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The Amazing Technicolor Crochet Afghan

By: Kara Gunza from petalstopicots.com

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The Amazing Technicolor Crochet Afghan
The Amazing Technicolor Crochet Afghan
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The Amazing Technicolor Crochet Afghan is a dream afghan. It is made up of beautifully colorful crochet granny squares all used from scrap yarn! You can save both time and money on this blanket because you already have almost all you need. The cream base color really makes the bright granny squares stick out and shine. This scrapghan would be great as a unique, homemade gift. Follow this tutorial and you can finally put all your scrap yarn to use.

Easy

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

History of the Granny Square

Granny square afghans are a popular crochet blanket pattern to make, especially since you can work on it bit by bit without having to drag an ever-bigger afghan with you wherever you go. These afghans are made with individual granny squares that you join together, as we know. But did you know that early-American thrifty women would tirelessly save scraps of yarn and fiber from old and unraveled sweaters and socks? As their scrap piles got larger and larger, they would crochet the yarn into little squares which were then sewn together to form cozy blankets. And, since all the yarn was scrap, the squares varied in color from piece to piece, resulting in a delightfully mismatched design. Since most grandmas were no longer up for manual labor, they would be the ones sitting around and sewing these little squares together, earning them the term "granny squares."

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This is a very easy and pretty pattern. It's also another way to use up my yarn stash. Of course when I do that, I will have an excuse to go get more yarn! I am going to get the squares done and then decide what to do with them. An afghan, yes, but also a table runner or place mats.

This is one of the more beautiful afghans I've seen so far.Here's the link to the pattern http//www.petalstopicots.com/2014/06/free-crochet- == granny-square-blanket-pattern/. This page also contains the History of the Granny Square. I hope you enjoy doing this project. Thanks.

I don't understand how you drop color A, and then start color B "in any chain 3 chain space" same with drop CB and start CC in "any 3 chain space"

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