The original index for this category has moved to: Afghans & Squares
One of my favorite things about crocheting afghans is that many of them are fairly mindless to crochet. Once you get the first few rows done you can sit back and watch T.V., chit chat, or daydream as you watch the blanket slowly grow in front of you.
Even when working with squares; the first few may require a bit of concentration, but then you pick up a rhythm and are able to zoom right along. You might find this odd, but I like to crochet a few squares and get them joined together so I can get a measurement. Then I calculate how many squares I need to finish the blanket to the size I want. And then… I’ll get all the squares started with the first color. Then, I take the next color and work the next few rounds on all the squares. I keep going until all rounds are done. Doing it that way takes up a bit more space as you’re working on it, but it makes it more mindless and relaxing to crochet.
I’m sure you have your own preferred method of crocheting afghans, and regardless of what it is, I’m sure you’ll find many patterns to suit your needs. In this collection I have seen many in simple striped patterns, intricate lace and cabled designs, as well as circular afghans. As for the squares, you can basically choose your own way to join. You can leave the joining to the end, or you can choose a join as you go method to eliminate loose ends.
So I hope you’ll have a browse, and mark a few to try for your own home.