It turned out even better than I hoped. Something about the large scale of it makes it really look more like a piece of art than a useful afghan, but it also appears to be very sturdy and I can attest to its comfy warmth. I also think I really lucked out on the colors. I’m not exactly sure why they all work together so well, but they do. I think it may be because of how green that blue is, so you end up with two colors that compliment the red.
Here’s how it ended up! It makes me smile just to look at it.
I did two rows of single crochet for the border, to give it a little heft.
I don’t even know why I pretend like I ever just sew my squares together anymore. I never do. I always crochet them together. Super easy and it gives a nice structure.
I love how the white stitches against the solid dark colors looks.
One square took up my whole lap.
A pile of squares
Another pile of squares.
When I first laid it out and realized it was going to be awesome.