Wednesday, 12 September 2012

And so it begins...

Last night I completed the final square for the sofa bed afghan! Now all that remains is to join them all together. I purposefully left off the final round on each square, so I could join-as-you-go with the final round once all of the squares were completed. I figured this would be easier than sewing or crocheting them all together afterwards, plus leave a neater seam between each block. One quiet evening a few weeks ago, when I had the house to myself, I sat down with a spreadsheet and figured out how to do it.

Starting at the top right corner (meaning a large square was the final square to be completed) I will crochet the final round following the arrows on the diagram. Each time I pick up a new square to add, I will weave in the ends so that I don't have a mammoth task of end weaving waiting for me when I finish. This is slowing down the process somewhat, but I think it's the best option.

So far I have joined two squares! I am hoping there is enough yarn left in the charcoal ball to do all of the join-as-you-go; I have plenty left of the brown, cream and purple so if I don't have enough charcoal left for the border, I will do it in those instead.

In case you were wondering, the numbers around the outside of the join-as-you-go diagram were me trying to count how many stitches I would have on each edge, so I could figure out which border patterns would work!


  1. Your plan is genius! I love the colors of the squares.

  2. Wow - you are very organised. Your chart is absolute genius!

  3. OMGosh! Were you an engineer in a previous life? What a spreadsheet! I'm so happy for you that you're done w/the parts. And now for the put-together! Yippee.

  4. www.willknitforfood.com12 September 2012 at 17:17

    Whoa. That is one seriously awesome seaming flow chart! I think you found the best way to go about getting the blanket pieced together. Good job dodging having to weave in a million ends!

  5. Very clever making up the chart. It's going to be a terrific blanket!

  6. Minding My Own Stitches12 September 2012 at 19:49

    Your spreadsheet makes my head spin :) Can't wait to see it altogether!

  7. That is going to be one fantastic blanket!


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