Thursday, August 21, 2014

Crocheting Afghans

Here is another stack of baby afghans I've recently finished.  I've been busy with the yarn lately!

This first one is a really pretty variegated yarn.  It's rather bright, but still in "baby colors."  I always find it interesting to see how the variegated colors "puddle."  (I didn't make up that word!)  The term refers to when variegated colors of yarn tend to line up with each other.  In the photo below you can  see a streak of mostly blue going right up the middle of the afghan.  Multi-color yarns are fun to use.

For something different, I followed a pattern (found on the inside of a yarn label) and made a round afghan.  This was fun to do.

You can see a close-up of the crocheting and one of the "rays" of the circle below.

Quite a while ago I had crocheted a small yellow afghan out of the softest ever yarn I have seen.  Just so soft to touch and to caress.  The only problem was that it was too small, but that was all of the yarn I had left.  (I had previously used most of the yarn to make another, full-size baby afghan.)  I knew this mini-afghan was waiting patiently for some yarn to make a border.  

I finally found it in the yarn I used for the first afghan, above.  Now it is a much better size.

Now this final afghan is not a baby afghan.  I made it because of a special request by GranddaughterStitches.  She saw me crocheting all these afghans, and asked if I would make "a halfghan" for her to have.  She liked this pink/brown/cream yarn I had, so I made this one just for her.

Simple double crochet all the way through.

Except for two "border" rows near the two ends, where I did a triple crochet fence post.

GranddaughterStitches loves the afghan.  She even said that she slept really well one night because she had it to cuddle with.  What Nana doesn't love to hear that!?!?

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