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Crocheting the Colorful Circles Aghan

Finally!  I made a baby blanket, gave it to my sister, and now I can talk about it.

I chose the Colorful Circles pattern from Baby Afghans.

Only it wasn't especially colorful. 

Rather than crochet the multicolored version, I decided to use gray and yellow yarn to match my nephew's nursery, and decided I'd give it to her at a shower her friends threw for her because the theme was--what else?--gray and yellow!

I used less than one skein (268 yards) of Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids for the circles, and then about a skein and a half of the gray.  I didn't think to work a gauge swatch, but I did play around with the squares for a while beforehand until I decided I needed an I hook for the circles and squares to look 'right.'

The project does require a fair amount of seaming, but it's just squares sewn into strips and then strips sewn together and edged with single crochet stitches.  When you weave in and trim all your ends--I was still taking of care of a few stray pieces at the shower!  It was just as shameful as you'd imagine--you're left with a wonderful little blanket for a stroller or a car seat. 

I love this little afghan.  And I loved making it.  It would make a great weekend project, or it could be crocheted up in a few evenings.  I love these little sunshiney circles in the blanket.  I love knowing that my sister likes this blanket because my family is the BEST about receiving yarncraft gifts.

And I love knowing that this sweet afghan is in a sweet gray and yellow nursery, all ready for a sweet boy.

2 thoughts on “Crocheting the Colorful Circles Aghan”

  • kateej

    It's beautiful. Did you block it?

    • Jen

      Thank you! I didn't because I finished at 3 in the morning, and didn't think it would be dry by the time I went to my sister's less than 12 hours later! It's machine washable and dryable, so she can wash it in whatever detergent she wants to wash her baby stuff in (another reason I didn't bother with blocking) and either let it stretch out a little or dry it and let it bunch up just a bit.

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