Spring keeps trying to make its way to Cleveland, such a brave little guy. Persistently optimistic, yet unsuccessful. The weekend was 72 degrees and blissfully sunny, while today saw snow flurries and temperatures below freezing. I couldn’t think of a better way to help lure the warm weather to stay than crocheting another cheery afghan.
It’ll belong to the same family as the ripple blanket from a few months ago and the hexagon afghan I finished in 2011. I was commissioned with creating this rainbow granny square based off Attic 24’s lively design.
- 52 Skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino
- Size E (3.5mm) crochet hook (I’m using a lovely custom-made hook from Zhuzhusworld on Etsy)
- Inspired by Attic 24’s rainbowed flower granny square afghan
Beyond the lively play of colors (and getting to use my fantastic new hooks), what makes this afghan great is that it’s not your typical granny square blanket. The center of each square starts with an 8-petal picot flower (chain 3 picot) and 4 leaves peaking out the sides that replace the center round of the “typical” granny.
I started the pattern this past weekend and have 5 squares to show for my work. I’m already in love. The colors, joining each square as I go, and the slightly raised flower-centers have the potential to make this afghan a unique, brimming-with-life, custom treat. I’ll share pictures as the afghan grows so you can monitor my progress along with me.
Also, I am currently seeking volunteers to help me sew in the infinite number of ends that are a result of the numerous color changes. Serious inquiries only. 🙂