Wednesday, April 10, 2013

alphabet afghan

Since I last popped in here I finished a scarf. It's plain dc. Finished size is about 8 1/2" x 66 1/2". The yarn is I Love This Yarn. I think it is the seablue tweed.

My next project - the Alphabet Baby Afghan - is in progress, but close to finishing. It is my own design.

I am making squares (really rectangles) with each one a letter of the alphabet in filet crochet. The alphabet is also my own design but nothing fancy, just a plain square alphabet. I am using ILTY again in pink, turquoise and a white tweed. You'd need 2 skeins of each.

Of course, as you can see from the picture I need just-this-much more turquoise. I used every bit of the other colors in this small ghan. I designed the pattern for a larger ghan as well but have not made one so I don't know how large it would come out to be.

I left long strands on each rectangle for assembly, but of course any assembly method would work. When I sit down to do it, I'll probably decide then how I want to join them.

I used ch 21 with an I hook for each rectangle and worked a single crochet edging around each square. The tail I left is 3 times the length of the piece.

Happy crocheting!