Monday, August 12, 2013

Big Progress!

Well, I put my mind to it and I am well on the way to assembling my Daisy Squares Afghan. You can find the tutorial to make these squares here at My Rose Valley.

 
  I am weaving in the ends of the squares just prior to attaching them and then stitching over the woven ends. I have done this before and rarely have any ends poke out later. I am so pleased with the way the white yarn showcases each square.

 
I have one more row of squares to attach and then must single crochet in the opposite direction. I think I will do one row of single crochet around the outside and then either a scallop or picot stitch.

~" Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? " ~ Ginny at Small ThingsI am joining Ginny's Yarn Along. Feel free to check out her site and peek in on what others are knitting/crocheting and reading.  


I have stopped reading Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan. It was just not my type of book. I was dreading opening it each time I sat down with it. I also had to reread several pages just to understand what I was reading. I never have to do that. So, now I have picked up The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman. This is a much more interesting book for me. It is an historical novel set in Massachusetts. It is a little choppy as each chapter advances several years forward, so the characters mostly change with each chapter with some reference to former characters. It is quick reading though.


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5 comments:

elizabeth said...

really lovely! appreciated hearing how you weave in the ends before joining it together! :)

Jen said...

So pretty!!! You are just joining them with a long chain of single crochet? How big are your squares? How big do you think the finished afghan will be? Please forgive all the questions! But I'm in the middle of making tons of 4" granny squares to be made into an afghan for my daughter and the thought of joining them is giving me the hives since I'm not sure how to do it! Never mind trying to figure out how many to make for a decent sized blanket!!

Cathie J said...

Jen, yes I am joining my 3" squares with one long row of single crochet in one direction. This leaves a defined ridge which you may or may not want. When I join in the perpendicular direction, I need to make a chain stitch over the original crochet chain to get to the next square. I am making this for a wheelchair-bound young lady so my 11 x 14 squares will be close to measuring 3'x4' which is recommended. Look on the internet for joining ideas. There are several. You can also go to various crochet pattern sites and look up patterns with granny squares (there are many) and see how they are joined. Thanks visiting my blog.

Irene said...

A beautiful blanket with gorgeous colours.
Thank you for your visit to my blog.
irene
xxxx

sweetpea family said...

Your Daisy Square afghan is beautiful and almost complete what a lovely feeling. I have just worked out that I will need about 224 squares for my afghan and I've done about 80 so far. Like you I weave my ends in before I attach them together and I am using the join as you go method, so I have completed 3 rounds of each square and then the fourth round will be my joining together round if that makes sense. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Sue x