Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday, 5/31/10 Memorial Day

All American Afghan Pattern
As Memorial Day was approaching and the 4th of July coming up, I wondered if I could find something to crochet in red, white, and blue. Guess what I found right here on Crochet Soiree—The All American Afghan! I just had to have this pattern. It’s super easy; I just paid for it, and then the pattern was downloadable (is this even a word?).

My All American Afghan
I really like the look of Americana and am making mine out of Red Heart Eco-Cotton Blend, Vanilla, Currant, and Denim. I love this yarn, and for me, my wooden hook worked the best to help the yarn slide through the stitches. The yarn has the softness and the drape of an old well worn t-shirt—the one that you can’t throw away because it’s just too soft and comfortable. (I know you know what I’m talking about.) I love the pattern, and I think it’s because it reminds me of the granny square stitch except it’s in stripes. Then, the star motif is a hexagon, and most of you know how I feel about hexagons. (Remember when I couldn’t stop making the hexagon baby sweater?) So wish me luck, I only have 75 more red and white stripes, 44 hexagons, and 6 half hexagon motifs to go. Ha! Ha!

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Memorial Day.