Wednesday, October 28, 2020

It's Finished

I finished this beautiful afghan as a Christmas present for my daughter Nan. It's my biggest crochet project yet. And I'm very proud of it.

Blue crochet afghan on a chair
"Just for Her" afghan

I used the easy "Just for Her" crochet pattern from the Leisure Arts book Make in a Weekend Afghans to crochet. It took me much longer than a weekend because I only worked for a few hours at a time.

The bright blue yarn is "pool", one of Red Heart's Super Saver Yarns. A perfect accent for Nan's living room. (I hope 😅.)

This yarn choice turned out more important than expected. I didn't buy enough all at once and had to buy more. Super Saver yarn has a consistent color between dye lots. Something they call "no-dye-lot".

While crafters tout the Super Saver yarn for its economy and durability, I love how soft it is after washing. Something I always do before gifting them because I have three shedding pets.

I'm no crochet expert (yet), but I recommend both this easy-to-read pattern and yarn for your afghan project. 

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