Modern Crochet Afghans: Color & Texture
Learn to make three stylish, modern afghans alongside crochet designer Salena Baca. With her simple tips and tricks, you'll be able to infuse gorgeous hues and modern textures into every afghan you create.
Salena Baca has been hooked on crochet for more than 25 years. She began designing in 2009 and currently has 196 published patterns. Salena is also the founder of several crochet organizations, including the Design Wars Challenge, The Pattern Pack and the American Crochet Association.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Salena Baca and begin class by working the vibrant Massapequa afghan. Salena shares her tips for choosing a gorgeous color combination, even if picking colors is hard for you! Then, she walks you through the pattern repeats and standard sizes, and shows how easy it is to make a custom size.
Put your hook to yarn and start working a surprisingly simple two row repeat. Then, learn how to make and attach a funky fringe border, and use Salena's alternate color ideas to spark your imagination.
Move on to your next beautiful project, the gradient-inspired Color Block afghan. You'll find out to work the four-row repeat with post stitches to create a dense, warm fabric that's ideal for the comforting color harmonies.
Add the finishing touches to your Color Block afghan as Salena guides you through creating a classic border that perfectly complements your color choices.
Start your final afghan by jumping into lacework! You'll see why working with one color keeps you focused on the intricate but easy-to-work pattern.
Finish your lacy afghan by looking at color in thoughtful ways. Salena also explains how to work this lovely design from the center out for different looks.