Making afghans for little ones

crochetwordart_color-728x696Now that my children and grandchildren are all grown up and prefer to wear the latest styles (not Grammie’s crocheted stuff), I decided to start making afghans for less fortunate children. I have tons of colourful craft cotton, which never gets fuzzy or worn-looking and can take a real beating. Perfect for the little ones to curl up in. I’ve made three, so far, and have a fourth on on the go and a fifth one planned. I love to be busy, especially when I’m just sitting on the sofa watching television. Anyway, blah, blah, blah…here are my first three afghans.img_8662 Feel inspired?

This is a close-up of one that I crocheted as a simple rectangle. To keep it interesting, I used a variety of  simple stitches, including single, half-double and double crochet.

Here’s the second one, which I made from 12 simple granny squares. I crocheted them together with white yarn and added a simple border. Well, Cookie seems to like it!

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Here’s the third one, just one big granny square with lots of bright colours.

2016-11-22-09-19-38Afghans numbers four and five are in the works, so come on back soon to see what I’m doing with my giant basket of yarn.

Happy crafting, happy crocheting, happy everything!

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