11 July 2017

# afghan # blanket

Charlotte's Dream Afghan

There I was, perusing through /r/crochet as per usual, and I happened upon this picture:

(if this was your post, please let me know so I can give credit for this beautiful photo! I've since lost the link to the original!)

Isn't it beautiful?! It's called the Charlotte's dream square blanket by Look at What I Made!, and I immediately knew I had to make one.

I have a bit of a history with beginning projects and not finishing them. (Please tell me I'm not the only one.) Blankets, especially, are something I love to start and hate to finish. But in this case, I've actually surprised myself! I've made it much farther with this than with previous projects. 😂

These squares are HUGE. The pattern has 3 different parts, and they are each intricate and detailed. The original photo of the blanket I saw needed only 6 of them for the entire blanket! It looked lapghan sized, and I was hoping for something a bit larger, so I've been working on 12 squares in mine. Here is a photo of the squares near the end of Part 1  (of 3) of the pattern:

I'm using Caron Simply Soft, as I love that yarn and it makes up about 95% of my massive yarn stash. I've reached the 1/3 mark on each square, and just started Part 2 of the square's pattern, which is exciting as it's the first time I'm getting to dip into the gray yarn! Not sure why that excites me, but, let's not examine that too much.

I have my trusty helper keeping me motivated as well!

Here are my squares, the ones on the left pile show how the pattern looks at the end of Part 1 of the pattern. I'm making my blanket with 4 squares in magenta, 4 squares in lilac, 4 in yellow, and 4 in green. I've found myself wishing I had included a nice baby blue in there as well. Who knows, maybe at the end I'll add in 4 more in blue if I'm feeling super motivated! 

I'm hoping to make some great progress on Part 2 of the pattern this week and get my gray triangles on them and square them back off again. I will post progress as I achieve it!

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