Back when I finished the filet crochet afghan for my niece, my mother-in-law was very taken with it. ChocolateWife started making noises about how much her mother would love an afghan like that but I just ... wasn't committed. Then earlier this year I started playing with the idea. What color would she like? What size? What sort of pattern?
I knew from my experiences making the earlier afghan and trying to make a filet crochet baby blanket this summer that I had a few constraints for the afghan. 1. I would make it all one piece as I had done the earlier afghan so I didn't have to sew pieces together. 2. I wanted the pattern to be symmetrical both vertically and horizontally. I chose the pattern (poseys I think) from the same book that I got the other pattern (poinsettias) from and I was off. The yarn is Caron Simply Soft which is very smooth to work with. I also made the transition to a more ergonomic hook which I think was easier on my hands. I started the project in September so it took me two or three months. I'm very excited and proud about it and I think that my mother-in-law will be thrilled and very touched.
|Panel detail - the blanket has a 5 x 3 grid of these flowers|
|The blanket laid out on our king-size bed (my mother-in-law's is queen).|
|Another laid out view|