I have this friend. Her name is Ale. She's extremely talented. We chat all the time about practically anything. You can read about her art on her Golden Willow Quilts blog. Anyway, we did a pretty special swap recently and I made her this cozy afghan. Fun right??? WELL, it was getting so much attention on my Instagram feed (@InsideThePaperBox) that I've had some requests for more swapping! If you head over to my IG you can follow along as I make them.
This crochet pattern is called the Sunburst Granny Square and you can find the tutorial I used HERE. If you're a little knowledgeable in crochet, it should be a breeze. If you're just starting out, YouTube is a GREAT tool for learning new stitches. I utilize it ALL the time. I've had a LOT of inquiries about the type of yarn I used on this one. It's a bit of a mix, so hard to list it all, but what I can tell you is the majority of the colors for the circles were Berroco, Vintage. I used mostly worsted weight acrylic/wool blends with a couple 100% wool and a couple aran weights mixed in. The grey joining yarn I used is Vanna's Choice, Lions Brand 100% acrylic in Linen. I made this one 10x14 squares making the final measurement ABOUT 45x60".
I'm currently hosting a casual little Crochet-A-Long on Instagram for the Sunburst Granny Afghan (#SunburstAfgahnCAL) Go check it out and I hope you get inspired to try it out yourself and share your progress.
I'm also working on another afghan (because I have like, project ADD or something) using this circle pattern. It's much quicker and uses less yarn than the Sunburst Granny Square, a great pattern if you're hesitant to try the sunburst. I'll keep you posted about how that one is coming along in the next few weeks.
But this GoldWillow afghan has gone to live at it's new home in Portland. I'm extremely happy she is so in love with how it turned out. Crafty friends are the best!