I was a little bit intimidated by making a large afghan. I've only crocheted small things like hats and hot pads. I was worried that I wouldn't ever finish it. So I knew I needed to make something easy. This Granny Stripe crocheted blanket was perfect - easy, simple, and at the same time georgeous.
pattern from Maybe Matilda. Her tutorial is for a baby blanket. I enlarged it, but otherwise followed her instructions.
She has a really good step-by-step tutorial with pictures for the Granny Stripe Blanket, time saving tips and instructions for the edging. I really recommend checking all three tutorials out. She knows her stuff.
I will say that since I made it so large, it took me much longer to make than I anticipated. Part of the reason is because I didn't work on it consistently. I would go months at a time without picking it up. But earlier this fall, I buckled down finished it up. Mostly because I was looking forward to cuddling up with it this winter. I think the kids like it as much or more than me. They're always snuggling in it.
Now I want to make one for my bedroom too!
Have you ever tackled a large crochet project?