A little over a year ago I wrote my 30 before 30 list. On that list was Crochet an afghan for me/to keep… well I’ve finally finished! It took me almost a year to really get started on it, but its done and its all mine! 😀 I picked the colors and bought the yarn ages ago, played around with the placement of the squares and agonized over the size. Now its finished and I plan to spend all winter snuggled up under it 🙂 I simply love my Ocean Tides Granny Square Afghan!
I’ve know how to make granny squares for a long as I can remember. I think it was the first actual thing my Nana taught me to make after I learned the basics of crocheting. It is still one of my favorite things to create, although I don’t do it often.
The afghan used 14 squares in each color. Each square is 5 rows around using a 6.5 mm hook.
I joined the squares using a new to me technique, the flat braid join. I learned how to do it using this video tutorial.
I finished the afghan off with full rounds of granny stitches around the edge in grey, soft green, mint, and teal. And I’m totally in LOVE! 🙂
If you need me anytime between now and next spring, I’ll be on the couch, cuddled up under this little beauty 🙂
Do you have a favorite blanket or afghan you like to snuggle under when the weather gets cool?