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2018 Crochet-a-long

Welcome to the 2018 Crochet-a-long!

Last fall, I wanted to design a crochet sampler afghan as a skill building project for new crocheters.  Since tackling an entire afghan can seem intimidating, I wrote the pattern one stitch at a time!  This pattern includes a new and interesting crochet stitch for every month.  If you make two blocks every month, by December you will have 24 8" x 8" blocks ready to turn into a cozy afghan!

I added some "Prequel Blocks" for brand-new crocheters to learn the basic Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, and Double Crochet stitches.  The January Block reviews basic stitches and the February Block teaches the Treble Crochet.  The rest of the blocks teach textured combination stitches:  Front and Back Stitch, Lemon Peel, Moss Stitch, Paired Single Crochet, Single Crochet Mesh, Suzette, Spider Stitch, Puffs, Bobbles, and Bullion Stitch.

The patterns for individuals blocks will be published one at a time on Ravelry (The "Prequels" and January through July are already posted.)  For those planning to do the full Crochet-a-long, I recommend buying the ebook, 2018 Vintage Vixen Crochet-a-long.  It will be updated throughout the year to include all the patterns, along with bonus materials like internal borders, joining the blocks, and finishing the afghan.

Happy Hooking!


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