Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Finished!


Last night I finished crocheting all of the rows, and this morning, wove in the few yarn ends that were in the body of the afghan and then trimmed all of the tassels. It's so nice to have been able to utilize all of the scrap yarn and turn it into another afghan!

32 comments:

Nabila Grace said...

Oh I LOVE it!! It's so pretty. I bet it's super warm as well. I wish I knew how to crochet!!

Elizabethd said...

Sarah, that is so lovely. I can't imagine how many hours of work you have put into it.

Mikailah Autumn said...

Oh, it's so beautiful! :) What a blessing to be able to use all those scraps + create something beautiful. :)

Blessings!

Bethany Lynn said...

Beautiful!! Your pictures are staged so well and have great lighting too. Good job!

Joy said...

Love seeing finished projects! It inspires me to continue on with some of my "in-progress" items. :)

Shannon said...

How beautiful~ You did a wonderful job Sarah!

Blessings~

Rena said...

ohhhh! I first saw you start this last winter and I remember you ran out of scrap yarn. And now it's done. SO beautiful!!! I've loved that pattern ever since you and another blogger introduced me to it, but I never have enough scrap yarn to make one (or the time/patience either, probably!). You've made a gorgeous job of it. Now so I guess this was the Big Project? It's well worth the wait :)

Anne said...

Hi Sarah,
It's awesome! I like the striping and pattern. It looks thick and warm. Perfect for our weather right now!
Blessings,
Anne♥

7 Eagles said...

Lovely job, Sarah. It must be satisfying indeed to have made something so pretty and useful out of what might have been thrown away. A penny saved is a penny earned!

~ Betsy

Suze said...

This is a think of beauty. Would you mind sharing the pattern? I prefer to work in rows when I crochet and I always seem to create more scraps when I set out to use up my scraps.

Once again I am stunned that you accomplish so much. Sewing in the ends while snuggled under the blanket must feel great after all the work you have put in.

Well done.

Sarah said...

Thank you, Nabila! And yes, it is warm. :) Maybe someday you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to crochet! Too bad we don't lived closer, as I would be happy to teach you!

Sarah said...

Thank you, Elizabeth! And yes, it does have quite a few hours in it! Which I don't mind, as for me, crocheting is relaxing and one of my favorite types of handwork to do in the evenings to keep my hands busy. :)

Sarah said...

Thank you, Mikailah! I was glad to have an afghan pattern that used up all of the scraps . . . something unusable turned useful!

Sarah said...

Thank you, Bethany!

Sarah said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Joy! And that it could be inspiring. :) It's nice to have at least one of my "in-progress" things finished . . . now to finish some of the other ones!

Sarah said...

Thank you, Shannon!

Sarah said...

Thank you, Rena! I was so pleased with how it turned out with just using scrap yarn. I still have some scraps left so will keep saving yarn until there is enough to make another one!

No, this isn’t *the* Big Project yet! :) I am getting a lot closer to finishing ‘that’ one, though, and I hope to post about it soon!

Sarah said...

Thank you, Mrs. Anne! And yes, it is perfect for right now. I’ve been enjoying it in the evenings and also on my bed at night!

Sarah said...

Thank you, Betsy! And yes it is . . . I love taking something that wasn’t able to be used or wasn’t useful (scrap yarn in this case), and turning it into something that can be used and enjoyed. So satisfying!

Sarah said...

Thank you, Suze! I would be happy to share the pattern . . . it is really simple to do. It might take me a bit, though, to get it typed up, but as soon as I do, I’ll share it here. I am sure you would enjoy it plus have the added benefit of using up your scrap yarn!

And yes, it did! :)

It was so nice to hear from you again . . . thank you for leaving a comment!

Suze said...

Thank you Sarah. Life is busy as dad's alzheimer's is entering the late stages. Parts or him are still here but now he is like a naughty 18 month old in many ways. Recently he broke his arm which has worsened his mental state. I have just had two nights on the Queen Mary 2 and slept a lot. It was wonderful to be spoiled for a little while. I am about to go get dad.

