocktail of bright colors makes the design perfect for a baby blanket or an eye-catching accessory for your living room.

Tooty Stripey Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

The full article about this pattern is here:

Tooty Stripey Blanket, more info about this version here.

Stitch Sampler Scrapghan CAL Free Crochet Pattern

Wow, how is that for the ultimate stitch sampler? This blanket would be perfect as the final project of some very comprehensive series of crocheting classes. You should get on with it right now, you have so many wonderful techniques to learn!

Stitch Sampler Scrapghan CAL Free Crochet Pattern

The full article about this pattern is here:

Stitch Sampler Scrapghan CAL, more info here.

As-We-Go Stripey Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

What a dreamy combination of subtle colors, contrasting deep red, and various stitches that make the colors blend into each other like a dream. This blanket certainly proves that crocheting is a fine art, right? Create some art of your own, this lovely pattern is all you need!

As-We-Go Stripey Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

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The full article about this pattern is here:

As-We-Go Stripey Blanket, more info about this version here.

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  1. catherine says:

    lovely patterns here like the colors and the ideas

  2. Anna Smit says:

    Love the medley of patterns

  3. Hester Denny says:

    Absolutely inspiring and very beautiful, LOVE it

  4. They advertise free, but you can’t get them

    1. A link to each pattern is underneath its picture. It is usually the name of the pattern in blue color.

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