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Dolphin Spider Bee Afghan Patterns

Animal patterns are some of the most popular in Afghan crochet. For tips on using dolphin, Spider and bee patterns read our guide…New crocheters may not always find what they expect when searching for free patterns on the internet. While there are many patterns for afghan squares with dolphin and bee motifs, some of the [...]

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Apple Afghan Crochet Patterns

Apples are a popular motif in many crafts including crochet. For more ideas on how to incorporate an apple pattern into your Afghan crochet read on…There are many free apple afghan crochet patterns to download. Mile-a-Minute has a very pretty design which works up quickly. Some designs feature a solid background color while others use [...]

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Crochet Poinsettia Afghan

Crochet poinsettia afghans make wonderful Christmas decorations or gifts. For more information on making your own poinsettia read our guide…There are many different variations of this type of afghan which may be worked as white on red or red on white. One of the most common variations is a separately crocheted flower which is attached [...]

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One Piece Afghan Patterns

Afghan one piece patterns an save a lot of time when crocheting. For more information on the benefits of using this pattern read our guide…Afghans are large and for this reason the most popular patterns are usually worked in small squares or stripes which are joined together. This makes the work easier to handle and [...]

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Crochet Shell Stitch Afghan Patterns

The shell stitch is classic in crochet patterns and is used to create sweaters, doilies, afghans and more. for more info on using the shell stich pattern with your Afghan crochet kit read on…The shell stitch can be worked in every type of material from the finest cotton thread to bulky weight yarn. There are [...]

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Crochet Circle and Square Afghan

The crochet circle and square afghan pattern is a variation of the basic granny square pattern. For more information on using this pattern in your crochet read our guide…The circle and square pattern is usually worked in at least two colors to provide visual interest. The center circle always contains stitches in multiples of four, [...]

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Crochet Graph And Wave Afghan Patterns

There are many free instructions available for crochet graph and wave afghans patterns. For more info on graph and wave Afghan patterns read our guide…As a rule, wave afghans are worked in one piece or in strips while graph afghans may be worked as one piece, as strips or as squares. Graph afghans are for [...]

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Crochet Prairie Star Afghan Patterns

There are two popular types of instructions for star afghans. To find out how to use the prairie pattern read our guide…A single 5 pointed star in the center of an afghan is referred to as a lone star afghan pattern, but 6 pointed stars whether created as a single center star or stars throughout [...]

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Afghan Hound Puppies

An Afghan hound puppy may be the perfect choice for you if you want a dog that portrays a regal appearance. These make fine show dogs. For more facts and information read our guide…The Afghan hound puppy is born to a litter of anywhere from one to fifteen, with eight being the average litter. He [...]

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Afghan Poppy Variety

The Afghan poppy is very beautiful and comes in many varieties. As such, you merely need to pick the variety you wish to plant and the climate to grow them in whether indoors or out or hot and dry or cool and moist…Afghanistan is the world’s leading supplier of poppies grown for the illegal drug [...]

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Knit Ripple Baby Afghan

For those of you that would like to knit a baby afghan, there is good news. There are numerous patterns and designs for the baby Afghan. Read our guide for more facts and information…Listed below are two fairly simple knit ripple baby Afghans: Pattern One Size 15 circular needles.  Finished size is 33″x46″. Two different [...]

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Feather and Fan Baby Afghans

Ready to knit a beautiful baby afghan? While the feather and fan baby afghan looks and sounds hard, it is a fairly easy stitch. Read our guide for more facts and information…The feather and fan stitch is an old Shetland lace pattern. It is also called old shale. It creates a gently scalloped border. This [...]

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Afghan Wedding Dresses

Afghan brides are returning to the old traditional way of dressing for a wedding. This can be explained in two words: Taliban influence. Read our guide for more facts and information…Since the Taliban was driven out of Afghanistan in 2002, women there have demanded and received more freedom to express themselves and have done this [...]

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Afghan Wedding Traditions

Afghan weddings mix a little of the modern with a great deal of the traditional. Customs centuries old are still in use today. See our guide for more facts and information…The wedding will last from about 6 P.M. to about 11:00 P.M.  In a traditional wedding, the female guests will sit on the right hand [...]

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Afghan Pine Tree

The Afghan pine tree has become very popular in the United States. It looks great, but there are more things to consider before planting. Read our guide for more facts and information…The Afghan pine is also known as the desert pine, elder pine or the Mondale pine. It is a symmetrical shaped tree and is [...]

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Winter Afghan Patterns

If you knit, you know that knitted items make great Christmas gifts. Afghans are among the greatest of these. For more facts and information, read our guide…Probably like everyone else, the price of Christmas gifts have become too high and heavy a burden on you. If you can knit or crochet, you are ahead on [...]

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Afghan Kits Crochet and Knitting

Both crochet and knitting can be wonderfully rewarding hobbies. There are various places to get ideas as to what project you can do. Read our guide for more information and facts…You can get ideas for any number of occasions and even match your project to the person you are doing it for. Baby Afghans are [...]

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Afghan Models

Afghan models are very few and far between. The reason for this is the ethnic and social customs among the Afghans. For more facts and information, read our guide…It is true that there are a few Afghan models. All of these live and work outside of Afghanistan, with little hope for returning safely to their [...]

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Nautical Themed Pashmina Afghan

So you saw the Saturday Night Live skit “I’m on a Boat” and loved the nautical themed pashmina Afghan. Now you feel you just have to have one for yourself. For more facts and instructions, read our guide…Pashmina is a type of very expensive wool that comes from the Pashmina goat that is native to [...]

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Afghan Coats

Were you a flower child of the 60s -70s? If so, you are probably familiar with the Afghan coat. Read our guide for more facts and information…The Afghan coat was made from the skin and the wool of a sheep. It was worn with the skin or leather side out with the wool to the [...]

