Thursday, March 31, 2011

Graduation Afghans

Last year, two of my dearest friends graduated from highschool. I really wanted to give them something that fit their personality, that I made, and was something that would still be useful in the years to come. I thought and thought and decided on an afghan. I know, that's a pretty cliche crochet gift, but hey, who doesn't love a handmade-with-love afghan?

This is the afghan I made for my friend, Marli.
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I used an off-white cream color. It ended up being bigger than the afghan that's in the picture, but that was fine :-) She ended up loving it! Marli is a girly girl, so I wanted to give her something elegant that she could use now but still be able to use it in her own home one day.

Marli and I have been friends since we were 8 years old! We met at church. I really don't know when we went from aquaintances to best friends, but somehow it happened :-) We were both homeschooled and throughout the years we've done many homeschool activities together. We're still best friends and love hanging out together!

This is the afghan I made for my friend, Jordan:

The background color looks almost black in this picture, but it's really navy blue. Jordan was going away to college, so I wanted something that she could take with her, but she could still use later on. She isn't as much of a "girly girl" as I am, so I wanted something in colors that she would like and match her bedding, something that was feminine but not over-the-top girly, practical, and most importantly something that she would want to use :-)

Jordan and I have been friends since she was born (I'm a year older)! My dad grew up with her mom's family. Once my parents started dating, her mom and my mom have been great friends:-) Jordan and I are very different and yet very similar. We both love to read, "I Love Lucy," spend time together, talk, and just hang out :-) PS. This pattern came from a special edition of Crochet Today Magazine

This year, my brother, Rodge, is graduating from highschool! I can't believe it! About a year and a half ago he asked for a log cabing afghan for Christmas. The thing is, he asked about 2 weeks before Christmas! This Christmas, he repeated his request, but I didn't have the money, so I promised him I would make it for graduation. So, graduation is looming ever near, so it's getting close to time to start stitching! I can't find the pattern I'm using online (he was going through my crochet magazines and found the afghan he wanted). But this is what a log cabin quilt block looks like:

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It's the same basic concept with crochet. The difference is that instead of using fabric, crochet blocks are used. He wants it to be in blues, browns and grays. I can't wait to get started! I haven't been crocheting much lately. I've been in more of a book reading kind of mood. I will be nice to have a hook and yarn back in my hands :-)


  1. Marli has her blanket on her bed right now. =)

  2. As is mine! It's gotten good use. Just last night a friend used it sleeping in our dorm room. I LOVE it! Thanks! It was a perfect gift from a perfect friend! Love, (not-so-anonymous) Jordan PS: All your crochet work is beautiful, I just have a favorite, haha. I do love Rodge's though, at least how it looks in my head. Sounds like it's time for crocheting!

  3. Awww! I have to agree with Jordan! I LOVE IT! I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled it out of the bag on graduation day. ;) I feel very blessed to have you as a dear friend in my life! Looking forward to another 11 years!... Love you so much!



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