I’m sure you’ve all seen the commercials with Payton Manning. I really love them! My current favorite, because I”m hoping they can beat the Patriots, is the one where he sings “epic comeback starts right now”. Well, I’ve been singing a variation of that all day long, lol! Yep……”Epic Afghan starts right now”!
As you know, I have a group on Facebook and Ravelry called Sock Yarn Swappers. We motivate each other to use our mini skeins, as well as having lots of various swaps. Every month I hold quite a few different swapless swaps with various indie dyers. I’d love for you to check us out! Anyhow, since I’m the one making all those minis then of course I need to have a spot in each and every one of the swapless swaps. Makes sense, right?!
Naturally, that means that I’m accumulating quite a few mini skeins. I already have two different mitered square blankets going, which I really need to get back to by the way. But today I decided to start another project, this time with crochet instead of knitting, that will use up some of my beautiful mini skeins.
I’m calling it the “Epic Afghan” because it is literally going to be e..p..i…c!!!! Nice and big and beautiful! I’m using the Granny Square for Beginners pattern from Bella Coco. She even has some really great video tutorials on You Tube to help you through every step. Then, after I’ve made a few squares I’ll also use her “Join As You Go” tutorial.
Since I’m using fingering weight yarn I’ve decided to use a size US E (3.5 mm) crochet hook. And I’m doing six rounds for each square. I’ve got to tell you, I’m really loving the way this first one turned out!
I decided to start with some of the minis from one of the Leading Men Fiber Arts swapless swaps because the colors are so beautiful! I think I have 20 of them so that’ll give me a great start. After that…who knows since I have so many great minis to choose from. I’m thinking each month I’ll do an “update” post to show you how I’m progressing.
Are any of you working on a granny square afghan? Or any type of scrap project with minis? I’d love to hear about it! And, of course, be sure to check us out on Facebook and Ravelry if you’re looking for some more beautiful mini skeins.