One of the most popular products of crocheting is the afghan. From children to elderlys, afghan had been used, reused, and was passed down from one generation to another as it remained fashionable and durable blanket after so many years had passed.
This is due to the reason on the way the material was made. Afghans are made through the outstanding methods of crocheting. With the careful combinations of different crochet stitches and the manipulation of the creator in order to come up with a good material, afghan crochets are one of the best merchandise this kind of pastime has ever made.
The history of afghan can be traced back to the time when “Afghan Oriental rugs” were still very well liked. Most of the people argue that the popular rugs bear a resemblance to the afghan crochets. Hence, as of that time on most of the people that time had started associating this kind of crochet to the Oriental rug. Even if there were no firm validity as to whether the name “afghan” was derived from the popular rugs, the name just stuck as history unfolds itself.
It is interesting to note that people who are trying to learn the basic of crocheting considers the creation of an afghan as their first full-size endeavour. The reason behind this particular first choice is that the concept of making afghan crochet is extremely simple, with no fuss and difficulty. The main component of making afghan crochets is more on the utilization of the basic crochet stitches along with the different afghan crochet patterns.
Along with the simplicity of the item is the pattern. In fact, crochet experts contend that, just like any sewing endeavour, crocheting would not be easy to deal with if there were no patterns available to serve as a guide. Since its inception, there are many different afghan crochet patterns that were established in the market by now. This is in association to the demands of the “crochet fanatics” who requested for more patterns to use so that they could make results that are more varied.
However, even if there are more modernized afghan patterns made available in the industry today, still the basic and the most fundamental afghan crochet patterns are the best.