Interlocking Crochet Afghan

Happy Monday to you!   I have so many finished projects that I love and want to catalog in one place that I thought I would start a “Memorable Monday” post.  I am excited to share my adventures with you:)image

For my first Memorable Monday post, I am happy to share with you one of my favorite crochet adventures.  This is an Interlocking Crochet afghan.  I made it for a wedding gift for my son in his favorite colors.  I made this way before he was  even close to engaged.  I knew that this type of afghan takes a while to make, so I was nice to myself, and him, by getting it completed way before the happy day arrived:)

I used two colors of Caron Simply Soft yarn, sunshine and pumpkin. I really like the feel of Caron Simply Soft.  It is my yarn of choice. The pattern is in the book, Interlocking crochet, but the instructions were incorrect and I had to learn and redesign them a bit.  Interlocking crochet is not hard, but it does have a bit of a learning curve because it is like crocheting two blankets at once.  The front and the back are worked together sewing the same direction twice, once in the maincolor or pattern and then again with the complimentary color.  It really sounds harder than it is.  The finished result is a very beautiful afghan with a different pattern on the front and the back.

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This is the front of my afghan

 

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This is the back

The end result was a solid, no holes afghan that was somewhat heavy, but still ultra soft because of the great yarn.  I finished it with a border of two rows of single crochet using the two colored yarns together.image

I worked on this on and off for about a year or so. It was totally worth the effort. He absolutely loved it:)   I am glad I thought ahead because he married the most wonderful girl in February and she loves it too!Version 2