Afghans/Blankets

Modern Granny Rectangular Afghan 

This Afghan was really fun to make. I started it in February and worked about four rounds before loosing interest in it. I picked it up a few days ago and sailed through it. I’ve never crochet an afghan like this before but I have already started a second afghan. This pattern made a really sturdy, dense, and cozy blanket and since I used acrylic yarn its machine wash and dryable. I even took time to stitch the ends down with matching embroidery floss to help the ends when being machine washed. 

I love how the increases made visable lines and how you can see how it grew.

Sorry for the dirty carpet. Its right by the door and everyone walks in the door and throws their stuff right there.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • RECIPIENT: craft sale pile 
  • PATTERN: Modern Granny Afghan
  • SIZE: Adult 
  • STARTED: February 23rd
  • COMPLETED: June 5th
  • YARN: Red Heart Super Saver in the shade of Grape Fizz 
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 1708 yards 
  • HOOK: 5.00 mm/H 

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week! 💞 Missy 

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Afghans/Blankets, Handmade Gifts

Baby Blanket 

I made this cute textured blanket for my cousin’s 9th child. I really wanted a practical baby gift that would see a lot of use. I made it a little larger than the pattern called for so hopefully the little guy will get some use out of it for the next few years. It’s funny that I didn’t notice the difference in the yarn until after I took this photo.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • RECIPIENT: Cousins baby
  • PATTERN: dainty textured baby blanket 
  • SIZE
  • STARTED: May 8th
  • COMPLETED: may 16th 
  • YARN: Bernat Baby Sport in the shades of Funny Prints and Baby Green 
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 3981 yards 
  • MODIFICATIONS: I held two strands of yarn together to get a bulkier working yarn. I also used a larger hook 

I love how this blanket worked up! It’s so soft and squishy!!! 

No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire. 
L. Frank Baum

Afghans/Blankets, Handmade Gifts

Granny Stripe Afghan

 

granny afghan

The afghan is so big that it takes up most of my living room floor but I am really happy with how it turned out.

granny stripe afghan

RAVELRY NOTES

  • PATTERN: Granny Stripes by Lucy of Attic24
  • STARTED: November 30th 2016
  • COMPLETED: December 8th of 2016
  • YARN: Tan – Red Heart Super Saver in the shade of Buff, Brown – Caron One Pound in the shade of Espresso
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 7514 yards or 4.27 miles of yarn… over 4 miles of yarn in 9 days

 

Afghans/Blankets, Handmade Gifts

Chunky Lap Afghan

My Mom gave me 3 skeins of Lion Brand’s homespun yarn for Christmas a few years ago and I now am just getting around to making something out of it. It’s a small lap afghan that would be perfect to sit around the house and read with. This yarn is super soft and cozy.

lap afghan

I couldn’t get a picture of the whole afghan that showed good color and texture so this close up will have to do.

 

Afghans/Blankets

Dainty Textured Blanket

Crochet Afghan & Pillow

I whipped up this super cute afghan to match the pillow that I made my Daughter last year. I am pretty sure that I set a new record for myself by crocheting the entire thing in five days. This afghan was crochet with 14 balls of I Love This Yarn in the shade of Sherbet. I used 2 strands at a time and a size K hook.

 

Afghans/Blankets

Jacob’s Ladder Afghan

 

I finally finished my Jacob’s Ladder Afghan I started last October.

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I really love the details in it. This photo is pretty close to the true color of the yarn. I used I & J hooks with Red Heart Super Saver Multi yarn in Shaded Dusk. The afghan worked up fairly fast once I sat down and put my mind to doing it. I think that I started way too many projects at once 🙂  This afghan will be a gift. Hopefully it will be well loved.