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Review: Great American Afghans


First, the facts:

Title: The Great North American Afghan

Published by: XRX Publications, 2011

Pages: 53

Type: Afghan pattern, 24 squares.

Title: The Great American Kids Afghan

Published by: XRX Publications, 2011

Pages: 29

Type: Afghan pattern, 12 squares.

Great American Afghans

The In-Depth Look:

Both these books (booklets?) are very simply a straight pattern for an afghan–the “Great North American Afghan” or the “Great American Kids Afghan.” Which isn’t to say that they patterns themselves are actually simple.

Each afghan is made of up different squares, some simple, some complex, some easy, some challenging, some single-color, some multi-colored … you get the idea. Put together, they make up a varied, interesting crazy-quilt of an afghan. The one for kids has pretty much every basic crayon-box color you can imagine. The one for adults has all the squares working from the same color combination.

Except, of course, you can do whatever you want with these blocks. You don’t HAVE to make every one of them. You can make an afghan out of just one block done over and over. Or two blocks. You can change colors. You can make pillows … But the fact that each book has a variety of different blocks to choose from means that you’ve got lots of options.

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This review copy was kindly donated by XRX. Thank you!

My Gush: Straightforward collection of afghan squares.

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