Sunday, August 18, 2013

The blushing bride....

I recently took on the task of completing an afghan as a bridal shower gift.  I knew it was the gift I wanted to give. I searched out a pattern and settled on a Lion Brand pattern called Diagonal Granny Square. So here is my beginning, middle and end of the project. The pattern link will be included at the end.

I chose a lovely cream colored yarn so as to make the afghan an heirloom bridal gift. The pattern calls for 111 granny squares and 16 half granny squares. You will memorize the pattern after the 5th square!

The squares begin to multiply fast!!!!

Construction begins. The diagram provided in the pattern is very easy to follow, but try not to lose your place. The square combos expand by two and contract by two.

Constructing as you go along row by row working easiest for me.

The construction from the reverse side. You can see that you'll have a lot of weaving and cutting to clean up at the end.

Using a craft table really speeds up the process. It's easier to count and match up rows. This is the pattern from the reverse side.

The right side against the reverse side.

The diamond shape ends which you will attach the tassels to.

It's almost all sewn together!

The tassel I ended up using is different than the pattern.

Weaving in ends!

The finished product. It turned out quite lovely. The perfect gift for any bride!

All wrapped up and ready to give!! I added a little ceramic heart to the tassel for extra measure!

Here's the pattern - Make it for the next bride in your life....

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." - When Harry Met Sally

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