When we came up with an idea of doing a crochet afghan book, my thoughts immediately went to my late grandmother, who made so many snuggly blankets over the years. Nearly every year, I received one – each one different but beautifully done. So when I thought about what I wanted to do for my pattern, I remembered how she loved doing all types of granny squares and piecing them together. I grabbed some Wool of the Andes Superwash and played around with my hook – in the end, I came up with my Efflorescence Throw.
I wanted to play with elongated stitches for this pattern, to start the squares in the center with stitches that looked like flowers, with the long stitches coming out to the corners like butterflies. And, of course, I wanted to have stripes (I love stripes on everything) but with a gradation, so I used Clarity, Fjord Heather and Forest Heather – conveniently my favorite colors. What turned out is an afghan that I think my grandmother would love as much as I do.
We all had a lot of fun designing Tucked In – so we hope you like it! You can find my pattern here:
And check out the rest of the Knit Pick’s staff patterns in the collection: