Tuesday, February 22, 2011

REDnesday - Sunshine & Shadow Throw

Sunshine & Shadow Throw

My newest crochet project is my version of Melody Griffiths'

  Sunshine and Shadow Throw

shown here on the cover of her book Crocheted Afghans.   

I LOVE the COLORS in this afghan plus the pattern is soooo striking.   

I'm working the blue shade rows now.  I'm using an H hook and Loops & Threads Silky Soft acrylic yarn in similar shades - black, soft aqua, red, magenta, lavender, perfect blue, soft blue and orchid.   I didn't have the bright lime colored yarn so I used soft aqua.  If I don't care for the soft aqua squares I can alway cut out those squares and insert lime colored ones later.  

I use the "join as you go" method to combine the granny squares!

I had a hard time deciding on which afghan to crochet as Ms. Griffiths' book has such beautiful, stunning afghans to choose from...you can bet this won't be my last one to crochet.  

Take a look at her book (here) ...I highly recommend it. 

The colors are even more striking in person!

Black yarn is still a pain to crochet...I crochet those squares during the day when the light is better.  

What do you think of this afghan?   

I'm loving it! 

There are more REDs to enjoy with our host, Sue, at 

It's A Very Cherry World

for REDnesday!

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  1. ohh thats lovely!!!! i crochet dark colours way better during the day...

  2. I had the same book for Christmas and I love it too. This is also my favourite afghan in addition to the Daisy afghan too (but I do love them all in this particular book).

  3. I love it! its a very happy and colorful afghan. Squares are always fun to make. I have some of my afghans out in a basket in the front room..and every night I cuddle up with one and watch T.V after work. I can't wait to see your afghan all done.
    Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

  4. Very cool. What a fun pattern. I can believe I don't know this yarn. Is it Michael's. Off to figure it out. Looks like a nice size skein.

  5. I'm loving your afghan, Sandy! The color combination is so striking, and I hope you're happy with it when you're done, so that you don't have to cut any squares out. Just the thought of that scares me, and I don't even know how to crochet!
    Happy REDnesday!

  6. Looks like you are doing very well with your crochet. I love it and have a lot of vintage pieces. I do not crochet tho.

  7. Beautiful afghan. I don't know how to crochet, but my mother has made many beautiful afghans through the years. Thanks for sharing this one.

  8. Love the colours and the pattern - looking good

  9. Beautiful work, I love your version!

  10. I really like this afghan. It is very appealing to the eye!

  11. I love the strong colors. Stunning.

  12. I love crocheted blankets. I have many handed down from my grandmother and my mom. My grandmother was always crocheting something when i was younger.

  13. Hi there, this blanket is really gorgeous! I love the colour changes.

    Thanks for your message on my website. I am glad to reciprocate and visit you too.

    Fiona x

  14. Hey! Just wanted to say you've done a great job on this, and your entry just helped me out with a crisis on the same pattern!

    Have given you a shout on my blog; http://crochet-shaz.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/teacup-lane.html