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This afghan was especially enjoyable to work on and very special personally since I was crocheting it for my fifth grandchild. I am now the proud grandmother of one boy and four girls. As the grandchildren keep coming – I am so glad I have developed a skill like crocheting. This way I cannot only give them a gift, but something that was made with my own hands and with plenty of love and prayers. I like to pray for the person while I crochet his or her gift.

The Striped Rainbow Baby Afghan is a design that was published by Herrschners. I love the original patterns that this company produces. This was an Intermediate pattern that had finished measurements at 38″ x 39″.

I used “Bernat Baby Coordinates” Yarn in the colors of Soft Blue, Baby Pink, White, Peach, Lemon Custard, Orchid and Iced Mint. Can you believe I had to go to five stores to located some peach in baby yarn? Until this afghan I always thought peach was a popular color for baby afghans. I guess my age is showing here isn’t it?

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The afghan itself was composed of the double crochet and the “Crossover Long Double Crochet” which I did a tutorial on a few weeks ago, remember? (Click on the link to see the tutorial:  Cross Over Long dc). The long double crochet was crossed over a grouping of double crochet’s (Double Crochet) – producing a beautiful pattern of side ways V’s. Since the afghan had the long double crochet only on one side it made it a reversible effect with each side being unique.

I have always loved a rainbow of pastel color’s for baby afghans, especially for the girls. I am hoping this will be a start of some crochet items that my granddaugher will grow to treasure and love, and maybe develop a love for the art like us.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.