Saturday, March 8, 2014

I hate edging afghans! *new pattern*

So, my husband came to me on 2/26 and said his cousin is having a baby shower, that he wanted me to make something unisex (they didn't want to know the sex of the baby), and he wanted it done so she can get it for her baby shower on 3/8. They live in Philly. I live in NC. 

Let's just say it didn't happen in his time frame. Especially since I didn't buy my yarn until March 1st...

But I did finish it! 

Now, onto that pesky edging...
I don't mind edging the top and bottom, because there are spaces there available for it. But once you get to the sides, what do you do?? It's so hard for me to find the perfect space on the side of the afghan to crochet into. I did it, be it ever so carefully.

This is my "Sunshine Stripes" afghan. 

I used the pattern from Suzie's Stuff blog (link provided) and her slant stitch scarf, but I made a couple of very small changes.

2 skeins each Red Heart Super Saver Pale Yellow and White
K hook

Ch - chain
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
sk - skip
sp - space
st - stitch
** - repeat the instructions in between the asterisks.

Ch 139
Row 1: (With color A) hdc first ch from hook to end. Ch 3, turn
Row 2: Sk next 2 hdc sp, *dc in next three hdc sp, dc in sk sp, sk next hdc sp*, repeat ** to next to last hdc sp, dc in last sp. With color B, ch 2, turn.
Row 3: hdc in each sp across to end. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3, alternating color on each hdc row, until desired length. Fasten off, weave in ends.

I completed two rows of sc throughout, but be creative! As you read above, I'm not a fan of edging the sides of afghans, but there are some beautiful edging patterns out there.

Show me what you've done! I have a Facebook page - Leslie's Loops Yarn - and I want you to share photos of your crochet or knit projects.

Can't wait to see what you've done!

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