I love Lion Brand patterns, and this is one of my favorites.
This photo is a detail of my completed “Who’s Sleepy Owl Afghan.” The pattern uses Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn, which is rich in color and soft to the touch. The chunky yarn makes the afghan suitable for a play or nap mat or even a wall hanging.
It was a relatively fast project for me to complete because the chunky yarn works up quickly. The pieces are crocheted separately and then joined. I used invisible thread to sew them together firmly to withstand little fingers.
The pattern is free on the Lion Brand website, but you need to set up a log-in with an email address to have access to the pattern galleries. Once you’ve logged in, you can download and print patterns, and you can bookmark your favorites in your account for later. I also like the feature that allows you to send the required materials directly to your shopping cart from the pattern itself.
I love Lion Brand’s patterns because they are exquisitely designed, completely reliable, and perfectly suited to the actual yarn they feature. Every time Lion Brand adds a new yarn to their collection, they roll out a whole set of patterns to show it off. I have to say, that makes the process of selecting my next crochet project a whole lot more fun–and harder to narrow down!
(I wasn’t compensated in any way for this post, and the opinions and writing are my own.)