Awhile back we got some new couches, and none of our afghans matched them. For shame! You know how important afghans are up here in the Frozen Tundra.
So I went ahead and made a new one. Normally I can make an afghan in my sleep. I’ve been crocheting for 40 years now. But this one took some time. I’m not sure why.
I decided to do like a granny square deal but with hexagons. I also wanted to vary the yarn on the squares. So I did sets of ten and then changed up the yarn. I also made a couple plain ones to break up the pattern.
After I had a bunch made, I measured out what I thought would be a good size afghan and then placed them on a table so I could come up with a pattern. I didn’t want two of the exact same squares next to each other. If they were similar, that was okay.
Then I sewed them all together. I sewed the rows first and then sewed each row onto the bigger afghan piece. I did a little bit each night until I was finished. Do you love how it goes with the pillows?
The true test, of course, is whether the dog liked it. It took her about five seconds to sit on top of it. While I was taking the previous picture, she decided to pose for me.