Thursday, January 15, 2015

UFO scrap afghan


A scan of some of the motifs used.  All will be edged in taupe like these.
The next UFO (un-finished object) on my crafting list is a crocheted scrap afghan I started a few years ago.  The pattern came from Gooseberry Patch Christmas book 9.  It takes 113 of these hexagonal motifs.  I just counted, and so far I have 14 motifs finished.  I think part of the problem has been that in between brief bouts of working on the afghan, I tend to forget just how the motifs are made and have to learn all over again.  So this time, I am hoping to crochet several motifs every week, putting the motifs together in strips as I go, in order to finish this project in 2015.

Of course, I will continue to use yarn, so there will be more scrap afghans in my future.  But there are also a lot of great patterns out there!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Mrs T, I love crochet Afghans but usually end up buying new yarn in my favourite colours to mix in with oddments from other projects. Do you crochet your pieces together or sew them I wonder?

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  2. Hi pinksparkle!!

    It is always nice to see you either at my kitchen table or in my Christmas kitchen!

    As for how I join the afghan motifs together, I usually go by whatever the pattern says. I have sewed them at times and crocheted them together at other times. This particular one calls for the pieces to be sewed together.

    Happy crafting!

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  3. What a great idea!!! :)

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  4. I am glad you like the idea, Nikki! I am hoping to finish four motifs this week and get one of the strips put together. We will see!

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