So, you know how I mentioned in my previous post that I have been crocheting like a mad woman to keep my mind off of my grandmother’s death? Well, this is the product of one of those mad crochet sessions. This took two days to complete and I quite love it. Although I tried to lighten it, the picture came out a bit darker than the colors actually are. What looks like black in the picture is actually a chocolate brown. I worked the entire afghan in single crochet. It was just the right amount of tedious to distract me for a bit. That, and my wife’s pampering – which I don’t mind one bit.
The close up above shows a truer version of the chocolate.
For those of you interested in making it, it is actually quite simple:
Materials: 1 skein each of “Loops & Threads: Impeccable Impecable” yarn in the following colors: Soft Fern, Aqua, Chocolate, Aran, Rouge
Crochet Hook: Size I
Row 1: Ch 114
row 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each stitch across. Turn
row 3: Ch1. Sc in each st across. Turn
row 4-130: repeat row 3 following color table below (number shown corresponds to number of rows for that particular color)
3 Soft fern
14 Soft fern
19 Soft fern
Border: Join with sl st in any corner. *(Sc in corner, ch 2, sc) in same corner*. Sc across to next corner, repeat from *to* at every corner. Bind off.
You can continue adding colors or stop at 1
I cut the yarn at the end of each color change. Since some rows had quite a gap between color changes, I didn’t feel like carrying it through. I wove in all of the yarn at the end.
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