Whether you're nestled on the couch by a crackling fireplace, taking a romantic stroll along the beach, or spending a game night with the kids, an afghan embraces the comforts of family and home. Celebrate the love for handknit and crocheted afghans with 50 of the best patterns from past and upcoming issues of Family Circle Knitting Magazine. From a Navajo throw and a cabled quilt to a colorwork masterpiece and a lacy lap warmer, these myriad projects by today's hottest designers are absolutely enticing. Knit in whole (Checkered Charm or Patchwork Leaves) or by piece (Autumn Splendor). Choose the especially easy designs if you're a novice (Gingham Glory) or try crochet (Dazzling Snowflakes). And for the new baby - his or her first blanket!