Monday, October 03, 2011

Granny Square Baby Afghan

I finished the baby afghan a little over two weeks ago and have already given it to my mama-to-be friend. She said it matches the nursery perfectly. Sigh of relief. I'd only seen the nursery once briefly so I was really hoping I had selected the right colors. 

Oh, and I'm happy to say there were no more snipped stitch mishaps! I made 25 basic granny squares and stitched them together for this super quick and easy afghan.

I went with solid blocks, except for three multi-colored granny squares thrown into the mix to add a bit of interest and quirkiness to the afghan. I love to add something a little unexpected to the quilts and afghans that I make.

This is the first time I've added a single crochet striped border to an afghan and I love it! I'm really not sure why I haven't tried this before now. I really love the look of those stripes!  

I hope your weekend was lovely. We celebrated our little miss turning twelve with family, friends and lots of sugar...too much sugar. I made these yummy Cream Cheese Brownies. Cream cheese and chocolate. Two of my (and Moya's) favorite foods in one delicious little square. Yum! Moya loved them, which is good, since it was her party and all. ;-)

Have a great week!



JENNY K. said...

That afghan is so lovely Cindy! Beautiful work!!! You've inspired me.

Anonymous said...

Love the striped border. The colors are awesome and the border really sets it off. I do baby afghans as busy work in the car when we are traveling. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Your baby blanket is beautiful!
Love the pattern!

Cara said...

This is lovely! I'm just getting into crocheting... Did you base this on a pattern at all?

Cindy Tobey said...

Thanks Cara! No, I didn't use a pattern for the overall design. I just knit traditional granny squares, joined them together and added a border. There are lots of great crochet block pattern books out there though. This is a book that I really like, "200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match"
by Jan Eaton. The book also teaches you how to put the blocks together and add a border.

Kristin Hayne said...

Oh WOW!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! And my favorite color schene too!! Great work missy!!

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