Are you wondering at the results of our last crochet showdown, Puppies Vs. Kittens? It was a tough race, and you may have sweated over your choice.
We can’t blame you, both of those animals are super cute. In the end, crochet puppy patterns won by just the tip of a pug’s nose. It was almost a tie!
Here’s another breakdown:
So, dog people, you win this time. But remember who loves yarn just as much as crocheters!*
“Maybe not right meow… but I’ll be back!”
On to the next showdown! This time, we’re going to focus on what you really love: afghans! As the online crochet community grows and thousands of crochet patterns have been shared online, crochet patterns have evolved quite a bit. People take older ones and modify them to look more modern or make them easier to work up. That’s wonderful!
But we wonder… do you really like the old-school, traditional patterns, or do modern patterns grab your eye? We have plenty of examples from AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com to help you make your choice!
The appeal for vintage crochet afghans is obvious — they’re timeless! When you’re making a baby blanket or a gift afghan, you hope in your yarny heart that it will be loved and snuggled. If it’s a true work of art, it may even be handed down in the family for generations to come. Admit it, you’re going for heirloom status.
- Grandma’s Favorite Afghan
- 1952 Indoor Garden Afghan
- American Rose Afghan
- Stained Glass Window Afghan
- Blanket of Roses Afghan – My personal favorite vintage afghan! So pretty.
On the other side of the coin, maybe you like aiming for the “wow right now.” Do you love those trendy, poppin’ crochet afghan patterns that prove crocheting isn’t just a grandma hobby? (What’s wrong with grandma hobbies, anyway? Rock on, silver-haired!) Anyway, creative, modern patterns seem to get a lot of attention on Pinterest and they keep crochet young.
- Modern Wedding Ring Throw
- Neat Ripple Afghan
- Modern Houndstooth Patchwork Blanket
- Blackberry Salad Striped Baby Blanket – Gorgeous!
- Chevron Blanket
So, what’s it gonna be? If you have to choose, do you prefer vintage afghan patterns or modern afghan patterns? Cast your vote now! Poll closes Wednesday, November 26.
*Cats shouldn’t really play with yarn. They could eat it and have health problems!