Thursday, July 20, 2023

Sunnyside Up Afghan | Crochet Pattern | Directions

 Hello maker friends!
This is the
"Sunnyside Up Afghan"

I have been making every effort to finish up a border and write a pattern for this afghan 
before we head to Norway and the UK for an extended time.

While away from the studio I can crochet and design a bit; however,
since we are basically nomadic backpackers, I am unable to write patterns. 

So...a long story short, this pattern will likely not be ready until early 2024,
but in the meantime, below are directions on how a savvy crocheter like yourself
 might be able to make it before next year.

First, you will need one of the following patterns for the motif:
(These patterns all use the same motif.)
These are the Etsy links, but these patterns can also be found in the 
Apple Blossom Dreams shops on Ravelry and Lovecrafts
 (Blossom Dreams / Astri Elisabeth Designs on Ravelry).

Use Stylecraft Special DK (a DK weight 100% acrylic yarn).
(A similar yarn of the same weight could be used, but please note that a worsted or aran
 weight may be too heavy to fit some of the stitches into some of the small spaces.) 
You'll need one skein of each color and 2 skeins of White or Cream.

Make 20 sets of four motifs randomly mixing up the colors in the below diagram
 for the blossoms and first granny row. 
Primarily use a shade of green (Pistachio, Lime, and Sage) for the leaves. 

Each set of four motifs will have the same color for the last two granny rows, 
the SC join, and an extra DC row around each set of four squares as per the following chart:

SC join                                                DC around

Trimmed in DC row of White.

Then join all the finished "Four Squares" with a sc join in White or Cream.
For a simple border, add a row of DC in White or Cream all around the afghan.

In the corners always place (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc).

Here are the colors and placement:

The afghan measures: 48" x 59" (120 cm x 150 cm)

Upon my return, I plan to add more to the border...
I'm thinking something with buds and leaves and then writing a detailed
step-by-step pattern with photos and videos.

Whew, I hope this general information is helpful,
and brings you some 


Astri Elisabeth