Friday, August 6, 2010

County Fair Entry?

Chevron Baby Afghan 
My mind is full of ideas for fair entries.  I just might get my bread entered this year!  Then I have paper crafts to enter!  And needlework, oh my! 

I just finished the baby afghan I have been working on for a baby girl due in October and wanted to share it with you.  I just might enter it at the fair if I can wait that long to give it to the momma.  If not, I am working on another one for a baby boy and should have it done in time for the fair.  The pattern is called Chevron Afghan and was in a magazine my mom bought back in the early 70s.  The original pattern was for a full size afghan crocheted using worsted weight yarn and I made several of those.  However, the pattern was easily adapted to the baby afghan size.  The afghan is made in strips using the afghan stitch with "chevrons" being crocheted on top every other row. The one I have pictured is made with Bernat Baby Coordinates in Baby Pink and is machine washable and dryable (of course!).  I wish I knew how many of these I have made in the last 30+ years!  Trust me, it's been a lot!!!  Normally I make something once and then want to move on to something else--new and exciting.  However, this pattern is very relaxing for me and I never get tired of making these afghans. Seeing the faces of the recipients is enough to keep me making then over and over again for another 30 years! I have never seen another pattern like it and tried to find it on the internet but to no avail.  Fortunately, I learned to make it before I learned to read crochet patterns so have it memorized. Don't ask me for the pattern because I don't have it but I would be glad to sit with you and teach you how like my mother did for me:)
Closeup of double crochet cross stitch border
Close up of "chevrons"

Do you have your fair projects ready?  I'm working on mine!  Kat

1 comment:

  1. that is one beautiful afghan Kathy!! I'm sure the recipient will just love it!