This afghan is such a fun project to work on.
The bright, sunshiney colours are just what I needed to brighten my days. You can’t be depressed when surrounded by bright sunny yellows and perky pinks! Well, okay maybe you can be, but not me. Just the sight of the work in progress in my basket is enough to lighten my day – and more often than not enough to tempt me over to work on just one more square.
And I’m pretty sure you do know how that goes – just one more – then but I have to do one of each colour – and so on.
As of this writing, I’ve finished about 10 of each colour. I’ve started playing with laying out the squares a bit, as you can see, and have decided that I don’t need extra white between the squares. I love how the colours pop right next to each other, and the white daisies tie everything together well enough that the simple white single crochet join should be plenty.
After going back and forth several times, laying things out and moving them around, I think I’m going to go for a 10 square by 15 square layout – which will require 30 squares of each color. I’m planning to add a white and yellow border, likely in single crochet, but I may do a row of granny square three-double-crochet-clusters before the single crocheting.
I’m also planning on a 2-square offset. No offset, because there are five colours, would result in straight stripes. A one square offset would result in diagonal stripes. But I prefer something a little more random-looking (but totally NOT random in design, hah!) and I really like the two square offset, as shown here. I played around quite a lot with the order of the colours as well, not wanting the two pinks clumped up too much together, not wanting the blue to seem too overwhelming – some of the most fun of afghan making is playing with the patterns like this.
At the rate I’m working, it will be at least a month before I’m ready to start putting the squares together, and I’m okay with that. I have so many other things going on that rushing it is just not going to happen, and the longer it takes, the more time I have to enjoy working on it.
What do you think of the pattern and the progress? Let me know in the comment section below!