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Where can I find crochet afghan patterns?

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Crochet Patterns Galore is a online-directory of free crochet patterns. It offers free patterns for a jeweled-lattice afghan, bright-squares afghan, color-wheel afghan, diamond-shape afghan, lace-ripple afghan, scrap afghan and star-crossed afghan. Crochet patterns can be found in books, magazines or online. Many beautiful crochet afghan patterns can be accessed for free, but some patterns must be purchased.

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Yarn companies, such as Lion Brand Yarns, have free pattern sections on their websites that allow visitors to search for patterns by project and type of yarn. Interweave, the publisher of Interweave Crochet magazine, offers downloadable patterns, books, and instructional videos at its Crochet Me online shop. Free pattern websites also exist; they often offer a collection of patterns for afghans and afghan motifs from personal blogs and commercial websites.

Crochet books are a traditional source of crochet afghan patterns. These books can be found in the arts and crafts section of many book stores, craft stores or the local library. Old pattern books are still the best and sometimes the only way to find vintage crochet patterns that are not available anywhere else. New pattern books are still published regularly.

Magazines devoted to the craft of crochet, such as Crochet! magazine, regularly include patterns for afghans that range from simple to challenging. Additional free and paid patterns can be found on its companion websites.

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