The front covers (back cover) gives us a color preview of three of the patterns.
C-454 Palette Afghan - stitched with an afghan hook and multi-colored yarn - 49 x 65 inches. I really like these multi-color yarn effects. May the same afghan for every one in the family and they will all be different. Seems like it would be another great way to use up complimentary color scraps.
B-129 Greek Key - Crocheted blocks, alternating between solid color and the Greek Key motif - 50 x 70. The pattern calls for two colors.
B-130 Rosebud Ring - Crochet, Puff Stitch 4 1/2" motifs made up this 44 x 60 afghan. This is a good example of a potentially nice afghan, but lousy selling photography by C&C.
B-131 Mexicana - A Colorful Crocheted Afghan made up of 5 1/2 inch hexagonal motifs - 49 x 72. This is another one using variegated yarns. American Thread also did a Mexicana Afgan in the early 1940s, with no real similarities.
B-132 Chequerboard knitted afghan is Quaker stitch in triangles of solid color and again, variegated yarns - 47 x 64.
B-133 Ship's Cable - Knitted bulky afghan, bold and elegant at the same time, is worked in strips and has lush fringe - 42 x 64.
B-134 Symphony - Crochet Afghan - 48 x 69. Look close; this is an attractive piece, but I'd think that it's calling on little fingers (or even larger ones), pulls on, or slipping things through, those textural loops.
B-135 Shepherd's Plaid - Woven Tapestry - 44 x 55. This masculine piece is created by drawing a long tapestry needle through curtain scrim.
B-136 Henry Clay Wheel - Crochet Geometric afghan. The design is based on an Early American quilt pattern - 41 x 61.
B-137 Pompon Posy - Afghan Stitch with embroidery details and little pompons - 47 x 67.
B-138 Lattice Lace - Knit with Crochet; a lovely afghan with alternating strips of openwork lace and diamonds - 45 x 66
B-139 - Cottage Garden - Created with an afghan hook and enhanced with a delightful embroidery motif - 51 - 65.
B-141 Carriage Trade - A knitted cable for baby, perfectly sized for carriage or cribs - 32 x 42.
Truth be told, with the exception of the Cottage Garden, which just isn't my style, I like all of them. I find Ship's Cable close to perfect in a stately simplicity standpoint. And, I find myself taking a second peak at Chequerboard; it's quite interesting. I checked each pattern, and they done an above average job with this booklet getting all the charts and graphs included.
I've scanned the book,Afghans to Knit and Crochet, and a couple of the individual patterns to PDF format and put them in my shop. (Individual patterns will have links under the picture). Now that I've officially shared this one ... I can now move it from my pending review box and onto the Official Collection shelf.
Thanks for looking,