This picture is stolen from the internet and I couldn’t find the owner to link back to so I put a note here for the owner to get in touch. I said I would link back to them or take it down completely if that’s what they preferred…well the lady spotted it and sent me a link to her Ravelry account where you can see her work and follow her there. You will need to log in to see all of her beautiful pictures but it’s well worth the effort! I think she made a really beautiful job of it.
This beautiful afghan is the one I am doing instead of the Sophie CAL I posted the other day. The centre square is the first 4 sections of the Sophie CAL, the designer, Dedri calls this section ‘Sophie’s Garden’ and it was loved so much by followers of her patterns and blog that she extended it into an afghan that she named ‘Sophie’s Universe’. Well I intended to make the Sophie’s Universe afghan but when I came across this I immediately fell in love!
Here are my squares so far:
Square 1 from Dedri’s 2014 block a week CAL
A part finished Square 4
All my squares look wonky because they need ‘blocking’ which is ironing for crochet. You pin them to foam, squirt with water and leave to dry. When you unpin them they hold their shape. But I can’t be bothered! I’ll do the boring stuff at the end!
I did quite a few squares but found that each one came out a slightly different size. When I tried to stitch them together it wasn’t beautiful like my inspirational photo above, it was wonky.
True to form I decided to embrace the wonky and started to freedom crochet the squares together.
It looks better with my beautiful daughter wrapped in it
It isn’t the blanket I set out to make, but I’m pleased with it anyway and Imogen loves it 🙂