FO Friday – I actually finished something!

crochet 12" blocks afghan

It is done! It is finally done! I started this booger January 2012 and just finished it off last night. I made so many squares for this thing and tossed half of them aside because I didn’t like it all together. I’m still not 100% happy with it, but it will have to do.

For the border I wanted to replicate a few of the stitches used in some of the blocks. I bordered each block with cream and then whip stitched them together using the back loop only. The whole afghan was then bordered with sc around. Next round was a dc, ch1, sk next st, dc around, with 4 dc in each corner. Next round was a puff stitch in each space and ch1, with 2 puff stitches in each corner a ch3 between the two stitches. Next round was hdc in each space and puff stitch. Finished it off with a reverse single crochet or crab stitch. 

afghan border

Here is a list of the different squares I used in the afghan. Starting from top left corner and moving right. Start each row left to right. Please note that they are Ravelry patterns so you’ll have to have a Ravelry account to follow the links. Most of them are free patterns as well. I think a couple may be paid patterns but I did them as part of a crochet-along so they were free at the time.

12" squares crochet afghan

Firenze – Julie Yeager
Cross My Heart – James G. Davis
Eye of the Beholder – Jessica Phillips
Strawberry Blossom – Julie Yeager
Dalliance – Margaret MacInnis
Bustin’ Scraps – Anastacia Zittel
Cross My Heart – James G. Davis
Pretty Petals – Melinda Miller
Op-Art Square – Jennifer Christensen
Sun Daze – Dayna Audirsch
Majesty Square – April Moreland
Another Sunflower Block – Julie Yeager
Wish Upon a Star – Melinda Miller
Springtime Luck – Aurora Suominen
Cat’s Claw – Margaret MacInnis
Butterfly Garden – Chris Simon
SmoothFox’s Daisy Four Patch – Donna Mason-Svara
Sundial – Maria Summers
See How They Run – Margaret MacInnis
Stained Glass – Julie Yeager