Well, I have been busy crocheting away. I find this pattern is so easy to do as I don't have to think about it. I just crochet during family time each night, and I am still able to concentrate on other things. It's also very easy to take with me everywhere I go. I can see myself doing this pattern and making many afghans for people. So fun! Anyway, let's look at what I finished.
If you remember, I was making an afghan for daughter #3. She picked colors from a Vera Bradley pattern. Well, it's finished, and I surprised her with this in her room:
I heard her scream as she saw it. She had not idea that I had purchased the matching bag. She is going to use it for BSF this Fall as she joins the adult women's class with me. Yeah! And here are some close-up photos:
Size: 53" x 40" (perfect for us short people)
Starting Chain: 121 chains
Number of Colors Used: 6 different colors
Number of Rows: 98 (2 rows of each color before changing color)
Date Started: May 24, 2013
Date Finished: July 9, 2013
Time to Complete: 1 1/2 months
I was then going to do an afghan for myself with very bright colors. I shared those colors in this post here. Well, as I started crocheting, I thought it might be a little too bright. I have waffled back and forth as to whether or not I want a bright afghan or something more subdued for myself. I continued to crochet away, and I decided that this would make a perfect baby blanket for the 14 month old that my daughter takes care of each day. You may remember seeing some of the scrapbook pages I made for their family while her dad is serving in Afghanistan.
I started praying over this afghan, and I am indeed giving it to the baby. Mom and baby are coming for dinner on Sunday night, and I will present it to them then. I am SO excited to give it to her. It only took me 9 days to make. Here is how it turned out:
The more I look at it, the more I think I would like the bright colors especially with the white trim. I have picked other colors for now (see below). If I don't like it, I can give it away too. :)
Size: 26 1/2" x 40" (perfect baby size)
Starting Chain: 121 chains
Number of Colors Used: 9 different colors
Number of Rows: 48 (2 rows of each color before changing color)
Date Started: July 10, 2013
Date Finished: July 19, 2013
Time to Complete: 9 days
I think for now that I have decided to use this color scheme for my afghan:
Isn't it pretty? If you want the instructions for these gorgeous flower circles, click here to see Annie's tutorial.
As far as the pattern I am using. I linked you to it in this post here previously. However, I have tweaked it a bit as I have found some things that work better for me. I am in the process of writing the pattern I am using, and I will post it soon. :)
Oh, and if you noticed above, I have put "time to complete" under the stats of each afghan. The reason I am doing that is for my own reference. I have never in my life completed an afghan in a year let alone 3 in 3 months. It is a record for me, and my family is shocked! So, I am having fun keeping my own stats here, and I know where to find them.
Thanks for stopping by. Off to get my colors ready to start my afghan today! Blessings,