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My Favourite Baby Blanket & Afghan Crochet Patterns Book

Updated on July 23, 2014

My go to Favourite book of Baby Blanket Crochet patterns is 'Best Baby Afghans' which is full to the brim of the most beautiful blankets to make. There are not just 1, 2 or 5 but 54 original and unique crochet patterns each one as delightful as the next, the way in which the patterns are written make them easy to understand and will help you create the most beautiful baby blankets, to wrap those little ones up in some handmade love.

With this book I guarantee you will never run out of ideas or projects. I have even made a shawl following one of the patterns.

My Mother's friend gave me this book, but I mislaid it on my travels, so I was over joyed when I was given a brand new copy of the Best Baby Afghans by Arts and Leisure.

The quality of the patterns and the easy manner in which the steps are written, makes this a winner. And one of my all time favorite Pattern Books in my collection.

It is packed full of ideas, and inspiration for you to easily create those luxurious soft, ruffly baby blankets, each one as different as the next. Giving you lots of crochet project possibilities.

Even as an intermediate crocheter it is still my go to reference book for creating pram and blankets sets.

I have taken the body of one pattern and mixed and matched the ruffle and finish from another. When I am asked if I can make a set for a gift, I automatically reach for this book and let the customer choose their favorite, whether its the one blanket or a mix of 2 or 3.

The photos in the book are wonderful and show off the delicate lace patterns,. Some stitches look advanced but are actually very easy to make. And they help me to look like an expert in the intricate stitches of crochet

If you know a crocheter this would be a fantastic gift, it is a pattern book that has stood the test of time, and is proven by those who are repeat buyers of it.

FREE Crochet Pattern for the C2C Corner to corner crochet Baby Blanket
FREE Crochet Pattern for the C2C Corner to corner crochet Baby Blanket

I am always asked for pram blankets and baby sets. Soon you will be crocheting beautiful blankets like this one, this is made using the Corner to Corner crochet technique sweeping the crafting community.

Image is Authors Own - Free Crochet Patterns and Designs By LisaAuch

Have you ever crocheted a Baby Afghan?

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I do love the ripple afghans and think they are so beautiful, yet again they are so easy to crochet.

Leisure Arts Learn to Crochet Ripple Afghans Book
Leisure Arts Learn to Crochet Ripple Afghans Book

Have you ever wanted to crochet these ripple afghans, now there is no excuse.


DO you have a favourite Pattern book you follow or get your inspiration from? Or have I inspired you to pick up that hook and get started on that crochet Project.


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      cathy-ettinger 4 years ago

      i love the white one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      mountaingrammy 4 years ago

      @Sylvestermouse: I've been collecting crochet patterns for years and have a very large bookcase that is full of almost nothing but crochet patterns, plus three file drawers full and the ones I've pinned and downloaded from the internet. I guess that makes me a patternaholic in addition to a yarnaholic cause I have much more yarn that I can fit in a very large cabinet (same size as bookcase full of patterns) that my husband and father-in-law made for me years ago with lots of little cubbies to try to organize the year. Impossible task!! lol.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The white one you featured is really lovely.

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      I love the look of that corner-to-corner crochet blanket design!

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      nightbear lm 4 years ago

      Gorgeous baby blanket patterns in this book. I love it too. I love the picture of your corner to corner baby blanket. A real beauty.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      I have a whole short bookcase just for my crochet patterns books, but I don't have this one! Like you, I ofter refer back to them. Sometimes just for inspiration. Thank you for the recommendation.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      there's something so calming about crocheting (very addictive too) - also, crocheting baby items is even more peaceful (makes sense)