In 2015, I decided to challenge myself to knit & crochet 12 afghans in 12 months.  It was kind of crazy, but it helped me create some of my first afghan patterns.  Here, you’ll find all the videos showing my progress each month and all of the finished afghans.  Enjoy!

January

The January Afghan project became my Whispering Waves Afghan crochet pattern.

whispering waves crochet afghan blanket in grey, blue, purple, and white, laying on beige carpet

February

In February, I made a bias-knit ombre chevron blanket in KnitPicks Brava.

whispering waves crochet afghan blanket in grey, blue, purple, and white, laying on beige carpet

March

In March, I created an afghan made from flat circles machine-knitted on my Addi Pro Knitting Machine.  You can find the tutorial for my Hexagon Flower Afghan here.

whispering waves crochet afghan blanket in grey, blue, purple, and white, laying on beige carpet

April

My April Afghan was a brightly colored ripple blanket worked in the back loop only.  You can find the free pattern for the Rainbow Ridge Afghan here.

whispering waves crochet afghan blanket in grey, blue, purple, and white, laying on beige carpet

May

In May, I machine-knitted a small lap blanket from flat panels made on the Addi Pro Knitting Machine.  You can find the tutorial for the Windmill Afghan here.

whispering waves crochet afghan blanket in grey, blue, purple, and white, laying on beige carpet

June

For the June Afghan, I designed the Easy Brioche Baby Blanket.  I love the squishy texture of Brioche-style fabric, and this tutorial shows how to do it in an easier way if you’re not comfortable with the Brioche Stitch.

whispering waves crochet afghan blanket in grey, blue, purple, and white, laying on beige carpet

July

I had been collecting worsted weight yarn scraps for years, and I wanted to find a way to use them up.  In July, I made a colorful rainbow scrapghan from all my leftover bits of yarn.

whispering waves crochet afghan blanket in grey, blue, purple, and white, laying on beige carpet

August

For my August Afghan, I crocheted granny squares with a contrasting circle in the center, and made a Polka-Dot Baby Blanket.

whispering waves crochet afghan blanket in grey, blue, purple, and white, laying on beige carpet

September

In September, I machine-knitted a blanket on my Addi King Knitting Machine from large flat panels.

whispering waves crochet afghan blanket in grey, blue, purple, and white, laying on beige carpet

October

For my October Afghan, I decided to make a quilt-inspired granny square blanket with the Join-As-You-Go method.

whispering waves crochet afghan blanket in grey, blue, purple, and white, laying on beige carpet

November

In November, I used short row shaping to knit another quilt-inspired afghan.  These quarter-circle squares, when put together, make a cool medallion.  This is one of my favorite projects from the challenge!

whispering waves crochet afghan blanket in grey, blue, purple, and white, laying on beige carpet

December

My December afghan ended up being a stitch pattern sampler.  I pulled stitch patterns from several stitch dictionaries, and worked contrasting color sections with different stitches and textures.

whispering waves crochet afghan blanket in grey, blue, purple, and white, laying on beige carpet

Year In Review

Thanks so much for following along with my 12 afghans in 12 months challenge!  I had a lot of fun creating all of these projects, and I hope you’ve enjoyed them as well. ????

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