Well folks, HERE IT IS!! It’s finally finished! I decided to make this a smaller blanket (mostly because I lost patience after the first 10 squares), measuring about 2ft x 3ft. Kudos to those of you who make large granny square afghans, I don’t know how you do it! Thanks to my family who has been living under mounds of yarn and yarn scraps and who have been watching me walk around with this project, using every spare moment to crochet. If you do have the time to make one of these blankets, it would be an absolutely wonderful baby gift or perfect for a little girls room. But more than that, the color combinations you could use on this afghan are endless and the solid squares are the perfect surface to sew on any time of crocheted appliqué (animals? letters? holiday themes?) I can’t wait to see what you guys do with it!
I hope you have enjoyed the series of tutorials posted so far and will be inspired to make your own Daisy Afghan! This is the 3rd and final post where we will talk about how to crochet the border but first lets go over the materials and the tutorials that we have already covered:
• Worsted Weight Yarn • Size H Crochet Hook • Tapestry Needle
Goldfish, Pink, Lamb, Sweet Pea, Mustard, White.
Now lets go over the border. Thanks for all of your suggestions on my Facebook page
! I went with the rows of SC plus the scalloped border and absolutely love how it turned out!
Starting at any place on the edge of your afghan, attach white yarn, ch 1 and SC around the enter edge, join to your first SC. When you get to the places where you joined your squares, make a SC at the end of each join (see picture below).
When you get to the corners make 2 SC in each corner.
Make 2 Rounds of SC in white, 1 round of SC in orange, then pink, then cream, then green. After each round, join to you first SC and fasten off. You will need to weave in ends when you are done.
The last round you will make a scalloped border in white. Attach yarn, skip 2, make 7 DC all in same stitch, skip 2 stitches and join to next stitch with a slip stitch. *Skip 2 stitches and make 7 DC in the next stitch, skip 2 and join with slip stitch, repeat from *. You will probably have to fudge this round a little because unless you are very lucky, the scallops won’t evenly aline with your stitch count. Don’t worry. You can skip an extra stitch or two in order for you to end on the last scallop. Just be sure to plan ahead a little by counting the stitches you have left when you get close to the end. There is a great Crocheted Scalloped Border Tutorial over at Praying with My Feet <—Check it out if you need more visuals.
Here are more pictures of the finished blanket!
I hope you have enjoyed all of the tutorials and pictures. Please feel free to post your daisy afghans (or other versions) on my Facebook page
! And if you are a selling finished afghans, please be sure to post a link to your shop or blog in the comments below.
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