After two pretty full days of hooking, I finally finished putting the center rectangle of my Granny Square Sampler Afghan together. It looks a little wonky, because I haven’t blocked it or anything. The sides really are the same size.
I got a lot better at figuring out how the squares would fit together after the first two rows (and it shows). I like it a lot better than I expected to. This much consistant crocheting was pretty hard on the wrist I had surgery on in May. I’ll need to remember that when I put the rest of it together.
Since there was no new square from Wise Craft this week, Jenny and I chose our own again. We did the Daisy Square from Bunny Mummy.
This is really a sweet square. It takes a little practice to get used to doing the puff stitch and get them even around the whole square, but other than that it is a really easy square. The pattern was really well written with good step-by-step photos which helped a lot. In the pattern she has you do a 7 wrap puff stitch, but also suggested a 9 wrap if you want a puffier puff. The red square is a 7 wrap. I felt like it didn’t fill in the square enough, so with the blue I did 9 wraps. I think it looks much better. Since this is quite a small square, it’ll come in useful for filling in spaces on the remainder of the afghan. Though I can jus as easily add a few more rows if I need something a little bigger.
This week we are supposed to start putting the rest of the afghan together which means Jenny and I will probably be picking another square on our own. If you are interested in adding more squares to your afghan check our facebook page on Friday for the link to the chosen square.
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