Completed Mystery Afghan

kitimage-crochetAt the beginning of Summer, I completed the Mystery Afghan that I had begun with Michael Sellick and The Crochet Crowd. I had fallen behind as I wanted to make a larger blanket (when the required twenty squares were joined, the resulting size was for a crib or a lap afghan). In addition, when the warmer days came along, there were times when I had to set my work aside.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
The border. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

Once I had completed and joined the forty squares, I decided that I needed to increase the width of the border to give the blanket a little more width. I also had quite a bit of the yarn left over which I wanted to use for the project. I used the pattern suggested and increased the number of rows in the middle section. My colour choices were determined by the amount of yarn that I had left over.

 

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
Completed CAL. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

The project is now complete and I am pleased with the choices that I hadmade: the colours, the increased size, and the wider border. The blanket is now folded and waiting to be used on colder evenings.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
Completed CAL Afghan. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

I enjoyed crocheting this afghan. I am not sure, though, whether I would do this pattern again as it is very time-consuming. I will, however, use the braided joining technique as well as the pattern for the border.

If you wish to crochet a similar afghan, head on over to the Yarnspirations website where all the clues are detailed. In addition to the pattern, you will find the videos that were created by Michael Sellick.

Do you enjoy using crocheted afghans?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

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31 thoughts on “Completed Mystery Afghan

  1. This is a beautiful result after all your effort. I used to crochet in my much younger days but have little left as evidence. I knitted a bedspread once. Each square was knitted diagonally from corner to corner. It was a wonderful blanket that adorned our bed for many years. Long gone now.

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        1. That is true. I began crochet when a teenager. It was suggusted by my doctor that I knit as I had poor blood circulation in my hands. I prefered crochet – and the movent did help with getting blood to my fingers.

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  2. The afghans I use are knitted by my grandmother years ago.
    It is no mystery that your finished afghan is absolutely superb! Lovely. What satisfaction you will feel as it comforts you this winter and you delight in using it to ward off the chill.

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    1. Thank you. I decided to challenge myself and move beyond the granny square (which you see in this blanket under the decorative add-ons). YouTube is a great place to learn new things.

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