Today I would like to share an afghan with you that I just finished. It's a large crochet granny square afghan that is so simple a beginning crocheter could easily make this one in very little time.
I love to make this particular pattern because it is so simple one - not fussy and a little plainer for those guys in our life. I made this one for my grandson. He loves to curl up on the sofa on these cool Fall afternoons and watch his favorite football team as they battle their way through another great game. The orange and white I chose are his favorite team's colors.
There are literally a hundred different pattern variations to the granny square from quite fancy and difficult to quite plain and easy. ( Just go to Pinterest and you'll see what I mean.) I chose to use a very simple uncomplicated pattern since it was for my grandson and he is not really into anything fancy.
To make this afghan I simply started it like you would a regular crochet granny square using clusters of three double crochets with a chain between. I then just continued going around the square until I got the size I wanted. This one measures 71"x71". For the pattern I crocheted in one color until I thought it was aesthetically pleasing - then changed to the other color until I thought it was enough and continued in this manner. I did the colors in varying amounts of rows to give it more interest. The border is simply two rows of single crochet in white. Here is a link to a tutorial for this particular granny square pattern I used.
I used to use this particular pattern all the time to make quick and simple afghans because it can be adapted to any yarn, variation of colors and size quite easily. And, it makes such a nice, warm throw for those cool afternoons and evenings when it's time to watch the sports.
The pillow shown here is a drop cloth pillow that I made with a stencil and sharpie markers. I taped off the stripes for a grain sack look and then stenciled the No. 5 in the center. These pillows are so simple and budget friendly. I will be showing you how to make a few in the a later post.
What is your favorite go to afghan pattern that you love to use? I love to hear from you so tell me about it in the comments below.
Until next time enjoy creating something you love.
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