Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bright and Bold and Happy















and Finished.



I call this my happy ghan. This was made out of 7 scarf size (54"x5") strips. I added a row of single crochets around each strip, then joined together and edged. The scarf pattern was from a Michael's project sheet and very simple.


For this afghan I had two skeins of each color and a size G hook.
The finished size on this is 42" x 58", a great cover up on a chilly evening.


1.  chain 23, sc in 2nd chain from hook, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st, to last 2 stitches, sc in each, ch 1, turn.

2.  sc in turning, ch 1, sc in ch 1 sp across, ending with sc in last sc, ch 1 turn (repeat row 2 for desired length).
Crochet a row of single crochet around each length (I used shocking pink). I then sewed the scarf lengths together.

Edging:
Row 1 and 2 - sc around.
Row 3: SC in 5 st, 4 dc in next st, around, fasten off.
Happy Crocheting!

70 comments:

  1. It really turned out lovely, I especially like the pink trim!

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  2. Love it, Gloria! The pink ruffled edging really sets it off! :D

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  3. Yea! You finished! It's so colorful and fun! I bought yarn to start an afghan. I bought yarn to make scarves. I'm always buying yarn. But going through a creative dryspell at the moment. Oh well! I'll get back in the groove one of these days. Probably when March rolls around. Blessings, Tammy

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  4. That came out so pretty!! I have never tried crocheting. I have tried knitting and I find it hard - is crocheting easier than knitting?

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    1. Yes, it is. I have tried knitting over the years and could not do it. I was determined to learn and bought a "Learn to crochet" book at Walmart last year and taught myself. I am truly addicted and love it!!!

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    2. Crocheting is so much easier than knitting. I taught myself to crochet by watching youtube.com videos! Right off I made over a 100 hats for charity, that really helped me learn the stitches. Give it a try Im sure you'll love it too!!!

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    3. I don't find knitting to be too hard. What I do find difficult is picking up the stitches I drop when knitting....LOL

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    4. Hi; I do both, but I find that I am much faster with crocheting. I like the "look" of knitting, but I have made over 30 hats and two scarves since November. Most were for gifts, and some were donated to a transtion program for the formerly homeless. It is fun! I think I will try this one, I like how you do the small projects then put them together. Aloha---

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    5. I think crochet is much easier--one hook, no wondering where to put the next stitch, easy to pick up a dropped stitch (which happens much less frequently than in knitting). On the other hand, you can do things with knitting that are just awkward with crochet. Knitting is (in general) better for clothing, better for making cables, and makes a smoother fabric. Crochet is great for afghans, heavier garments, and things like rugs or dishcloths. It just depends on what you want to do.

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    6. Oh yes! Crocheting for me is so much easier than Knitting. I have talked to others that say just the opposite but I have done both since I was about 6 years old and for some reason Knitting is not as enjoyable to me because I constantly have to worry about dropping a stitch and I have never made anything Knitting beside a simple square, it's just not my thing at all. But Crochet on the other hand is awesome! Recently I have learned to make so many new things and continue to do so every day because everything about Crochet is so much easier. Give it a try....you won't regret it.

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    7. I think as you get older you might find crocheting easier than knitting. My mother is 90 and finds it easier to crochet now than knit, although she can still do both and does!!!

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  5. I think crocheting is easier, I too have a difficult time with knitting, have made a few small things but just can't seem to get the hang of knitting. I'm so slow at it. With crochet I can really move!

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    1. I totally agree with you Glor, I could have written your reply myself because it's exactly my thoughts.

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  6. i love the little ruffled edge!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  7. So love the colors and the ruffled edge! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

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  8. I love all the bright colors!! This is gorgeous! Now all I need to do is learn how to crochet... : )

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  9. Why oh why have I never learned to crochet? This is the cuteness of all blankets!
    Thanks for sharing-
    -Tiff

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  10. Fun and happy! I love the colors! : )

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  11. I love love love your crochet.. my favorite pastime...
    Sandy
    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  12. Stopping by from Funky Junk Interiors. I love to crochet. Your afghan from scarf shaped pieces is very unique and a great idea for easy to travel projects. I will have to keep this one in mind for a future project.

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  13. That ruffled edge is the perfect final touch. I need a good afghan pattern, this is it!

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  14. Wow...that's truly beautiful! All it needs is me to cuddle in it! :) I love the ruffle edge; i really need to take a class.

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  15. I love this! I am featuring this on my sidebar all day Saturday! Feel free to grab my "featured" button if you'd like!
    -Steph

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  16. This is really beautiful. You have me wanting to crochet an afgahn because it looks so modern, not like my grandma's afgahn. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.
    Blessings,
    Nancy

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  17. Beautiful! Makes also happy to see these colours...

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  18. Pretty Afghan. I am going to make 2 or 3 for Christmas presents for my grandchildren. Have been crocheting and knitting for over 40 years. Always love to see new patterns, and different selection of yarns used.

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  19. It's great to see a pattern to make afghans with strips -- so much easier to assemble. My local CGOA Chapter -- Three Rivers Crochet in Pittsburgh -- has made afghans in strips from yarn left over from making Special Olympics scarves, to donate to local VA programs.

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  20. I love this afghan and am almost half way finished! I do find the Red Heart yarn somewhat stiff, thought. Any suggestions to soften it after it's finished? Thanks for the pattern!

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    1. I always wash my finished yarn projects on delicate cycle in the washing machine and then dry on easy care with bounce.
      Comes out soft and smelling fresh!!!

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    2. Ditto. Wash and dry. It becomes very soft and comfy.

