Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Kit 32 – Circular Lapghan Review

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The Circular Lapghan is a small circular afghan that is perfect for a weekend project. It is a small project that whips up quickly as you are enjoying your evenings among your family. Hubby was reading a book to me as I crocheted this easy level Lapghan. We are currently reading through the book “Don’t Look Now, But Your Attitude Is Showing by Raymond Barber”. Because of my love of crocheting, and my hubby’s soothing reading voice – this is a way we can spend time together while I crochet that is productive for both of us.

The kit came with two skeins of bulky weight, blue variegated yarn of about 460 yards. Unfortunately, as is fast becoming their trademark, the yarn was in unmarked labels. Which means I cannot purchase any more, this is a disappointment, as the yarn was easy to work with and quickly glided from the hook to form the stitches.

The kit also came with two patterns, one set of instructions for knitting and one for crocheting. As always, I completed the crocheted pattern. The pattern itself was very well written and easy to follow the step by step directions. The only stitches you will need to master in order to work the simple shell pattern (Simple Lacy Shell) is the chain (The Chain Stitch), single crochet (The Single Crochet) and double crochet (The Double Crochet).

This is the type of project that you would want to do if you would like to have some experience working in rounds on a larger scale then a pot holder or a coaster. Because of the ease of pattern you will be able to concentrate on the process of forming the rounds.

When I started working on it I was not sure where or who it would go to when I was finished. Then my husband shared he would like to visit his uncle, who is bound to a wheel chair and we decided it would be a perfect item for a host gift for his visit. It turned out to be perfect timing for the visit and his uncle was delighted to receive such a heart felt gift. As all homemade gifts are.

I could easily seeing myself crocheting this gift if the need arises, so I am giving this kit a 9, losing one point for the yarn skeins being in unmarked labels.

Would love to hear about some gifts you have given while visiting relatives.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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