I FINALLY completed the Nature CAL by #3amGraceDesigns. The original pattern can be found at 3amgracedesigns.com and https://3amgracedesigns.com/nature-blanket-c2c-cal/
I really enjoyed this pattern but had such a hard time choosing which squares to do that I did them all. I then had really too many squares to make a usable afghan. I seriously considered breaking it up into 2 afghan’s but in the end decided to make it queen-bed sized and use the last row, extra 4 squares to make 2 pillows.
This is the completed bottom banner.
For the edging I used Elisabeth Spivey’s Youtube video: How to Mini C2C: Part 4 Edging Squares
This is the final layout of the blocked and trimmed squares. Since I made this for a queen size bed, I decided not to put the top or bottom banner on the top and bottom. I wanted the words to be able to be read on a made bed.
I used Elisabeth Spivey’s How to Mini C2C Part 5 Joining Squares-simulated braided join.
This is all of the squares attached but before the border.
For the border I did just a simple HDC all of the way around and 2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC in the corners. I liked the simplicity and so did not add the lace pattern edging to it.
Below are the 2 pillows, both sides. It was really hard to choose which squares to pull out of the afghan. I chose my least liked squares but now think I probably should’ve gone with my favorites instead.
I used the same HDC border on the pillows as I used on the afghan.
I laid this out on the queen size bed in our spare room, which we use for storage, The Grands and occasionally, guests. I wanted to give a better idea of size of the completed afghan.
I was unable, from this angle, to get the full afghan in the frame, so this is the missing right corner.
Once on the bed, the pillows are really a focal point. I truly wish I had chosen the bottom row instead of the squares I chose. They aren’t my favorite squares but they are my middle favorite? medium favorite?
A better image/angle of the afghan with the pillows. The colors are so bright and spring like. I chose the mint yarn because it matches my mother in laws bedroom but I actually think the color works well with this design.
This is probably the best image as far as closest to the true colors of the yarn/afghan. The main color is a Caron pale green and the words and edging are Caron sage. This used a ton of yarn. I truly have no idea how many one pound skeins went into this. I’d say at least 6, maybe as many as 10. I did not keep track of course.
Currently on the hook: Christmas Character Afghan by #RepeatCrafterMe
This is a free graph as well as full written pattern available at: http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2015/09/crochet-christmas-character-afghan.html
I am using Caron One Pound in lace for the background and scraps for the designs. This Santa is the first square I completed. I LOVE it. So cute.
The christmas tree is my 2nd square.
Currently I’m working on my 3rd square, the snowman.
I am having fun with this afghan and hoping to finish it before the holidays. I am struggling with graphing the knives image and hope to have a graph good enough to start work on that by the end of the year.