The first project of the year is finished and delivered! My Niece Julie turned 16 in January and I wanted to make her a nice, grown-up afghan. With her favorite color purple, I started in on a corner-to-corner afghan. This is a very simple pattern that you can easily google instructions for. It works up perfectly square, or rectangular with very little effort and I really like how the variegated yarn looks in the pattern. (We know I just love variegated yarn.)
My own creativity comes into play with the edging on this piece. I did not write down the pattern for this one, but I will include a very rough account of it below.
This is Julie with her afghan after she received it today. Sorry it was late for your birthday!
Join all rounds with a sl st in beginning st.
Round 1: A round of single crochet. Two sc in each ch 2 at the end of each row and 3 sc in each corner.
Round 2: Dc in each sc. 3 dc in each corner.
Round 3: Dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc around. Dc, ch 2, dc in each corner.
Round 4: Dc in each dc around, 2 dc in each ch 2 sp. 3 dc in each corner.
Round 5: Repeat round 3.
Round 6: (Dc, ch 2, dc) in each dc, ch 2. (Dc, ch 2, dc) in each corner.
Round 7: (Dc, picot, ch 1) 3 times in first ch ch 2 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 1. Around. (Dc, picot, ch 1) 5 times in each corner.
Round 8: Dc in ch 1 between first and second picots, ch 5, dc in ch 1 between second and third picots, ch 1, (dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 1. Around. Dc in ch 1 between second and third picots, ch 5, dc in ch 1 between third and fourth picots, ch 1 for each corner.
Round 9: Repeat round 7 with 5 (dc, picot, ch 1) in each ch 5 sp. (Dc, picot, ch 1) 7 times for each corner.