Way back in March while I was watching the end of the college basketball season I started a crochet adventure. My goal was to give my sister a cool birthday present while completing an afghan that my grandma had started many years ago. My deadline was Mother’s Day when I would physically see my sister (2 months after her birthday) to give it to her as a birthday gift.
I got it done in time!!!! And she loved it!
But for the recap and details……Let the Granny Square Afghan saga begin.
Grandma’s squares were the starting point.
And my plain white filler squares would give me the size needed for a blanket.
Them came the joining. This was the most satisfying for me. Actually seeing them come together and get some size was the most gratifying!
When I started joining them together I didn’t realize how much the join itself was going to increase the size of the overall project. So I started with the thought that every other row was going to need to be solid white. But after completing the first 3 rows I realized that instead of being 9 squares across, it only needed to be 7. This resulted in more flowers to fill in the plain white rows.
Do you notice that the photo above still has one solid white row in it? The explanation for that is simple….the deadline. I simply didn’t want to waste precious time by taking out a whole row of joined sqares. I thought I would wait and see how the timing progressed to see if I would have time to do it at the end.
So my solution was that I would make it a “design feature” and do a solid white row on the second to last row of each end. The entire thing did end up being longer than a throw, but is perfect for her over 6′ husband or to be used on a twin bed.
The random mix of colors goes against my rather symmetrical way of thinking. But I really ended up loving it!
I edged it in a couple of rows of single stitch crochet to help keep it square.
And….voile! It was done!!
My sister was stunned that I had completed it. She evidently thought that I had forgotten that I even took the squares, so her surprise was genuine!
Yay!!!! I love it when a plan comes together!