Thursday, January 24, 2013

Stash-Buster #5 - The Rockman Afghan Finish

The Rockman Afghan has been patiently waiting to be finished... had been calling out to the stash bin for help, 
but the stash bin had been ignoring it...
Until now...when the Rockman Afghan called out extra loud and the stash bin heard...
and complied...
the stash bin catapulted this navy yarn into the arms of the assistant, 
and this is how it all went down: 
The navy yarn teamed up with $1.99 IKEA Irma Fleece Throw Blanket. 
(So soft and yummy!)
Something really sharp was needed for little cuts, so the hair cutting shears
 (ooowwwww don't tell anyone, as it I may have dulled them) were just the ticket.
 (It was all in the name of crochet , ya' know.)
The photos below show the marriage of these items.

To be quite honest, the Rockman Afghan was never really finished see..I was not too keen on the way the back looked; upon laundering many ends peeked through a bit. 
Yucky, Messy!
Linda and Cogaroo, who followed the Rockman Afghan CAL, knew what was going on, 
as they were clever enough to have made their 
project into a pillow, where the back and pesky ends were hidden. 
Smart ladies!

So this is where the cuddly soft "IKEA Irma Fleece Throw Blanket"came to the rescue. 
It was sitting in the "projects to make one day" bin, 
longing to be partnered up with something from the "stash-bin".

In any case, the Ikea Throw was almost the exact size needed...a few inches were cut off each side.
It was a match made in heaven.
The Rockman Afghan is living happily ever after
with its new partnerships.
And also joining it's buddies "Man Cave" afghan from this post and pillows from this post.
Keeping my Rockman/Caveman warm in the NVO's creative space. ;-)
Want to make your own Rockman Afghan (or pillow or whatever?)
See side bar for weekly instructions.

And if you want to join in on the stash-busting,
 then see this lovely site for more details.

Have a not so rocky day!


  1. I really like the way that turned out. What stitch did you do to attach the blue yarn to the fleece? Then did you go back around with what, a triple crochet?

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    2. Hi Kim,

      A sc and 2 ch's. Crochet as many chains as you need for the space. Next row was a dc row, then later I added another dc row as I was trying to get rid of yarn. :-) I think a hdc or a sc row thrown in there would look nice too. Always three in the corners.

  2. That was a clever idea that as you said made a match found in heaven ... Beautiful, gorgeous blanket. I loooove all the colors. So lively and happy:)

  3. Oh, cette couverture doit être très confortable et bien chaude, en ce moment cela doit être un régal de s'enrouler dedans, non ??
    L'ensemble de couvertures et coussins sur le canapé est du plus bel effet avec ces jolies couleurs.
    Bonne journée !!

  4. Oooh, that's pretty nifty, well done.

  5. This is so lovely, and I bet so warm. Well done. Chel

  6. The Rockman afghan turned out great - love the idea of adding the fleece to the back. :)

  7. Excellent stash-buster project! and so colorful :-)

  8. It's beautiful Astri very clever idea one which I may follow. Yes I did make a pillow but I'm about half way through a blanket too I hope mine turns out as nice as yours. have a lovely weekend :)

  9. What fabulous friends the fleece and afghan made - brilliant idea. Love the colours.
    Ali x

  10. That worked out perfectly. I've seen where folks cross-stitch on crocheted afghans and always wondered how they kept the backside from looking so messy. Definitely helps to add some sort of backing, but I'm not the sewing type, which is why I usually stick with pillows. :) Have a great weekend. Tammy

  11. Thank you all for your nice comments and welcome new and old followers - I hope you enjoy your stay. :-)

  12. I can only imagine how uber-cuddly that afghan must be - it makes me feel warm and toasty just to look at it! Fleece is great stuff. :)

  13. I love your afghan! I like very very much the idea to put that material on the back. It's soft and warm.
    Thank you very much for the idea!
    Have a lovely weekend!