A while back I posted about how my grandmother sent me the book she learned to crochet from. I was so grateful for this, it’s such an awesome piece of history. This made me really want to give something back, and so for Handmade Christmas <insert trumpets here> I decided to try out a huge crochet project – an afhan made of many blocks.
When I saw the sampler afghan crochet along over at the lion brand site, I thought it would be a good first afghan project. So, I bought a ton of yarn and started it up. It is worked in blocks, three different patterns of 10 blocks each for a total of 30 blocks. So far, I have 3 1/2.
Obviously they need to be blocked, or maybe they’ll just look better once they are sewn into the final product. This pattern works up really fast, it’s just continuous single crochet into the back loops of every row. This gives it a pretty neat rib like pattern that you can see from the side.
I’ll give you all another update on this once I made it to the next pattern (and color – I’ll keep you in suspense as to what color it is though). Right now my goal is to do at least one block per day, hopefully more on the weekends.