Monthly Archives: January 2016

JulieAnny’s Stained Glass Afghan Square Coupon Code

Today I’m offering  $2.00 off the price of one of my most popular designs, JulieAnny’s Stained Glass Afghan Square, exclusively for readers of this blog.  Click this direct link to  reduce the price from $3.99 to $1.99 (slightly more if VAT applies.)  Offer expires March 1, 2016.  If you need tutorial photos, send me a message.


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I love seeing finished afghans using this block.  Here are lovely versions by crochetqueen98, candygram5000, lisje, and KarenRedBaron.There are over 500 project photos on Ravelry for inspiration.  Thanks to all who support my work by purchasing patterns, posting photos, and recommending Julie Yeager Designs!



Finishing our Afghan Block CAL

There are many options when it comes to joining our afghan blocks.  I am lagging behind but I plan to put the border from “Fantastic” Block on all the blocks and then just slip stitch the blocks together.  I love to slip stitch through the front loops on the front side of the work and almost always use this join, especially when I do not want to distract from the design of the block.

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When I first started joining blocks in afghan swaps I would add rounds of dc and sc in pretty color combinations to tie everything together.  Simple but effective, and I think fringe is underrated.  🙂

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A favorite and classic join is Priscilla Hewitt’s “Flat Braid Join.”  Be careful at the corners; that part always trips me up!  There are video tutorials out there for this method.

My designer friend Margaret MacInnis has done several tutorials on joining methods.  Her “No Hook Out” method is a favorite, but check out her other tutorials.

Sandra at Crochet Cabana has a great description of a “Join As You Go.”  Love this.

So there are many great resources out there for joining your blocks, and each time you finish an afghan you will improve your skills.

What are you crocheting/knitting?

What are we crocheting/knitting now in January?  I’m waiting for the yarn packs for our next Crochet-A-Long to be ready. It is going to be a re-working of my Garden State Afghan and will be a free pattern given out over a period of 8 weeks. Here is a sneak peek:

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Planning future projects – I have a unique (paid) design coming up to rival Modern Blanket of Flowers in the beauty/style/ease of execution/fun department. Can’t wait to finish. Then our Summer 2016 free Mystery-A-Long is in the thinking stage and it will be awesome.

If you are interested in another afghan Block Crochet A Long, my good friend designer Margaret MacInnis is running a CAL on her Ravelry board and will be featuring a new block from “moi” in March. Get in on the fun with her group on Ravelry.  Her new Facebook page is  up now and she’s working on a blog.  Give her a “like” and tell her I sent you.  ;p