10 Crochet Prayer Shawls

Prayer Shawl

Do you know someone who is ill and may need their spirits lifted? Prayer shawls are becoming a very wonderful way to show your love and support to a friend or relative who you think could benefit from your gesture of care. Crocheted prayer shawls have become increasingly popular as gifts to the ones we […]

Fall Trend Alert: Crochet and Knit Super Scarves


I’m the type of person who waits to bust out the heavy winter coat until the cold frost has set on the grass – probably because I’m in denial at having to suffer through a frigid winter season. Instead, I layer up as much as possible with sweaters and lighter jackets, with socks, boots and […]

Crazy for the Catherine Wheel Stitch

Crazy for the Catherine Wheel Stitch

The Catherine Wheel stitch is such a unique stitch that creates little crochet stitch pinwheels throughout your work. It’s a stitch that lets you practice increasing and decreasing and looks great in multiple colors or as a solid shade. Since it uses such basic crochet stitches, it’s actually pretty easy to learn, despite its complicated […]

These Booties Were Made for Walking: 15 Baby Booties Crochet Patterns

15 Baby Booties Crochet Patterns (1)

Whenever my dad helps me pack to go on a trip, he always compares the number of shoes I wear to the length of time I’ll be traveling and demands to know how I could possibly wear an average of three different pairs per day! Well, Dad, I’m baffled, too, but the important thing is […]

20 New and Favorite Easy Crochet Scarf Patterns

New and Favorite Crochet Scarves

With fall and winter seasons fast approaching, you’re probably beginning the hunt for the perfect crochet scarf patterns. Maybe you’re tired of doing the same patterns you’ve always done and are ready to take some creative and stylish risks. If this is the case, you’ll definitely want to check out these 20 New and Favorite […]

14 Crocodile Stitch Patterns for an EDGY Wardrobe

Crocodile Stitch Patterns for an EDGY Wardrobe

We’ve all been there: that fashion rut, the abyss of boring old styles, the days when we stare at our closets and wonder where all our cute clothes are hiding. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with new ways of dressing up your outfits while still staying true to your fashion sense. Don’t worry—we can […]

Two Skeins or Less: 12 Quickie Crochet Afghan Patterns

2 Skein Projects - AFCAP Blog

A few years ago, I had the bright idea to start crocheting my own striped blanket. I used simple double crochet stitches and didn’t plan on using any color changes except when I finished a full skein of yarn. As I soon found out, however, crocheting a full afghan is a huge commitment. I’ve been […]

New Patterns on the Block: 18 Color Block Patterns

New Patterns on the Block

Legos aren’t the only things you can build with blocks (but don’t worry, we haven’t left those beloved toys out of this collection). Color block patterns are bold, eye-catching, and modern—the perfect way to spice up your crochet afghan patterns, home decor, or personal fashion statements. They use solid colors to create clean, sharp contrasts, […]

Stitch Spotlight: 15 Afghans with Tunisian Crochet Stitches

Stitch Spotlight

Today is the day to shine a light on one of my favorite designs: the oh-so-versatile Tunisian crochet stitch. Yes, it is a design grandkids and grannies can agree on. One of the best things about this pattern is the way it combines modern and vintage design by bringing back what used to be known as the afghan […]