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Subject: need idea for crochet pattern...help!!
Date Posted: 4/20/2012 1:35 PM ET
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My husband went out and picked out yarn and wants me to make an afghan for him. I've been looking in all my books and can't quite find a pattern that fits his requests. Keep in mind I am fairly new to crocheting and taught myself. He bought super chunky, soft yarn and he got it in forest green and black. He wants it to be a supertight weave...he says he "doesn't like how holey afghans usually are" and he hates fringe. Since I am still sort of new, I was unsure if you can substitute that chunky yarn into any pattern? Thanks for the help!

Date Posted: 4/24/2012 1:48 PM ET
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I'm new to crochet, too. I would probably try doing a blanket in double crochet stitches all the way through.

Date Posted: 4/24/2012 4:40 PM ET
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Try ravelry.com (need to register, I belive, but it's free)

It's a site for crocheters and knitters with many free patterns and a good search tool. You can also see the results when other users have used that pattern but made yarn / color / etc substitutions and adjustments. 

Hope this helps.

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 1:14 PM ET
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Try allfreecrochet.com.   They have tons of patterns and they'll tell you if they're for beginner, easy, intermediate or advanced.

Date Posted: 6/6/2012 3:26 PM ET
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Another good source of free patterns are websites for yarnmakers, such as Red Heart and Lion Brand. They have LOTS of stuff to choose from and you can often find patterns specifically for your type of yarn.

good luck!

MaryF

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 1:09 PM ET
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If I were a new crocheter I would do a single stitch afghan in stripes running horizonally as I crochet.  It's fast, there are no holes and there is a minimal waste of yarn and no fringe.   If he bought a lot of yarn than I would do a double-sided afghan, it's heavy the crochet on one side fills in the holes on the other side and it is warm.  Really warm.