Good morning everyone. Hope you all are keeping cool during this early summer heat wave we are experiencing. Our pool is still under construction so I am using this time to do a little crocheting. Today I would like to share the afghan I just recently completed.
I usually don't crochet through the summer months but I am on a goal to make several this year for gifts for Christmas. So I have been taking advantage of these hot afternoons to stay inside and get a little crocheting done and catch up on a movie or two.
This afghan pattern is called Leaping Stripes and Blocks and the free pattern can be gotten here at Moogly. She has written the pattern so you can make it in any number of sizes from a preemie blanket to a king size blanket and the instructions are quite easy to follow.
I used a Michael's brand yarn called Loops and Threads. It is 100% acrylic and comes in 14oz skeins. The colors I used are :
Aran (white) - 2 skeins
Aqua (blue) - 2 skeins
Forest (green) - 2 skeins.
I used a J crochet hook.
These colors remind me of a 70's color scheme but it is the colors that this person has in a favorite chair in their room also.
This is a close up of the pattern - it's done in double crochets and chains - so is quite simple to do. Once you have done the first 2-3 rows it is just a repeat and goes quite fast. The border is just 2 rows of single crochet all around.
I love this pattern and the result is quite pretty even if it is 70's colors. I have already started another one in shades of grey and white - I will be sharing it with you soon.
So, what are you doing on these ever so hot summer days to? I love to hear from you so tell me about it in the comments below.
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Until next time have fun creating something you love.
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