NOTES OF INTEREST:

Just Crochet/Craft Idea's: As usual I have a few new projects I'm working on and one more new Great Grandbaby coming that I'm creating a Blanket for, so, busy, busy. If you have any comments, or questions about my interests (creativity), I will answer them under the post where you leave the comment. Thanks for stopping by. Birdie



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Thursday, August 15, 2013


Fuzz-aghan
By Berta Gilholm

An Afghan made of Squares that are easy to make and fuzzy for a warm comfortable finish. All Yarns were leftovers and the square pattern is made holding 1 strand of Fuzzy and 1 strand of Bulky together. You can use any combo you want and I am listing the basic colors I used together and the number of squares. The borders around the squares are made with 1 strand of black worsted weight #4 and the border around the outside is made up of 1 row of 1 strand black and 2 rows of black fuzzy and worsted weight black held together.
Materials:  My Leftover’s,
(A) 100% Lion Brand Jiffy #5 bulky, 12 sk mixed (colors = Camel Spray, Caffe, Expresso, Gold, Blush, Avocado) 6 sk mixed Vannna's Colors #5 bulky (color = Woodgrain, Topaz, Wheat)  or any colors you prefer of leftover #5 bulky yarn.
(B) Lion Brand Fun Fur (1 sk per sq.) mixed  (Lava, Blond, White, (4 - Black for border)); (Dept. 71/Valerie Purple Glitter(3/4 sk per sq.) and mixed Outerspace Blue, Pink, Bronze) (Gala Fur (1 sk. Per sq.) Lt. Purple, Pink Blue) or any fuzzy, lumpy, shiny, pom-pom, fur type yarn you like.
(C) For Border use 2 sk. of Red Heart Super Saver, 7 oz/198g of Black worsted weight #4.
Crochet Hook US K/10.5 – 6.5mm
Yarn Needle
Abbreviations: Ch = Chain, ChL = chain loosely, St = Stitch, Sc = Single Crochet, Dc = Double Crochet, Sk =  skein, FO = Fasten Off.
Notes: Holding 1 strand (any color) (A) and 1 strand (any color) (B) together, work in rows, ch 2 counts as first dc on each row of dc. Weave in ends as you go.
Each Square measures – 11” x 11" with border and the finished Afghan measures 58" wide x 85".


Make 35 assorted squares: These is the combo's I used.
4 - Topaz/Blond Fuzz          4 - Expresso/Valerie Purple          1 - Expresso/Pink Red Bauble
4 - Camel /Bronze Fuzz       5 - Avocado/Pink multi Fuzz      2 - Woodgrain/Black White Fuzz
5 - Gold/Blue Fuzz               4 - Blush/Purple Fuzz                  2 - Wheat/White Fuzz
3 - Avocado/Light Beige       1 - Lava/Bronze Fuzz
Instructions: Square.
With a your choice from (A) and (B) held together Ch 21, turn
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn (20 sc)
Row 2: ChL 2, dc in next sc, dc in each sc across, turn (20 dc)
Row 3: ChL 2, dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, turn (20 dc)
Row 4 through Row 13: Repeat Row 3, FO weave in ends.
Square Border: Repeat around each square. Use 1 strand Black.
Row 1: (Jn (C) in right hand corner of the square, ChL 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 19 st across, 3 dc in corner st, (working down side) 20 dc evenly spaced across ends of rows, 3 dc in corner st,  dc in next 19 st, 3 dc in corner,  20 dc evenly spaced across ends of rows on other side, jwslst, FO weave in end.
Finish: Lay squares 5 horizontal and 7 vertical in rows on flat surface and adjust them until you get an overall color pattern design you like.  
Thread a yarn needle with 1 strand (appx. 90 inch piece) of (C) RH Super Saver black.  
Horizontal Joining of squares: Lay loose row 1 squares on top of row 2 squares and whip stitch each set of squares together (do this horizontally across all 5 squares) you will have 10 squares joined together when finished with the row). Weave in ends and trim as you work. Repeat this process for all squares until all horizontal rows are sewn together.
Vertical Joining of Rows: Fold first vertical row of squares on top of second vertical row of squares and whip stitch squares together from top of afghan to bottom (do this all the way across afghan). When finished all squares will be joined. Weave in ends and trim.
Outside Afghan Border:
Using 1 strand of (C) join yarn in right corner at top or bottom end of afghan,
Row 1: ChL 2, 2 dc in same st, (working across end) dc in next 123 st, 3 dc in corner st, (working down side) - dc in next 173 st, 3 dc in corner st, (working across other end) dc in next 123 st, 3 dc in corner st, (working up other side) - dc in next 173 st, jwslst,
Row 2: Join Black fun fur in same st as slst (working with 1 strand each of RH black worsted weight  and black fun fur held together)   ChL 2, 2 dc in same st, (working across end) dc across to next corner, 3 dc in corner st, (working down side) - dc down side to next corner, 3 dc in corner st, (working across other end) dc across to next corner, 3 dc in corner st, (working up other side) - dc up side to next corner, jwslst,
Row 3: ChL 2, 2 dc in same st, (working across end) dc across to next corner, 3 dc in corner st, (working down side) - dc down side to next corner, 3 dc in corner st, (working across other end) dc across to next corner, 3 dc in corner st, (working up other side) - dc up side to next corner, jwslst, FO weave in ends.

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