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!
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.
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.
For my August Afghan, I crocheted granny squares with a contrasting circle in the center, and made a Polka-Dot Baby Blanket.
In September, I machine-knitted a blanket on my Addi King Knitting Machine from large flat panels.
For my October Afghan, I decided to make a quilt-inspired granny square blanket with the Join-As-You-Go method.
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!
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.
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. ????