I spent my evening yesterday on YouTube watching Part 1 and 2 of THIS VIDEO to learn how to Join-As-You-Go with my granny squares. Can you believe I’ve never done it and didn’t know how? Well, now I do! Isn’t YouTube wonderful? I’m doing it slightly different than her because I have one chain between each of my granny groups and two in the corners, but other than that, it’s the same. It’s definitely not faster than whip-stitching or crocheting them together, or maybe it will be once I get going? I don’t know. I’m glad I know how now. I’ll make my decision as to whether I like it or not when the blanket is finished and I see how it looks.
I feel like I’m at the point of no return on crocheting this blanket, otherwise I would scrap it and make THIS ONE. She’s a beauty, and I’ve fallen in love with her. If I’m not too sick of squares by the time I’m finished with this one, I might just make it. I might be really sick of RED by then though. They really look completely different even though they both have a lot of RED.
The free pattern is called:
Primarily Country Afghan at
www.free-crochet.com (must register)
I’m using a size H crochet hook and H.L. ILT Y in
RED, BANANA, and MEDIUM BLUE.
I’m changing the colors around because I wanted it predominantly RED, and I’m only making two different motifs. I’ll also be making a different, more elaborate border, and I can’t wait!