I’ve been working on the Ringtoss Afghan that is featured on the front cover of Crochet World Magazine for August 2012. I will level with you, I’m not usually one to be enticed by the front cover of a magazine in order to purchase it just for one or two patterns. I think it’s because so many great sites like AllFreeCrochet and AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns exist for me to pick out something that is free to follow.
Having said that, some patterns are definitely worth the purchase and for me this is one of them. I bought this one due to the 3D look of the pattern. I recently ran a review of this Ringtoss Afghan pattern on YouTube.
I don’t have any association to Crochet World or to the designer, Barbara Worn-Wurtz, who created this pattern. However, I recently heard from Barbara thanking me for the appreciation of loving her design.
This pattern isn’t a pattern that you will get done within a week… I think it would take you about 3 weeks to complete if you have the time. The wonderful thing about this afghan is that the reverse side (which you can’t see in the magazine) is really nice as well.
For me, this is one of the best paid-for designs for 2012. This pattern has excited me greatly and I am about 75% done with it. I am posting a work in progress (WIP) update on The Crochet Crowd Facebook to show people my challenges and how fast this really takes.
If you see this magazine at the store or online, take a close look at this pattern and see if it is something that interests you.
See you next Wednesday.
What books or magazines have you bought based on a cover pattern?