Sunday, July 6, 2014

Meemaw's Scrap Afghan



My husband's grandmother used to crochet and she stopped as she got older because she was unable to anymore. My sister-in-law sent me one of her unfinished afghans telling me I could do whatever I wanted with it. I thought it was a cute pattern and decided to finish it. I have no idea where the original pattern came from, so I just took creative liberty with it!

This is what was sent to me...


She had two finished strips and two unfinished strips. I spent a good hour or two trying to work out the pattern by unraveling one of the unfinished strips a bit and trying to match her gauge. After that was figured out, I made two more strips, bordered them all, sewed them together and made a simple border around the whole thing. I was quite pleased at how it turned out!



Afghan pattern:
Yarn: any worsted weight yarn in various colors and one main color for the accent stripes.
Hook size: H
Finished size 63in x 56in

Strip pattern (make 6):
Ch 32
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch, rep from * to end, ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in first sc, *dc in ch 1 space, sc in next sc, rep from * to end, ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next sc, rep from * to end, ch 1, turn
Repeat rows 2 and 3 for pattern, changing colors as preferred until 61 inches long, ending with a "row 3" row.
Perform a main color stripe on a "row 2" row.

For border: Attach main color anywhere and sc evenly once around.
Whipstich strips together (make sure they are all facing the same direction!) and make a sc border around the entire blanket by sc evenly twice around.

I am a terrible artist but I am including a crudely drawn diagram:




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  2. I love that you were able to finish what your hubby's grandmother started. It is simple but so beautiful. A wonderful momento from an awesome crocheter to boot. Now it can be passed down through the family. Thank you for sharing it will all of the hooky fans that love yarn.

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