Afghan is Done!

I am so happy that this is finished!  I made a few modifications to the pattern.  I used the recommended hook size (P), however my blocks came out huge – about 6 inches larger than called for.  However, I decided that I liked to look of them, so I only made 20 instead of 30.  That’s 7 of block 1, 7 of block 2 and 6 of block 3.  It came out to a total size of 56″ x 70″, which is slightly larger than the original.

Secondly, since I had one less block 3 than the others, I decided to incorporate more of that block in the edging.  Instead of doing a picot edge as described in the pattern, I repeated the cluster stitch of block 3 around the edge after a round of single crochet.  I think it looks less fussy than what was called for, with all that pink I didn’t want to add more frilliness.  (Is that a word?)

Here is a view of the final blanket all stretched out.  It was so large is was hard to photograph!  But, it is so soft and snugly and warm!  I hope grandma likes it!


4 Responses to “Afghan is Done!”

  1. 1 catnip35 October 1, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    It’s gorgeous, I’m sure she’ll love it!

  2. 2 Wendy October 2, 2008 at 10:53 am

    That is very pretty. I like the drape. How did you join the blocks together? Did you use the whipstitch?

  3. 3 Krista October 2, 2008 at 11:05 am

    @ Wendy:

    Thanks! I did whipstitch it. I figured my grandma wouldn’t be too rough on it :) I didn’t want the obvious look of a crocheted join, and I just saw the flat braid join the other day for the first time. I think I would try that next time!

  4. 4 TiggerRD/Tanya October 4, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    I think she’s going to love it! I certainly think it looks great in the photo and can only imagine how wonderful it would be to snuggle under!

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