Three Afghans and A Crochet Sculpture

Our readers have recently shared some amazing examples of their crocheted projects with us all at Starting Chain. Tonight we’d like to feature four of them: three afghans and a very creative fabric sculpture using crochet for some of the components. We hope you enjoy them.

from: Hook An Needle: “Beautiful afghan to suit cot or single bed as a throw. Finished with lace and bows. Every little princesses dream first afghan.”

It is beautiful and delicate. Thank you for sharing it with us, Hook and Needle.

from Debra Roberts: “1 foot square blocks in Basket Weave using J hook and Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick yarn in Relish and Wild Fire. Each block requires right at 1 skein. Blocks joined in alternating lines/rows of the two colors at the back with a sc. Rows joined same way. Trimmed in 6 rows sc Relish – turning and working backward after each completed row; and same with Wildfire. 35 blocks in all, arranged alternately. heavy, soft, cozy. covers the top of a queen bed.

The colors in Debra’s afghan are so very pleasing: Relish and Wild Fire! The use of heavier yarn not only makes for a warm, soft and cozy yarn, but also one that can be stitched up faster. This one is huge! It can clearly keep more than one warm!

from: Cheryl Haab: “As a single working mom, finding the time to crochet is always hard. But after three long years, I finally completed my beautiful heirloom afghan. I look forward to passing this piece on to my grandchildren one day.”

The stories about how we create, about how we do it despite working or going to school while caring for our families forms part of the beauty of the finished work. The story seems to be stitched in. It’s a big part of why we love to hear stories of crochet done for others, even when it takes long years. Thank you, Cheryl for sharing your beautiful afghan and it’s story.

from: Bonnie Meltzer: “I use crochet in parts of sculptures. In this one the backyard is crocheted with fishing line. I love that green?”

Bonnie’s work of art is a first for Starting Chain: the first time we’ve seen anything done with fishing line. The green “backyard” behind the solar powered house was created with crochet. Ok, now to the garage to fish out some fishing line and try it for ourselves! It looks like the sun may have been some free-form crochet, too. Very creative, Bonnie.

Thanks to everyone who has shared their work and their comments and ideas through Starting Chain. We do inspire each other.

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