Sunday, 29 June 2014

Crochet Afghan Blanket

I have completed my crochet Wonky Afghan or blanket. I used acrylic yarn and four loops to each stitch so it is a thick warm blanket and took quite a while to do. I used a lot of yarn and as many colours as I could find. It measures 72"x 72" approximately give or take as the sides are wonky though I think it adds to the design. I should have counted the stitches but kept going. This will cover comfortably a double bed with good amount of overhang at the sides. I am wondering whether to add an edging though with the loops it won't hook easily and it may not need it as it looks just as good as it is. I am overall very pleased with it and it is very colourful! This is the pattern I used. Chain however many you need for the size of blanket you want. Beginning row: Make four loops into 3rd chain from hook then draw through all four loops making a nice plump stitch (for the first row only in every second chain stitch to end) First row: Make four loops and draw all four loops do this for every stitch. Second row: One single crochet miss one stitch to end For a little change of pattern as a decorative edge a few rows from each end of blanket. One, four loop stitch, chain one, miss one four loop stitch to end. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos You can see the side here is a little bit wonky and there are still ends I have to weave in before I can style a photo shoot and list it in my shop for sale. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos This is the reverse you could show either side. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
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  1. That looks fabulous.
    Would love that on our bed but think our cats would love it too, and claws and wool don't mix so well.
    Heather :)

  2. Thank you Heather that's true cats and wool don't mix ha :)

  3. Congrats on this finish. It looks really thick and warm and I love the stripes. Thank you for sharing how you made it and thanks, too, for linking up with Wool on Sundays :)

  4. Wow oh Wow!! I love your beautiful afghan blanket. All those colours shout gorgeous!!

  5. This looks so bright and warm. It would be the perfect way to brighten up anyone's winter :)