Friday, July 6, 2012

Quilted Crochet Afghan {unfinished}

About a month ago I posted about starting a new afghan using a 10" Square. But I only showed you the one square.

Well, here's the rest of the afghan so far!




I am very pleased with the progress this afghan is making. The only real issue I have, is I do not sew well. Not at all! But, I did whip out these 5 pieces and will make more at some point.

This afghan is a practice afghan, because I want to take clothes that we bought for my daughter and make them into a Crochet Quilt. I wanted to see how well I could sew the squares as well as how well I could crochet around them. Well, I am pleased!! Even though i'd much rather go to the dentist than sew squares. ;)


So right now i'm at a stand still. I do have more fabric to make more squares, but I just don't feel like sewing right now. However, I do want to finish this afghan before I start the one using my daughters clothes! I do know someone who can quilt, and will take her clothes and make them into squares for me..... but I really want to be the one to do it myself.



Anyways, this is how I made the fabric squares!

I started with a Fat Quarter that I found at the craft store for $1! I was able to make the 5 squares out of this. I'm sure a more experienced quilter could do better.


I cut the fabric into 5" squares, and put a piece of batting between two of the pieces. Then after pinning it together, I sewed away!


See how there is fabric on both sides? This way the fabric is a little stronger for the yarn as well as there is no solid front or back to this afghan. It can be placed either way and look beautiful!!


Using the same method I had used in my Crochet Towel Toppers, I hole punched around the square using my 1/16" hole puncher and started crocheting into the holes with a size F hook. After the first initial single crochet, I did a second single crochet using an H hook.


From this point on, I followed this pattern to complete my square!

Round 1: Sl st in next dc and into ch 2 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp, *(sc in back loop only of each dc across, {sc, ch 2, sc} in next ch 2 sp)*twice, sc in back loop only of each dc across, join with sl st in beginning sc.

Round 2: Sl st into corner ch 2 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp, *(ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc)8 times across, ch 3, sk 2 sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch 2 sp)*twice, (ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc)8 times across, ch 3, sk 2 sc, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning sc.

Round 3: Sl st into corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *(3 dc in each of next 9 ch 3 sps, {2dc, ch 2, 2 dc} in corner ch 2 sp)*twice, 3 dc in each of the next 9 ch 3 sps, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Round 4: Sl st in next dc and into corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in sampe corner sp, *({ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc}15 times, ch 1, sk next dc, {2 dc, ch 2, 2dc} in cornerch 2 sp)*twice, {ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc}15 times, ch 1, sk next dc, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Round 5: Sc in each st and each ch 1 sp around, with 3 sc in each corner ch 2 sp, finish off.



To assemble the afghan, I just took the 10" squares and the quilted squares and sewed them together with a tapestry needle.



I really love the way this afghan is turning out!! It will take me awhile to finish it, but I know when it is finished, it'll be beautiful!!! I think right now i'd like to finish this by Christmas so I can give it away as a gift. That's my goal.

17 comments:

  1. I've seen something similar to this, only done with felted sweater squares. This is a very cool idea, to use your daughte's clothes, and I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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    1. Oh! I bet those felted squares helped make the affgan quite warm!!

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  2. This is a very clever idea - love it. :)

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    1. Thanks! Now if only I can get the ambition to sew more squares.

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  3. Very pretty what a lovely idea :)

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  4. Hurry up and finish! This will be beautiful!

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    1. I know!!! I want to finish this, but at the same time I'm dreading it. LOL

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  5. I am loving this afghan. The mix of crochet and fabric is wonderful.

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    1. Thanks! I really love the combination!

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  6. You're doing a fine job on the afghan. I can certainly relate to not feeling like sewing. I've got a pair of pants cut out that have been laying around unsewn for several weeks. I can only sew when the mood hits. Perhaps after you crochet a few more squares for your afghan the need to sew will come upon you again. Best of luck with finding your sew-mo again. I'll be looking forward to seeing you finish.

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    1. Thanks! I think I need to break everything up for the squares. Maybe I can cut one day, pin the next and then sew the following. I don't think it will be so bad if I don't do it all in one day.

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  7. That quilt is very interesting. I don't think I've seen anything like it before.

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    1. Thanks! I really like the way it looks. It'll be a hard afghan to give away.

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  8. Oh, I LOVE this! Such a wonderful idea of incorporating fabric & yarn :) It's stunning x

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  9. Wow, what a great idea on how to use your daughter's clothes to create a keepsake with crochet! I love the combo of the fabric and crochet. Great job! Thanks for linking up at Hookin On Hump Day!

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  10. I saw someone's fabric with crochet and watched the tutorial.

    What she did with the fabric squares was to sew a blanket stitch all around each square, which was then the base for the rest of the crochet!

    That way you would not have to make holes, other than with a sewing needle.

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