Nosegay Afghan

Nosegay Afghan - francenadeau.com

This is an afghan I have made for my father as a Christmas gift. I followed a Red Heart pattern for the nosegay square blocks. Finding the original pattern somewhat too feminine for my father, I decided to use four colors and to omit the fringe.

Nosegay Afghan - francenadeau.com

Each square features a little bouquet. You will notice that each nosegay is different from the others. It just happened, without me even knowing it. You may have experienced the same while following a pattern…

Nosegay Afghan - francenadeau.com

I tied the stems with a simple chain.

Nosegay Afghan - francenadeau.com

I assembled the squares with a red stripe.

Nosegay Afghan - francenadeau.com

I made a border of stripes with the left over yarn.

Nosegay Afghan - francenadeau.comNosegay Afghan - francenadeau.com

The whole afghan was crocheted with Phildar Lambswool (49% acrylic, 51% lamb wool) and a 5 mm hook. This yarn is a pleasure to work with, let me tell you! (Unfortunately, dark grey days followed other dark grey days, which made it difficult for me to take beautiful pictures of the afghan. The colors in them are the real colors of the yarn, though.) Thank you for visiting and Happy New Year!

France

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Nosegay Afghan - francenadeau.com

12 thoughts on “Nosegay Afghan

  1. This is one of the prettiest projects I’ve seen posted here. First, I love the simplicity of the pattern, but I also love that you followed your own taste (and your father’s). It’s such a pleasure to see a project that isn’t “on trend” in just the currently popular colors and patterns. I’m working on a child’s hat right now, but this beautiful herb bouquet is definitely on my project list. Thanks for sharing. And happy new year! Kate in Oregon

    • Wow, thank you! Your words are very pleasing. 🙂
      The pattern is indeed simple and easy to follow. As for which colors are trendy, I wouldn’t be able to make a list. You would have to enlightened me on the subject. lol
      Happy New Year to you too! France in the Province of Quebec. 😉

    • Thank you so much, Lotta! Knitting and crochet may required some perseverence. I had to work long and hard to get the hang of it, let me tell you! lol But once you have it, you can enjoy it the rest of your life. Don’t give up! 🙂

    • Thank you for giving me your appreciation, Marianne! The pattern is what attracted my attention in the first place. I find that because it is subtle, it’s suitable for men who like flowers and nature in general. My father was happy to receive it. 🙂
      Happy New Year (again) !

  2. Your afghan is absolutely lovely. I admire your choice of colors and your crocheting shows perfect tension and attention to detail. Your father will definitely appreciate this.

    I have to say that I almost never like crocheting, but this really really impresses me. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks to you for your words, Celeste! My father indeed appreciated receiving it. I chose the colors according to his taste and he was pleased by them. The yarn was so easy to work, it made the crocheting effortless. Happy New Year!

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