Monday, February 14, 2011

This makes three afghans currently in progress.

Her family is moving across town.
She's not happy about it.
She says the house they're moving into doesn't have any heat.  And stuff on the outside of the house is rusty.
She has to change schools.  They have to leave their two cats behind.
She's in second grade.

So, when my co-worker brought me a bag of yarn and asked if I'd make an afghan for that little girl, how could I say no?

It's... so... FLUFFY!

Happy Valentine's Day.

9 comments:

Chicka said...

Roses, can I get you to share this pattern? I had it once before, and can't seem to find it. There are variations (that I don't much care for), but yours looks so close to what I had.

Dani said...

Lol 'cause you didn't already have some suitable yarn somewhere in your house.

Good for you though. Poor kid, that's crummy.

blueyeoki said...

Hi Roses, I never got past the granny square. Beautiful work! I love when my friends are multi-talanted. But really Woman are mothers sisters wives best friends doctors theripists and even political negotiators and thats just Monday the rest of the week our other skills really shine as well. I give you the 3 thbbbt salute. Have a great Valentine.

Thumper said...

Awwwww :)

Miss Em said...

Roses,

Now I know exactly what and why you were marked as one of my "Special" blogs....

YOUR
HEART
IS
SO


B I G .


Miss Em

Mrs. Who said...

That little girl will love that afghan. Forever. Bless you...

Roses said...

Chicka: I'm lousy at writing crochet patterns but try this:

Chain 102.
SC in second chain from hook and each chain across. Chain 2, turn.
DC in first sc and each sc across. Chain 2, turn.
DC in first four dc. *DC in the dc of the previous row pulling the loop up to current row. DC in next three dc. Repeat from * across row ending with four dc. Chain 2, turn.
DC in each dc across row.
Change color.
DC in first two dc. *DC in the dc of the previous row pulling the loop up to current row. DC in next three dc. Repeat from * across row ending with two dc. Chain 2, turn.
DC in each dc across row.
Change color.
Repeat pattern until afghan is size desired (or, as I do it, until yarn runs out).

Roses said...

Okay, yes. I told you I am lousy at writing crochet patterns. *sheesh*

Here is the corrected version:
(correction in italics)

Chain 102.
SC in second chain from hook and each chain across. Chain 2, turn.
DC in first sc and each sc across. Chain 2, turn.
DC in first sc and each sc across. Chain 2, turn.
Change color.

DC in first four dc. *DC in the dc of the PREVIOUS row pulling the loop up to current row. DC in next three dc. Repeat from * across row ending with four dc. Chain 2, turn.
DC in each dc across row.
Change color.
DC in first two dc. *DC in the dc of the previous row pulling the loop up to current row. DC in next three dc. Repeat from * across row ending with two dc. Chain 2, turn.
DC in each dc across row.
Change color.
Repeat pattern until afghan is size desired (or, as I do it, until yarn runs out).

Chicka said...

Thanks so much Roses!! <3