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  21. Lori Z. -Peoria ArizonaNovember 17, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    This is really great! I have been crocheting since I was little and am always on the look out for new patterns. It seems I am always looking for difficult patterns but sometimes the prettiest items are so simple. Great Job! I'm going to make one this weekend. Thanks

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  22. I think this afghan is just lovely. I shy away from patterns were assembly is required because I don't like the ridge I end up with when I connect the pieces. Do you have a trick for making the connecting stitches smooth? I think I will try this one soon!

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    1. If you whip stitch instead of crocheting the pieces together, you get a flat join. This means sewing and I find it utterly tedious. I'll take the ridge to avoid having to sew up a gazillion pieces by hand.

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  23. For some reason I cannot get this to print, so I copies the instructions. There are only two rows easy enough right?? But I still have a questions, the second row is says continue for length in the chain one space, so do you do row 1 then 2 and so on because the way it reads just continue row 2 in the chain one space however they are single crochet.
    Thank you

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  24. sc in turning, *ch 1, sc in ch 1 sp* across, ending with sc in last sc, ch 1 turn ...

    to annonymous: ... yes continue with just this ... just keep doing the chain 1 and single crochet in the chain 1 space of the previous row to desired length. Send me an email at glor.crochetgalore@gmail.com if I can help more. Thank you.

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    1. I have trouble making my peices straight. Is this how to do it? Single crochet into the single crochet of the previous row? Thanks!

      Aloha...

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  25. This is a very pretty and simple pattern. We are crocheting for vets in the VA hospitals. B ut they all have to be 42x42in. I'll just have to make it shorter.
    I'll also use more manly colors.

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    1. That will be fun! I always change colors and patterns. You could even do narrow stripes within the scarves... They will go even faster in the smaller size (for wheelchairs?)
      Aloha-----

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  26. i have 27 employees that i crochet for every year for Christmas - this one i can do for them and still be done in time for next Chistmas -for this christmas jsut past - 2011 - i made the retro mittens featured on this site - they turned out awesome and my staff loved them - thanks for all you do to share these patterns. :)

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    1. If I start now, I will have great gifts for next Christmas.

      Aloha

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  27. Oh, I really want to do this pattern. Your afghan is so beautiful. Thank you so much.

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  28. When your afghan is complete, do the stipes go down the length of the blanket or across?

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  29. I love it but can you explain how you sew them together and what is used to sew them together.:-)Also what did you use for your finished length of each strip?

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    1. I used the same yarn as the edging (a hot pink) and sewed using a whip stitch in the back loops only of each section. My length was 54 inches before the edging. Hope this helps.

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  30. beautiful - what are the actual yarn colors?

    carlam

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  31. I plan on making this after the holidays. I wanted to say Thanks for the encouragement of the scripture. That was the best! Merry Christmas.

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  32. Can't wait to make this for Christmas gifts next year!!!

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  33. How did join them I'm trying his out love the pattern

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    1. Hi Heidi, I used a whip stitch in the back loops only.

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  34. you should of use I or J hook, and you would not have use so much yarn, with them many balls, you could of made it for twin size bed.

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  35. I also love to crochet and find the patterns marked easy just what I need to be able to finish my work thanks for the patterns.
    Carol

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  36. It took 20 pages to print the directions, You have a lovely afghan but I don't appreciate spending that much in ink and paper to print the pattern. It would be nice if you would make a printer friendly copy available.

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    1. I'm so sorry that you had to print out so many pages. If you highlight only the pattern, right click, then click on copy and the right click again and click on paste into your file that should eliminate all the extra pages.

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  37. GORGEOUS!! Glor, you are amazing with colors, girl. Linda

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  38. This is DEFINITELY going to the top of my "to do" list. I like making baby afghans in bright colors that pop!

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  39. Three Rivers Crochet in Pittsburgh has made similar afghans for donation to our local VA programs, using yarn leftover from making scarves for Winter Special Olympics programs. This is a great way to display colors!

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  40. I plan to make this easy and sparklingly pretty afghan but I wanted to tell you how refreshing it is to read your beautiful spiritual quotes, but I especially LOVE the prayer for the unborn baby - I will pray this every single day. Thank you and I pray the Lord blesses you daily. Liz

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  41. I plan to make this afghan soon - it looks so easy (which I love) but I truly love your spiritual quotes and prayers. I especially LOVE the prayer for the unborn endangered babies. My husband and I were adopted (we are in our 60's now) and am grateful to our moms for giving up 9 months of their lives to give us our lives. I will be saying that prayer daily from now on. May God bless you in your life - thank you.

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    1. Liz, thank you for such a wonderful post. You touched my heart. Blessings.

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  42. Since I don't like to join things I am going to use this stitch and just keep knitting with all my "stash" and change colors as necessary. I loved your color combinations.

    Thanks for the prayer they touch my heart. I always like reminders. I like to say a lot of short prayers during the day.

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  43. Though this may be a post for a beautiful pattern, the prayers on the page are what caught my eye. It's so inspiring when I run across people who a truly unashamed of the gospel.

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  44. this is a beautiful afghan I intend making several of these some for men without the ruffled edge. I plan to donate them to senior citizens It is a tight knit pattern and will keep them warm thank you for sharing

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  45. Just what i needed. I have 4 single bed size blankets to make, before Christmas. Love this.

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  46. I've been crocheting for 42 years, and I enjoy it very much; I also learned to knit the most basic stitches and items, and I'm glad I did. I'm not good at making the gorgeous fancy things, but just knowing that I CAN switch crafts when I want to is sweet.

    The prayers caught my eye, too--for the very thing Christ has told us NOT to do, and that is not to use vain repetitions "as the heathen do, for they think they shall be heard for their much speaking." (Matthew 6:7)

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  47. I love the prayers you have on your page, thank you for a wonderful pattern and spiritually uplifting messages

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