It was finally time for me to make a new crocheted afghan for ME. I was inspired by an afghan I saw on tv. It was on a sofa in the background of one of, if not the last, episode of 30 Rock. It was the only 30 Rock show I ever watched, probably because we were no doubt watching something else when it came on. I did enjoy it so maybe we'll catch it on reruns.
Anyway, like I said, I saw an afghan on the back of a sofa and as I recall it was pretty colored circles in squares. I sort of was able to copy it with another pattern I had.
I found this beautiful variegated yarn at Michaels. It's Red Heart brand Boutique Treasure. I used both Watercolors and Abstract. One is more blues and greens, the other is reds, pinks, and oranges. Click here to see the different colors in this line.
I made a bunch of circles, then edged them with black to make the squares. Then I figured out a pattern for them and crocheted them together. I am really happy with how it turned out.
Then my daughter called and asked if I would crochet a baby blanket for a coworker who is expecting. She's having a girl so I looked around the internet for inspiration and found a nice shell stitch. I love the Boutique Treasure colors so much I used the "girly" colors of the Abstract.
For the border I did about three rows of single crochet and then finished it all off with the rope edging.
The final size is more like a receiving blanket, approximately 28" x 35".