Saturday, April 13, 2013

More Crochet

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". 

As much as I like this yarn it costs about twice what the other yarn I normally use costs ($5.99/3 oz/100 grams at Michaels).  That doesn't mean I won't buy any more, but I will have to slow down just a bit.


Anonymous said...

Both turned out beautifully! That 'rope' edging is gorgeous! I haven't seen anything like that before. I will put the friggin computer down now and go work on my blanket, you are my inspiration!!

Kathy said...

They are gorgeous! Love the black one......not as much as my red one, but still!!
Hope to see you guys soon!