Friday, March 25, 2011

Scrappy Afghan


I finished my son's afghan last week, but am just now getting the time to post it.


It turned out to be a great stash-buster and my son loves it.  


He's had this Spongebob blanket that has been his comfort blanket since his first birthday and as soon as I finished this one he decided that he wanted this one with him at night instead.  Quite an honor, let me tell you.  :)


I just love the way all the random colors came together.  Looking at all that leftover yarn I really didn't think it would turn out as nicely as it did.


And since it's all acrylic yarn it washes beautifully and is surprisingly soft.


Update:  You can find more about the pattern I used to crochet it here.  Basically, it's a (slip stitch followed by a double crochet) repeated all the way across one row; then you double crochet in every slip stitch and slip stitch in every double all the way across the next row.  And repeat!

I'll be linking this up to a few of the great parties in my Link Parties tab as well as Met Monday!

23 comments:

rome said...

Very nice! That looks beautiful!

mylifeaintalwaysbeautifulblog said...

Too funny. My kid wont give up his sponge bob blankie for anything. I've made him several but his little sister takes them all. Very pretty.

Our Crazy Filled Life said...

Is this crocheted or knitted? I'm curious because I crochet and the stitch you did looks really neat. I'm making an afghan for my son right now as well because he's outgrown the one his great-aunt made him when he was a baby.

Melissa said...

Beautiful...it was a great stash bust...

Saraccino said...

It looks so great! :)

Zibeline Knits said...

I LOVE IT!

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

Ooooo love it! Makes me want to try knitting. It is knit right? lol

Tanya said...

So cool! I absolutely love it! You must have had a very vibrant stash! Is that a blackberry stitch?

Stephani said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I love how all the colors work together....like it was all planned and not just a stash-buster.

Oh and I know all about the special blankie. My son has a cars blanket that goes everywhere.

Thanks for sharing with Crafty Friday!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Love the colors, Cecily. This turned out really nice. And it really is an honor that your son wants to sleep with it:)

Becky said...

Oh, my word...fabbo! Might I ask what stitch you used on that afghan? I looove the texture, and have a pile of scraps I need to use up myself.

Sandy said...

Beautiful!!! Any Chance you would post the pattern? I love all of the colors!

Cecily said...

Thanks, everybody! In response to all of the questions about the pattern I used I posted an update on the original post. Hope it helps!

Charlotte said...

The colors are beautiful! It looks like you planned it this way! New follower.

Megan said...

this looks super warm. I love the colors.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Julie said...

I have an afghan like this my grandma made me and I cherish it!
Yours is very nice! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!
http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspire-me-monday_28.html

TheCraftInMe said...

LOVE the colors, beautiful!

Kelly said...

I love this more than you know!!!!!I'd love it if you would
link up over at the glitter party! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekly-tues-thurs-link-party.html

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I LOVE this! Its PERFECT for you to Link up at my Linky PAR-TAY,

Whassup Wednesday!!!

And I have a party button you can grab so your friends can come too:)

*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

xoxokara

Our Seven Dwarfs said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I am definitely bookmarking this for all my leftover scraps. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

Jill of oursevendwarfs.com

AmieAnn said...

Beautiful! What an amazing way to stash bust.. love it! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. it's so nice to see you again!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Oh!!!!!!! That is just so sweet that he gave up his Spongebob blanket for yours that you made him!!!!! Wow, that must have just made your day and WEEK! And you know what? You did such a beautiful job on this pattern and the colors because he will use this for years and years and will probably even take it off to college with him!! Wonderful job, and touching story, Cecily.
Best,
Gloria

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I love the colours! The white and black really seem to ground and coordinate all the colours. Lovely, he's a lucky little boy.