Winter is the best time of year to settle down on the couch with a cozy blanket, some snacks, and some serious television series marathoning. If you’re currently enthralled with a show or have a box set sitting on your shelf waiting to be devoured, these 15 Crochet Projects Worth the Extra Mile are the perfect way to make that time just a little bit more productive. From crochet afghans to gorgeous crochet shawls, these crochet projects all take a little more time to finish than smaller projects. They are, however, completely worth the extra amount of effort.
Afghans are some of the most popular crochet projects on the net. What I like best about working up an afghan on the couch is that it eventually gets long enough to snuggle into while you are working. These afghans are all excellent examples of this super rewarding type of project. Consider working up one of these crochet projects while you veg out. Once it is finished, you can either give it away or keep it close to keep you warm.
1. 5 1/2 Hour Throw
2. Addicted to Chevron Afghan (pictured)
3. Beginner Squares Afghan
4. Crocheted Shell Ripple Afghan
5. Brightly Colored Windchime Afghan
Crochet rugs are a fabulous way to add a homey look to your abode. I have an extra-large crocheted rug in my bedroom and I absolutely love it. Unlike many other rugs, the texture of a crocheted rug is super comfy on your feet. The only downside to a rug crochet project is that it is not super portable. When working up a rug, you pretty much need to be at home once the project gets to a certain size. This makes a rug an awesome piece to work up in front of the television.
1. One Week Crochet Rug (pictured)
2. Vibrant Granny Circle Rug
3. Contemporary Classic Crochet Rug
4. Crocheted Daisy Rug
5. Big Stitch Alpaca Rugs
Crochet clothes are amazing pieces to add to your wardrobe for some extra warmth. While a scarf or cowl pattern can be a lot of fun, wearables like these shrugs and ponchos are much better at keeping you cozy. There’s nothing I love more than sporting a nice crocheted piece when sweater weather comes around. These crochet projects are awesome wearable pieces to work up while devouring season after season of your favorite show.
1. Arizona Poncho
2. Unforgettable Top Down Shawl
3. Pink Crochet Shawl (pictured)
4. Over-sized Olive Jacket
5. Easy V-Stitch Cocoon Shrug
If you love these crochet projects, you’ll love these 9 Quick and Easy Afghans + Bonus Video.
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