Book Review - Sportacular Afghans

Thursday, February 15, 2018

I've heard it so many times in the past few years - there aren't enough crochet patterns for men! While While this book isn't only for men, it will solve the problem of wanting something special to make for him - especially if you have a sports fan in your life!

Sportacular Afghans

Publisher: Leisure Arts

Author: Karen Barnes

Number of Pages: 48 pages

Number of Projects: 5 patterns

Types of Projects: Sports afghans

Difficulty Ratings: All patterns are listed as easy.

Yarn Used: #0, #3, and #4

First Impression: These projects will make great gifts for men that love sports!

My Favorite Project Pick: I always pick a favorite project when I do book reviews, but that was really hard this time. Mine & hubby's favorite sport isn't in the book, so I'm going to have to say the Poker Table is probably my favorite because of all the details included on it.

The details on the chips and cards on the poker table is amazing! But Karen put a lot of thought and attention into the detail of all of them, not just the poker table.


All the blankets are listed as easy. You will need to know basic stitches, with basic increasing and decreasing knowledge. The decrease stitching is in the stitch guide section of each pattern to make it easier. 

The booklet also includes all your general pattern info (gauge, terms, abbreviations), as well as exactly which yarns were used for each project. There are a few photo tutorials in the back for anything that is not a "normal" to a crochet pattern. 

So Creative! 

There are 5 patterns in the book, but there is so much attention to detail that you won't be dissapointed. Each project has an afghan base with crocheted pieces that are sewn onto the top. This is perfect for working on the afghan at home and taking the smaller pieces to the projects with you. 

Happy Crocheting!

Ambassador Crochet

 *Disclaimer* - This book was provided to me for a review, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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