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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Crocheted Homespun Blocks Afghan ~ Strips Finished!

In between my school, the kids' school, activities, school vacation week, studying, and all the usual stuff of regular, everyday home life that we all do, I have finally finished crocheting the strips of my Homespun Blocks Afghan! It will be so nice to get this all sewn up and in one piece so I can crochet a nice border on it to use up all the leftover yarn.

Take a look at the current state of this afghan with all the ends hanging out...

Kind of messy, don't you think? My locking stitch markers will come in handy for holding the strips together at each block intersection so I will be sure to sew the blocks together evenly.

After I get all the strips sewn together, using the long ends I left as I added each new yarn color, I will just start crocheting around the outside edge, probably in single crochet, changing to a new color as each color runs out.

When I'm on the very last color, I don't think I will do any kind of border simply because this yarn is so good at hiding any kind of stitch detail in all its bumps and lumps! I think it would be wasted effort! So once the last color of yarn is finished, I will just pull in the tail and weave it in and the afghan will be complete.

This cozy crocheted afghan will be so very thick and fluffy and cushy and cozy, and a very generous size too, not one of those little lap blankets that don't even cover your feet! I am excited to get it finished and move on to my next project. What that is yet is not clear, but I'm leaning towards a knitting project of an article of clothing for myself, such as a sweater. I've been scouring the free patterns at Red Heart and Lion Brand and other yarn brand websites to see if anything jumps out at me, but so far I've struck out. Just as well, because I don't really have time to dedicate to a serious, thoughtful knitting project right now anyway.

So that's my quick update for now. Time for me to review for an Anatomy quiz on the brain tomorrow morning. Fascinating stuff! I hope you are doing fascinating things with your time too!

Happy Stitching!

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  • Hooray for finishing! It is lovely. I admire you for having the patience to sew all those strips together. I have no trouble finishing an afghan, but it needs to be in rows. I just hate having to hand sew blocks or strips. I made one granny square afghan and said never again.:)

    By Blogger Bugga in OK, At February 21, 2013 at 9:46 PM  

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