I received a custom order request for this baby afghan from an old friend of mine and I was very honored to be able to accommodate. Her Grandfather had crocheted baby afghans for all his great-grandchildren before he passed way. Deanne is now expecting the first great-grandchild since his passing and asked if I could try to reproduce the pattern. Though the result is not exactly the same as his pattern, it is very close and I hope reminds her of him.
I think this is probably my favorite request ever. Crocheting an afghan for an order is one thing. But to try to stand-in and create something on behalf of someone who is now gone is very humbling. I was so touched to be asked to make the attempt.
Deanne selected three Bernant Baby Sport skeins in a coral, light taupe, and a matching variegated yarn. These colors turned out to be just fabulous together and I must say it is one of my favorite afghans I have ever made.
When I completed the afghan I still had a lot of yarn left; so I made two solid color pillows to go with it. I made four flowers using the same stitch as the edging on the afghan and sewed them together on each side of the pillows, using a button in the center and adding pearl beads for embellishment. I love how the solid pillows look against the stripes of the afghan.
It turned out so pretty that I have listed the set in my Etsy store. I would love to make the set again in some other customized colors. I am also working on writing up the pattern to add to my Ravelry store.