the baby groovy-ghan tadah

Hi everyone! How was your weekend?

Okay, enough small talk. You all read the title of this post, I know what you’re waiting for… So get ready for a lot of pictures of my first ever completed groovy-ghan! :)

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Pattern used: my own groovy-ghan pattern
Hook size: 5mm
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK
Hours spent: At least 8, and probably more. I’ve been working on this on and off for three months, but the last half was done in the last week.
Size: 1x1m (39×39″)
Happiness level: 100%! I am completely in love with this afghan and I miss it already… (I made it for a customer)

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I made the border with a row of sc’s around the entire blanket, then a row of *sc 1, ch 1* in a lighter red, and then another *sc 1, ch 1* in the chain 1 space of the previous round, creating the seed stitch. A simple border for a complex looking afghan!folded
I made this baby afghan for a customer who’s daughter was due with a baby in February. I got commissioned to do this back in October, and started working on it in November. But of course, Christmas happened, so I spent the last three weeks working on it like a mad women ;) When I just started this it seemed to fly off my hook, and then when I put if away for a while the rows seemed to be never ending… But then I was past that magical point, you know, when you’re clearly done with half of the project and the end seems so close by… And once I hit that mark, I finished it in no time. I spent two or three hours on the border, I was working so fast I could feel my wrist protesting but I couldn’t stop because it was so close to being finished! And then that final stitch, getting rid of the ends from the border rows (fortunately I had already worked in the ends from all the groovy rows, that was a chore I tell you…) – it was the best feeling ever :)


The baby was born last week, a little too early but everything is fine and he even got to go home later that week :) I hope he likes his afghan, I made it with a lot of love!


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  1. Ah, it’s beautiful! Lucky baby :) x

  2. Very nice. I love those colors

  3. Lovely, so cheerful :-)

  4. The colours are gorgeous. It might have to be my next project. I love it!!

  5. It looks great – love all the pretty colors. :)

  6. I am definately going to make one of these, as I love the look of the it and it has texture.. well done and thank you for the inspiration. Rest in knowing that the baby is going to be wrapped all snuggly and warm with love inside every stitch you have made”

    Kisses x

  7. Wow! Wow! And thrice Wow! I love it xxx

  8. It turned out beautifully! I am planning to start mine next week.

  9. It is one of the most wonderful afghans I have seen! I am a color person and it speaks to my soul! It is on my todo list, I have to make it!
    I love reading your blog, btw.

  10. It looks so great!! That border is perfect for it! I’m sure it’s going to be a much loved family heirloom!!
    Kate :}

  11. It’s beautiful! The colors are wonderful!

  12. It is amazing! Great job.

  13. I love it! The colors are so beautiful together, makes me happy to look at it.

  14. Gorgeous blanket…I would have been sad myself to see it go but I am sure it will get a ton of use!!! :)

  15. Oh my, oh my…your little blanket is gorgeous! I made a Queen sized blanket with that Stylecraft DK and loved the way it looked with that smaller yarn (smaller than worsted). It takes longer, but it’s worth it. You did a great job. I bet they were thrilled.

  16. Gorgeous! I love it – so colourful and funky!

  17. WoW!!!! That is Beautiful!! I shy away from the ones with a million thread ends to weave; you are to be commended!!!;

  18. that’s just too beautiful, what a start into this week!! I understand that it’s hard to let go!

  19. Magic, Wink! You are a star with a hook. I love the colours, the design and above all, I love how you’ve got it done in time for it to be appreciated by EVERYONE who is going to see it. You may get a few more orders for that one. It is just beautiful.

  20. Beautiful!!!! Brava!!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

  21. Wauw!!! hij is mooi geworden. Erg mooie kleuren heb je gebruikt (Y)

  22. I love, love, love it!

  23. The name of the lucky little boy who’s currently wrapped snuggly inside this gorgeous blanket is Bruno. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We absolutely adore it!

  24. This is absolutely beautiful!

  25. I’m making your groovy ghan as my first project and I wanted to make the border on it too. What did you do with the fringe that was on the outside from tying off each row? I’m new to crocheting and I’m not quite sure if I should just cut them short or if there is another trick to it…. Thanks for your help!