God bless.

Karen F said...

SO beautiful!!!

Sarah said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, Suze! Alzheimers is such a difficult and sad disease. I will be praying for him and for you as well!

I am glad that you were able to enjoy a time of rest and refreshment. I am sure that was much needed for you!

Sarah said...

It was, Karen!

Leah said...

That's a beautiful afghan Sarah!

amy said...

Your afghan is beautiful, Sarah! :))

Anonymous said...

I know this an older post but as I was browsing through your blog it jumped out at me...my grandmother made a very similar afghan to yours and I was wondering if you had a link or some information you could give about the pattern. I have lots of scrap yarn and I would love to make this afghan. Yours turned out beautifully! I love the colors you incorporated!

~Angela

Sarah said...

Welcome to my blog, Angela, and thank you for your comment! How neat that your grandmother had made a similar afghan! I have the pattern printed out, though I’ll have to dig it out . . . as soon as I do (which will hopefully be soon!), I’ll post it here in the comments for you. It would be fun for you to be able to crochet an afghan with your scrap yarn that is similar to your grandmother’s!

Thank you. :) It was fun to make!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sarah! I so appreciate it!

~Angela

Sarah said...

Here is the pattern for the afghan, Angela! It was given to me type-written by another crocheter, and I re-wrote it just a bit to make it a little more clear. I remember at one point when following the directions that I got confused, but after studying the afghan photos I had, I was able to figure it out. So feel free to copy off the photo in this post for reference if you need to. Have fun crocheting!

And if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. :) I would be happy to help if I can!

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--First crochet a chain however wide you want the afghan to be.

--Leave a tail of yarn (5” or so) at the ends of the chain and each row . . . these will for the tassels later.

--The first five rows are single crochet in the same color – this creates the border. (I chose cream.)

--For the first color row, pick any color and single crochet 9 stitches; crocheting into the back of the previous row.

--For the 10th stitch in the row, instead of going into the back of the stitch, insert your crochet hook directly below the stitch (into the stitch below it), and crochet just as if you were making a single crochet. The finished stitch will resemble the letter ‘v’

--Crochet 1 single crochet in the next stitch and then crochet another ‘v stitch’ in the next stitch.

--Continue this pattern throughout the entire row.

--For the second color row, pick a new color. For the very first stitch, do the ‘v stitch.’

--Then follow the pattern by crocheting nine single crochet, one ‘v stitch’, one single crochet, and one more ‘v stitch’; continue this sequence until you reach the end of the row.

--For the third row: pick a new color and crochet one single crochet, then a ‘v stitch’, and then once again begin the pattern (nine single crochet, one ‘v stitch’, one single crochet, and one more ‘v stitch’; continue this sequence until you reach the end of the row.)

--For the fourth row: pick a new color and crochet one ‘v stitch’, one single crochet, one ‘v stitch’, and then begin the pattern again of 9 single crochet, one ‘v stitch’, one single crochet’ and one ‘v stitch.’ Continue until the end of the row.

--For the fifth row: pick a new color, crochet one single crochet, one 'v stitch', one single crochet, one 'v stitch', and 9 single crochet. (You will keep adding one more single crochet at the beginning of each row until you have 9 again.)

--After nine color rows, crochet one row of the same color as the border

--Every 12th row, you will need to start with a ‘v stitch’ just like in row two of the color rows.

--When the afghan has reached the length that you desire, simply end with five single crochet rows in the color of your border.

--Tie yarn ends into tassels with five yarn ends per tassel.

--Trim tassels to the same length.

--Enjoy using your new afghan!

Anonymous said...

I know what I am starting on this weekend! :) Thank you so much for writing out the instructions. I read through them and I think I understand them. I will definitely ask if I have any questions. I am so excited to get started! Once again, I really appreciate you taking the time to do this!

~Angela

Sarah said...

I hope you had fun starting your afghan, Angela! I am excited for you. :) Enjoy!

You are more than welcome!