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 very popular and are great gifts for family or friends with a small baby and can be keepsakes when the baby has grown too large. Afghans make great Christmas or birthday gifts and give the recipient something to remember you fondly by. You may also make Afghans to decorate your home in the motif that you desire.
It will come as no surprise to the experienced crotchetier or knitter that there are many kits available to help with the idea of a type of afghan that they want to produce. To the beginner, it could be a learning lesson unless she thoroughly investigates what is included in the kit.
There are places that a kit means just that. Included may be yarn, patterns and directions. Other kits may just include a book of patterns, while you may buy kits with knitting machinery, just yarn or kits with the basic knitting tools. One internet site states that while others may call their products kits, they simply have everything available on their site for you to choose from and complete your project.
Complete kits may be fairly expensive as supplies for knitting and crocheting Afghans go. Be aware that there are many places to get free patterns and less expensive yarn than these kits may contain. However, for someone who wants that special pattern and is not fully experienced a full kit of that nature may be the way to go. All material, patterns and directions are included. You need only supply the time and the needles to do the project. Just be sure that if a full kit is what you want that the one you choose does indeed include all of these.
Where to Get Kits
If you have a favorite crafts store you may purchase kits in these. This gives you the benefit of instantly having the kit and of being sure right away that it meets your needs. There are also numerous sites on the internet that specialize in selling products for your knitting and crocheting needs. You can do a great deal of shopping around this way without leaving home. Just be certain that what you order includes what you think you are getting. This avoids the frustration of returns and delays in getting your afghan project started.
Even if you buy a fairly expensive kit at a store or on the internet, remember that it will still be less expensive to knit or crochet that gift than to buy it prefinished. You will also get the enjoyment and satisfaction of having done it yourself.