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Monday, October 23, 2017

7 Wonderfully Cozy Crocheted Afghans

Happy Monday everyone, how was your weekend?  We are finally getting some nice Fall temps here in the South and was able to spend our days outside enjoying them.  The evenings are starting to cool down a bit - enough for a light jacket or a nice throw.
I love sitting out on our patio in the early morning at this time of year. Enjoying a great cup of coffee and a nice warm blanket to get ready for the upcoming days' routines.  This is my time to relax, meditate and revel in Mother Nature's beauty.  With cooler mornings come the cooler evenings when I curl up on the couch with my favorite afghan or throw to watch an old movie or read a great book.  

Vintage, Paint and more... 7 crocheted afghans that can custimized for your own decor or for gifts

I have made several of these cozy afghans and thought I would share them with you this morning so you too, can make your own if you so choose.  Each one can be done in the color scheme of your choice and run from easy to moderately difficult on my scale of difficulty.  Just click on the link below the picture and it will take you to the pattern instructions to make it. 

   7 Wonderfully Cozy Crocheted Afghans 

The first is this beautiful basket weave afghan I made for my hubby a couple of years ago.  Since we have a beach theme in our family room I used blue, beige and white for the colors but, I have one my MIL made for me in just baby blue and white that is gorgeous.  You can use any color combination or just one color - it always turns out beautifully.

Vintage, Paint and more... crocheted basket weave afghan
                                                            Basket Weave Afghan

I made a very retro looking afghan for my granddaughter choosing colors that reflected those found in her much-loved Papasan chair.  This pattern is really easy to follow and goes quite quickly.  

Vintage, Paint and more... crocheted afghan done in leaping stripes and blocks pattern
                                                        Leaping Stripes and Blocks

This diamond afghan is probably my favorite.  I love the pattern and the color combination I used.  I made this one for another of my granddaughters but, will probably not make another.  I have to rate this one as rather difficult because it took me several tries to get the pattern down but, after I did it did go quite smoothly.  

Vintage, Paint and more... crocheted afghan done in diamond pattern
                                                          Grey Diamond Afghan

I made an orange and white granny square afghan for my grandson who is a Clemson fan.  It's a perfect pattern for him as it's not too fussy.  This is an easy afghan that can be made any size - you simply stop when you get to the size you like.  The pattern can be varied with color or size of stripes or both - it's really up to you.  And, each one is different.  I love this pattern and use it a lot for quick afghans.

Vintage, Paint and more... granny afghan crocheted for a teen boy
                                                          Granny Square Afghan

This next snowflake afghan I made for my youngest granddaughter who was very enamored with Frozen and anything that related to it.  It is not really a difficult pattern to do being done mostly in double crochet and in the ripple pattern.  I chose the colors here because she has these in her room decor. I'm sure any combo would be lovely.  

Vintage, Paint and more... ripple afghan done in a snowflake pattern
                                                                        Frozen Afghan

I used a basic ripple afghan for the next afghan I made for my oldest son.  The colors were inspired by his decor.  This pattern can really be customized to match any decor easily by using different color combos and varying the sizes of the stripes or having no stripes at all.

Vintage, Paint and more... ripple afghan done in varied stripe pattern
                                                                 Ripple Afghan

If your not up to crocheting an entire blanket a quick and easy way to get a nice cozy blanket is to use a fleece blanket you buy.  Then just crochet a simple edge around it like this.  There are so many different edgings you can use but the one I used is found here.  You can make these in an evening and they make wonderful gifts.  

Vintage, Paint and more... fleece blanket with crochet trim

For all of my afghans, I use Hobby Lobby's I Love That Yarn brand of yarn.  It's such a soft yarn that feels so cozy when you're cuddled up in it.  It washes very well and keeps its shape.  I have had no problems with it at all. 

I am presently making a new one for me right now using the Leaping Stripes and Blocks pattern in a solid white. I will be adding big pom poms to it.  I can't wait to get it done.  So, what are you working on?  I love to hear from you all so tell me about it in the comments below. 

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Until next time create something you love and have a great week. 

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