Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Crochet Daisy Afghan



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:

Materials used: 
• Worsted Weight Yarn • Size H Crochet Hook • Tapestry Needle
I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn in these colors (listed in the order pictured):
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.

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.*** 




61 comments:

  1. It is beautiful!

    www.thehedgehoglife.blogspot.com

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  2. Very pretty! I have made a few afghans and sell some in my Etsy shop.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/159144013/baby-blanket-very-soft?

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  3. This afghan is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. that is beautiful! I need a granddaughter. lol
    Debbi
    -YankeeBurrow

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    1. Hi Debbie, I have 3 Granddaughters, so maybe we can share..lol! :). I'm going to try to make 3 afghans, each in different colors, for my 3 granddaughters. Will keep you posted. :) Lynn.

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  5. I love it! It's so cute. :)

    Elisabeth Sullivan
    http://everlastinglifeinchrist.blogspot.com/

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  6. It´s the most adorable blanket I´ve seen.

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  7. WOW......this is SO adorable!
    You have such a great talent. Thanks for sharing it, I really appreciate it.

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  8. another job well done another job for me to do...AWESOME, FABULOUS, FANTASTIC....love your work

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  9. This is so pretty! I could see it made larger for a sun porch or summer cottage. Or with a shell applique for a beach house!

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  10. Wow. Little Zoe is already sitting up. She's so darn cute. Blanket is cute too but she's cuter :-) You did a good job weaving in the ends. I made a granny square blanket for my daughter before she was born but once I washed the blanket, some of the ends became loose.

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  11. beautiful the best afghan I have ever seen

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  12. Wow!! This is so beautiful! Thank you so much for your sharing of this.

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  13. This is so cute and beautifully made! Thank you for sharing how you made it!

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  14. I think this is simply amazing!! What a wonderful job.. Thank you for sharing with all of us crocheters!!

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  15. This is the prettiest afghan I've ever seen, thank you for sharing. :)

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  16. Wow!! This is gorgeous, the prettiest I've ever seen too. Well done you xx

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  18. Sarah, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  19. Sarah it is soooo cute !!! E

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  20. c' est exquis j' aime beaucoup tes choix de couleurs et avec les appliqués c' est vraiment génial bravo bises a bientôt

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  21. I love this little afghan! It reminds me of one my nana had. I have no idea who made it, or when, but even as a kid, I knew there was something special about that one. It was HUGE! Now I know what went into it - boatloads of patience, love & WORK! Lol,& I am going to have to make one...

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  22. This is so cute! I've tried to make a few blankets and gave up! This one has inspired me to try make another one again!
    Only problem I have is choosing colours... I'm not good with that!

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    1. Just a suggestion. When picking out colors, go to the verigated yarn, pick out one that you like and look at the colors within that one skein. Then go to the single colors and pick those colors. By looking at the verigated, it gives you an idea of what single colors will look together. Hope it helps.

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    2. Hi Lucinda, What a fantastic way to create your color palette! :) I've been crocheting for years & it has NEVER occurred to me to try your
      idea.. Thank you for a truly unique, no BRILLIANT way to insure that my color picks will be pleasing, not just to myself, but to the recipient of this gift. Thank you, Lynn :)

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  23. This is really beautiful. Thaks for designing, showing and sharing the pattern. I am going to crochet this blanket with pleasure.

    Have a happy day, Margaret

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  24. This blanket is gorgeous! I am getting my yarn today to start one! I'm going to make it twice as big so it will be able to go on a bed. Thank you so much for all your pics of the blanket and the easily understood directions. You did a marvelous job! Hope you area having a great spring!
    Hugs,
    Deb P.

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  25. I love this afghan. It's perfect for a baby. My niece is expecting twins so... I am so glad to see this pretty border too. I am part of a Facebook group that makes 'comfortghans' for people who have or are facing tragedies. Ladies from around the country make squares and then we put them together. I am close to finishing one for a little girl with Crohn's Disease. This is the perfect border to finish the project. Yay!! Thank you.

