Thursday, November 17, 2016

Square Dancing




I've been doing a lot of crocheting in the last few weeks, with the election, loss, illness, and even just having some free time and a new tv show that I like ("Arrow," another superhero.)  Anyway, one of my projects was a king-sized rainbow granny square afghan using up my leftover yarn and some of my favorite colors of Lion Brand Homespun.   By the time it was done, it was so heavy that I had to finish the edging with the blanket on the bed!  It came out well and feels so soft.  I actually like it rumpled more than "made."  The cats like it either way.


Giant Rainbow Granny Square Afghan with Lion Brand Homespun
 This was my blanket du jour for most of 2015.  I gave several away and donated some as raffles to the historic house, including the one on the right.   
adapted from Knitterly Arts

I've removed the ch 1 sp between side sets of 3 dcs.
Rnd 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch made to form ring. Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc + 2 chs),
*work 3 dc in ring, ch 2, rep from *twice more, work 2 dc in ring; join with a sl st to 
3rd ch of beg ch-5. (four ch-2 corners) DO NOT TURN WORK.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch 5, work 3 dc in this ch-2 sp, *ch 1
(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, rep from * twice more, work 2 dc in final ch-2 
sp (which is right beside the beg ch-5); join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch 5, work 3 dc in this ch-2 sp, *work 3dc in 
next sp (side), work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner), rep from * 
twice more, work 3 dc in next sp (side), work 2 dc in final ch-2 sp 
(which is right beside the beg ch-5); join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5. 

*Continue working rounds like Rnd 3 until afghan reaches desired size.  Edge as desired.
  1. Cherry Blossom (pink variegated)
  2. Cotton Candy (solid pink)
  3. Cherry Blossom (pink and purple with white)
  4. Solid hot pink (Tulips or Peony?)
  5. Ambrosia (hot pink and purple)
  6. Corinthian (multicolored variegated with orange highlights)
  7. Sierra (orange and brown with white)
  8.  Golden (solid yellow)
  9. Fiesta (green, yellow, red)
  10. Herb garden (darker green)
  11. Windsor (light blue)
  12. (browns and blues--Pueblo?)
  13.  Colonial (dark blue)
  14. Celestial Stripes (dark purples and green)
  15. Gothic (deep purple)
  16. Mixed Berries (purple, hot pink, and white)
  17. Tudor (white and multi-colored)
  18. Wisteria (pinks and purples)
  19. Great Plains (reds)
  20. Ambrosia (hot pinks and purple)
  21. Cherry blossom (pink and purple and white)
  22. Parfait (pinks, whites, and creams)
  23. Cotton Candy (solid pink)
  24. Mimosa (pinks, oranges, blues, purples, white)
  25. Coral Reef (pinks, oranges, purples)
  26. Sierra (orange and brown with white)
  27. Golden (solid yellow)
  28. Quartz (beige with greens, pinks, purple)
  29. Sundae Stripes (pink, green)?
  30. Forest (green)
  31. Lagoon (Blue/green)
  32. Ocean (Blue, green, white)
  33. Delft (blue, white)
  34. Blue Mountain (blue, dark gray)
  35. Purple Aster (light purple)
  36. Barrington (purple)
  37. Baroque (purple)
  38. Vineyard (purples, yellow, green, reds)
  39. Gothic (deep purple)






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