Friday, November 18, 2016


My last crocheting hours have been spent working on a cancer ribbon awareness afghan. The pattern can be found at Crochet Cabana

I used Caron Natura yarn which is discontinued. I found some on Ebay. Although this is a No Dye Lot yarn, different skeins DO look different, so buyer beware if you're picking some up to finish a project. I was fortunate to find 11 skeins in one lot. I tried to buy 2 additional skeins but when they came in, they were not only different from the skeins I already had, but were different from one another. No worries. They will get used eventually, but I didn't want to use them for this ghan.

The ghan is 12 squares. Each square took one of the 3 ounce skeins with a small ball leftover. With the leftover balls I was able to get square #12 and do the edging. There are 6 ribbon squares and 6 plain squares. I left a long tail 4x the width of the square and used that to assemble with a whipstitch. I assembled the four rows first and then put the rows together. Edging is (sc, ch 2, 2 dc, sk 2).

This yarn is a little stiff when working but soften beautifully upon washing.

Each square is about 13 1/2" . With that in mind, I'm going to say it is about 40" x 54". I used almost all of the 33 ounces. If you're buying 3 ounce skeins, I would buy one skein for every square you want to make.

I used an I hook for the main body of the square and an H for the sc edging around each square.

It will be heading off to the recipient today.

Happy crocheting!