Category Archives: Paid Pattern – Afghan

New Pattern – All the Colors – Simple Striped Blanket

All the Colors – Simple Striped Blanket.

I designed this baby blanket for the complete Stone Washed XL/River Washed XL Colour Pack of 50 – 15g mini-skeins. This pattern beautifully showcases all 50 shades.

Blanket using complete Colour Pack measures 28” x 43” ( 71 x 109 cm). Border adds about 2 inches (5 cm.)

Easy to crochet and the pattern is completely reversible with the same nubby texture on both sides.

Pattern can be completed with only the Colour Pack but I added an optional border which needs an additional 2.5 skeins.

Purchase this pattern and take advantage of my Buy One, Get One Free in my Ravelry Store until May 11, 2018.

Pattern support on my Ravelry Board and Facebook Crochet-A-Long Page. Purchase Colour Pack.


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Introducing my new crocheted blanket pattern – “Faded Love ” – now available for purchase on .

Stunning in its simplicity, this versatile granny square blanket can blend in with any decor, from vintage to modern.

The square itself is easily learned, with basic crochet stitches and a few front-post stitches. For a 47” x 56” throw, you will need 20 skeins; for 56” x 83”, you will need 36. Once you master the pattern, sit back and enjoy many evenings of relaxing crochet with an impressive result. Suitable for the beginning crocheter.

Use your artist’s eye to put together your own color combinations, or follow my lead with the luscious shades of Stonewashed XL, a chunky cotton/acrylic blend.  Update:  Yarn Packs in the Stonewashed XL are available at Deramores.  Use this link (US) or this (UK) or this (Canada)  and I will get a commission. (Use the pulldown menu for other countries.)  Try mentioning my name at checkout for a 20% discount too.  If you purchase the yarn pack through my link I will send you the pattern for free  – send me a private message or email with your order number and Ravelry name.

Directions for a stretchy join are included; this join is excellent when squares vary a little in size. ”

I used 36 skeins of Stonewashed XL for this blanket in the following amounts:

18 skeins Crystal Quartz, 2 skeins Corundum Ruby, 2 skeins Amazonite, 1 skein each Red Jasper, Yellow Jasper, Garnet, Deep Amethyst, Lemon Quartz, Green Agate, Smokey Quartz, Boulder Opal, Blue Apatite, Canada Jade, Coral, New Jade, Lilac Quartz, Brown Agate

Or put together your own combination.  If you purchase from Deramores using this link US or UK or click the banner on the right side of my blog I will get a commission on your purchase.  Thanks!  First-time buyers can mention my name at check-out for a 20% discount.

I am planning to start the CAL on September 21, 2015, with pattern support on my Ravelry board, and also in my Facebook CAL group.


Revisiting September Morning Afghan

September Morning Afghan was one of my Mystery Afghans a few years ago and it never fails to have a stunning result.  The pattern consists of three 18″ motifs which, individually, would be very suitable for throw pillows too!  I am going to release each motif separately, but here is a discount code to take 20% off the price of any of this and any of my four Mystery Afghans – Hexaghan, Garden State Afghan, and Deco’Ghan.  Coupon good until August 31, 2015 is MysteryGhan.  Here are lovely versions by KinnicChick, runningyogini, Kallene, and lisatinbath:

kinnicchickrunningyoginiseptmornkallene sept mornlisatinbath


Courtyard Tiles Afghan in Purple!

This is such a pretty version of Courtyard Tiles Afghan that ViviLion posted to Ravelry.  She came up with a way of cutting down on the number of ends by carrying the purple yarn across the back loops and the white yarn in the front loops.  So nice.


Did you know the 8-pointed star shape is  called an octogram and is prominent in the symbolism of many cultures and religions?  The Star of Lakshmi represents the Hindu eight pillars of wealth:

star of lakshmi

It is also found in the Islamic culture; this is a ceramic tile in the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 13th Century Iran.

tile islamic

In Christianity, the eight-pointed star is called the Star of Redemption, and many baptismal fonts are octagonal:



I’ve seen hardwood floor inlays:

hardwood floor medallion

Sol Lewitt painted this Stars 8-Pointed  in 1996:

Sol Lewitt -stars-8-pointed-1996

And we’re all familiar with gorgeous quilts with the star motif:

Hunters Star

I guess I’m in good company with my Eight-Pointed Flower from 2012 (this by Katsgrace):

Eight Pointed Flower katsgrace


Modern Blanket of Flowers CAL

There will be a CAL (Crochet Along) to my pattern Modern Blanket of Flowers over on the Vanna’s Choice Fan Club board on Ravelry March through July.  (You don’t have to use Vanna’s Choice.  I love Vanna’s Choice, but this pattern is suited to a self-striping yarn.  You can use anything, though.)  It is a friendly group that shares photos and progress.  I’m excited to see how all the versions come out!

Here’s one I love by jnmac102:


Graphic Circles Throw – New Pattern – Free with Coupon Code

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Graphic Circles Throw is ready!  Easy beginner pattern with striking results. Simple bullseye circles with a twist – one single post stitch makes all the difference. A careful and minimalist join brings out the corner design, making for a modern and eye-catching throw.

Two colors keep it simple, but make it your own with color changes.

I used 6 skeins of Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta (170 yards per skein) and 5 skeins of Vanna’s Choice in Silver Heather (145 yards per skein) with an I hook but I am a loose crocheter. I recommend a J hook to achieve my gauge and size – the throw is about 52” x 68” with 48 motifs.

Join us for discussion, questions, pattern support, and brag photos on the Julie Yeager Designs board  on Ravelry – all are welcome; I love to see what you come up with. Make a project page to inspire others!

I would love to inspire beginning crocheters to complete their first afghan with this pattern.  I am offering the pattern free with coupon code CIRCLES for the next three months.  Offer expires April 30, 2015.  If you like the pattern, spread the word!  Please link back to this blog and do not share the coupon code.  Share the link to my blog.  Thanks!

Thanks for your interest in my patterns; please see all my designs at my Ravelry Store.

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The border on the left is not included with the pattern, haven’t written it up yet.

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