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Hammasa Kohistani

Hammasa Kohistani is an English model of Afghan origin through her parents. She grew up in Uzbekistan. For more facts and information, read our guide…Kohistani is of the Muslim faith. She is one of the very few Muslim models as the baring of body parts veil is against Muslim traditions and customs. She is a [...]

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Afghan Hats

Afghanistan, having been in the news, has created a new fashion in hats. There are several different styles, some more familiar than others. Read our guide for more facts and information…The Pakol hat is possibly the hat that Americans and Europeans most associate with Afghanistan. It is the type worn by fighters of the Northern [...]

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Afghan Bamiyan Buddha

Two giant statutes of Buddha were destroyed in 2001. This was done by the Afghan Taliban who were not tolerant to the Shiite Muslims of the Bamiyan region. Read our guide for more facts and information…The Bamiyan Buddhas were two enormous statutes of the Buddha carved into a mountain side. One of them was 160 [...]

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Afghan Scarves

Afghan scarves are experiencing their greatest demand in history. They are being worn worldwide by men and women alike. Read our guide for more facts and information…It is almost impossible to go into a household in America and not find at least one Afghan scarf. The reason for this is the growing popularity of the [...]

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Afghan Dancing Boys

The use of dancing boys in Afghanistan is an ancient custom. It had once almost died out, but in recent years has become resurgent. For more information and facts read out guide…The tradition, also called bacha bazi, originated centuries ago. Families would sell their young boys to influential men for their dancing and sexual entertainment. [...]

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Pashmina Afghan

Pashmina Afghans or indeed any other product made from pashmina have become very popular items in recent years. They first came into vogue in the U.S. in the 1990’s. Read our guide for more facts and information…Pashmina is the wool from the Pashmina goat, an animal that is native to the mountains of Nepal and [...]

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Afghan Stitch

Would you like to make an Afghan blanket or Afghan slippers? You should use the Afghan stitch as it is very warm because there are no holes in it. Read our guide for more facts and information…The Afghan stitch goes by numerous names. You may find it listed in the internet as Tunisian stitch, tricot [...]

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Afghan Biscuits

The treats known as Afghan biscuits are a mystery as far as origin goes. No one actually knows the full history of the Afghan biscuit; they just know they are delicious. Read our guide for more facts and information…The Afghan biscuit is made of flour, cocoa, cereal flakes and is topped with chocolate and a [...]

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Afghan Dog Breeds

There are few dog breeds native to Afghanistan. The one breed everyone is familiar with is the Afghan hound. For more facts and information, read our guide…This dog is a sight hound, or a hunter by sight rather than smell. They are long haired, grow to be about 26 inches tall and are easily recognizable [...]

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Easy Afghan Food Recipes

Cooking in Afghanistan is serious business. Large amounts of food must be prepared everyday due to large extended families. For more information and facts read our guide…Afghanistan is a large country and due to this there is a wide variety of types of food prepared. Each region has its own favorites, but all have some [...]

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Afghan Pumpkin Bolani Recipes

If you are looking for an easy Afghan recipe, Bolani is a must to try. This is a favorite among Afghans, and can be made with a variety of ingredients. See our guide for more facts and information…Bolani is Afghan flatbread which is stuffed with a variety of spicy fillings, such as pumpkin, spinach, potatoes [...]

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Afghan Throws

An easy way to brighten up your home is by using Afghan throws. There is a wide variety of these colorful blankets to choose from. Read our guide for more facts and information…A throw is also called a blanket. In the Afghan design it is usually knitted or crocheted. An afghan throw can be multicolored [...]

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Afghan Rugs and Carpets

Where do Afghan rugs and carpets come from? You might be surprised that most Afghan rugs on the market today were actually made in Pakistan. For more facts and information, read our guide…The making of rugs is an age old Afghani tradition. However, with Afghanistan being war ravaged, many of the rug weavers have become [...]

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Afghan Incense

Many young people are finding a new way to get a high lately. It is called Afghan Incense, and it is entirely legal. For more facts and information, read our guide…Afghan Incense is basically a smoking blend of herbs mixed with hashish oil. It not only looks like hashish, but smells like hashish when burned. [...]

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Teacup Pomeranian Puppies

You have probably seen the pictures of the adorable little Pomeranian puppy in a teacup. It is so cute that you have decided that you want one. For more facts and information on this, read our guide…There is actually no such thing as a teacup Pomeranian, nor is there a miniature or a toy Pomeranian. [...]

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Afghan Rice Recipes

No Afghan dinner is complete without a rice dishes. Some of these are surprisingly easy to prepare. For more facts and information, read our guide…Rice is a staple to the Afghan diet. It is most important for the Afghan women who prepare the meals to have a wide variety of rice recipes and to cook [...]

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Afghan Cookies

Whether fixing an Afghani meal or just having a need for cookies to fill your sweet tooth craving, Afghan cookies will fill the bill. They are also delicious. Read our guide for more facts and information…Like many Afghan foods, these cookies are high in caloric values. This is because true Afghan cooking has to pack [...]

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Companies Operating in Afghanistan

If you are in the construction and security businesses and looking for work, Afghanistan is the place you need to check into. For more information and facts, read our guide…The infrastructue of Afghanistan (roads, public services like water electricity and schools) has been almost destroyed in several regions of Afghanistan by the war. In areas [...]

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Afghan Blankets

Are you looking to add a little decoration to your home? An Afghan blanket is an easy way to add color to your room. Read our guide for more facts and information…The Afghan blanket, also called a throw or shawl, is knitted or crocheted from different colors of yarn. Geometric patterns are very popular. It [...]

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