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  26. Cute blanket with those daisies all over it. Love the color combo's as well. You sound just like me...in fact, sometimes I have a hard time finishing projects....'if only I could get those buttons on those booties!' Don't worry, eventually I have a talk with myself, grab all my unfinished projects and finish them. I guess I'm a better starter...

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  27. it's beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. I just told all of my pregnant FB friends that one of them better have a girl because I NEED to make this blanket! It is really darling and could be used for all kinds of variations! I'm thinking fall colors and leaf appliqués maybe for a little boy.

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  29. how many balls of yarn do i need to purchase

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  30. So pretty I started mine today my daughters room is flowers and butterfiles so this is perfect.

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  31. I collect blanket patterns without ever making one. I'm so impatient, which is why I sell hats. This, however, I LOVE. Thank you for sharing!
    P.S. Love the name Zoe. That's what we named our third, and she's seven months old now.

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  32. Your work is impeccable!! So happy
    I found your blog and Facebook page!

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  33. this is perfect :) love it.

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  34. This is the classiest baby afghan I've seen. Any plans to create one for a baby boy?

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  35. This is by far THE. MOST. BEAUTIFUL. blanket I have ever seen. I want one so bad!!! Your color choices, placement, design....everything. PERFECT. Wowzers. (I don't know why I've said Wowzers like 3 times today. )

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  36. its very beautiful and I loved the colors that you have used. Its just amazing. I can imagine the time and effort it takes to finish a baby blanket. But the effort has paid off.... Its a very lovely product...

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  37. Again another beautiful design

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  38. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing this pattern... You are so talented!!! I loved this pattern so much I whipped one up myself. Came out really nice!

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  39. Sarah Thank you so much for the free pattern !!!. I would love your suggestion to do a similar afghan for a boys room. I m bad one in picking colors and appliques, any suggestions are really appreciated. My son is soon turning one and would love to have one in his room :)

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  40. Its beautiful! Daisies are my favourite flower. I have one infant granddaughter, also named Sarah, this may be the inspiration for the blanket I make for her when she graduates to a big girl bed. By then hopefully I will have forgotten how much I detest joining squares together. :) Thanks for creating and sharing this gorgeous pattern with us.

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  41. Hi
    I'm making this and was wondering if I could use a different stitch for it.
    May I or will it be to tight or be wonky?

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  42. I used this pattern for a birthday gift for my niece and LOVED it! I blogged about it here! http://jackatessa.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/ainsleys-crocheted-daisy-afghan/
    I will definitely be coming back and using this pattern again (and practicing those daisies!). Thanks for sharing!

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  43. I just finished my blanket. I loved your blanket from the minute I saw it and I loved making it. I copied it exactly except my gauge was off a little which I didn't catch till I had made quite a few squares. It worked out and my daughter got dibs on it. I am a cancer survivor and crocheting has become my life line. My blanket is going to be in the survivor art display at a luncheon on Sunday. I put your name as credit for the pattern and inspiration! Thank you for sharing!

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  44. I LOVE this afghan! I think I will make one to enter in our county fair (Montgomery County, MD). I'll let you know if I do and win a ribbon!

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  45. currently working on this lovely afghan. 3 more squares to go, I made it slightly larger. anyone have recommendations on what colors to use for a boy blanket?

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  46. How long did it take you to finish the entire blanket?

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  47. Thanks for the pattern. I just finished a boy version using green, brown, yellow, blue and white. Instead of flowers I used some free dinosaur applique patterns I got from http://oflions.wordpress.com.

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  48. Sarah I just love this pattern! Thank-you soooooo much for sharing! I will definitely be making this for my grand daughter but right now I am making one for a friend but in a boy version for her, I'm using navy blue and beige squares and white trim and it's turning out perfect! So hard to find something nice for boys but your pattern inspired me and once again thank- you soooo much!
    Christine
    xxxooo

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