March 25, 2018

Rainbow Afghan Finish!

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I've been working on this rainbow afghan for the last four months, and it's finished!  The pattern is Lazy Waves, and it measures approx 75" x 65" wide, just right for a queen size bed.

This afghan was made from my yarn stash, which is a combination of yarn from both of my grandmas and my own purchases.  The colors in the rainbows vary because I used up what I had and switched to a similar color when one ran out.  I only bought three skeins to fill in when there was nothing left in a color family, and there's probably enough left to make another blanket of similar size without buying much. 

I'm thinking the next one will be a pastel version to work on clearing out those skeins.  While spring is here and crocheting seems to be more of a winter pastime, I enjoyed making this so much that I plan to work on another one, winter or no.

My grandma was an amazing crocheter, and she was the queen of hiding yarn tails.  The afghans she made still do not have the yarn ends poking out 40 years later, something I haven't mastered.  I found this tutorial on weaving in the ends, a method I had never seen before, and it must have been her trick.  I gave it a go this time, and hopefully it works over time as the afghan is used.

You can see what others are slow stitching today over at Kathy's Quilts.

Slow Sunday Stitching

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Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It's beautiful. I haven't crocheted in years. I was never very good at weaving in the ends.

Cheryl said...

What fun! I love the fun rainbow!

Danice G said...

Very pretty Myra. I admire crocheting, and cannot do it myself. 'Love those colors.

Shannon said...

My grandma and my mother both gave me yarn and I used to crochet. That is I did until I learned to quilt! I never did figure out how to use an afghan and then be able to wash it without ruining it. My kids are too messy. Quilts are so much easier to wash and faster to make so I've never looked back!

grammajudyb said...

I used to crochet a lot. I never knew that trick for weaving in the yarn ends. I am going to keep this tute and try it on the next project I crochet. Thanks for the link.