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Quilts to Crochet

Quilts to Crochet

I have slowed down with my crochet projects the last several years as I have delved into quilting. But there will always be a special place in my hobby heart for crochet. I’ve had numerous requests over the years to provide patterns for my Afghan designs. That’s always been somewhat difficult as I tend to create as I move along in the afghan (rather like free motion quilting).

However, with Tunisian crochet, the effort becomes a little easier by using graphs. I designed my first afghan based on quilt blocks back in 2009. I wanted to crochet a copy of a quilt I designed…just to see if I could do it. It actually went quite well and I learned a lot as I progressed through the afghan.

Blue Bayou Sampler Afghan

Blue Bayou

Afghans based on quilt block designs are becoming more popular and I’ve decided to enhance my crochet section into its own website, Quilts to Crochet. This site will include video instruction with crochet along afghan projects. I’ll still post finished projects to Hobby Stash but the day-to-day videos and posts related specifically to crochet will at its new home with its own email newsletter.

If you enjoy Tunisian crochet, come join me at Quilts to Crochet. My first crochet-along project is a Tunisian Sampler afghan that will explore the different Tunisian stitches block by block. We’ll move on from there to designing specific quilt blocks to crochet.