Friday, March 7, 2014

{Goldwillow Afghan}


Goldwillow Afghan

I have this friend.  Her name is Ale.  She's extremely talented.  We chat all the time about practically anything.  You can read about her art on her Golden Willow Quilts blog.  Anyway, we did a pretty special swap recently and I made her this cozy afghan.  Fun right???  WELL, it was getting so much attention on my Instagram feed (@InsideThePaperBox) that I've had some requests for more swapping!  If you head over to my IG you can follow along as I make them.

This crochet pattern is called the Sunburst Granny Square and you can find the tutorial I used HERE.  If you're a little knowledgeable in crochet, it should be a breeze.  If you're just starting out, YouTube is a GREAT tool for learning new stitches.  I utilize it ALL the time.  I've had a LOT of inquiries about the type of yarn I used on this one.  It's a bit of a mix, so hard to list it all, but what I can tell you is the majority of the colors for the circles were Berroco, Vintage.  I used mostly worsted weight acrylic/wool blends with a couple 100% wool and a couple aran weights mixed in.  The grey joining yarn I used is Vanna's Choice, Lions Brand 100% acrylic in Linen.  I made this one 10x14 squares making the final measurement ABOUT 45x60".

I'm currently hosting a casual little Crochet-A-Long on Instagram for the Sunburst Granny Afghan (#SunburstAfgahnCAL)  Go check it out and I hope you get inspired to try it out yourself and share your progress.

Goldwillow Afghan

I'm also working on another afghan (because I have like, project ADD or something) using this circle pattern.  It's much quicker and uses less yarn than the Sunburst Granny Square, a great pattern if you're hesitant to try the sunburst.  I'll keep you posted about how that one is coming along in the next few weeks.

Goldwillow Afghan


Goldwillow Afghan

But this GoldWillow afghan has gone to live at it's new home in Portland.  I'm extremely happy she is so in love with how it turned out.  Crafty friends are the best!

xoxo

Goldwillow Afghan

11 comments:

  1. Because you asked nicely on Instagram to leave a comment, I for sure am!! First and foremost, I adore following you, what a bright way you have with pictures and they always make me smile and make me want to bottle your talent!! So thank you!!! Keep those wonderful pics and inspiration coming my way!!

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  2. Your afghans are so great! I'm loving your color choices. I'm doing the border on mine right now. One thing I didn't expect was how weighty this is! Great job!

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  3. I've been following your progress on IG! This is gorgeous!

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  4. It's the most beautiful gift I've ever received!!! Crafty friends forever!!!!

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  5. the blanket turned out so pretty! I love all the color choices. I made one last year for my friends newborn baby so it was a little smaller and all in blues and grey, it was by far one of my most favorite crochet projects that I had done so far.

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  6. OMGosh! I would swap in a heart beat!

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  7. It's absolutely gorgeous!!! I have never crocheted before, but seeing all of your posts on Instagram, now I NEED one!! Is this a project that a beginner crocheter could be successful at?

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  8. Great colour selection - unfortunately in Europe I can't find Berocco vintage yarn! But you have inspired me to make a blanket like this one… um right after I finish joining my current granny square blanket!

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  9. Oh you have inspired me, must get back to crocheting again and put down the knitting needles lol!

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  10. I love this and I'm starting one of my own! Could you tell me about how many skeins of the background color I will need for the same size?

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