Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Big Reveal -- Pink & Brown Crochet Daisy Afghan

In last week's blog post about crochet baby headbands, I hinted that I was working on a special secret project for my daughter S's baby who was due any minute. After six extra days of waiting beyond her due date, Baby Girl is finally here! Her timing is perfect as I've just finished an adorable crochet daisy afghan for her.

There's just something about daisies, isn't there. In one of my favorite movies, You've Got Mail, Meg Ryan's character receives a bouquet of daisies when she's sick in bed. She says, "Don't you just love daisies? I think daisies are the 'friendliest' flower." I certainly agree. I've grown daisies in several gardens and just love them. They are can you not smile at the sight of a daisy?

Since S has chosen shades of pink and brown for her baby's bedding, I made this daisy afghan with yellow, white, raspberry pink and mocha brown. Pink, white and brown were all store-brand yarns I bought in Germany, and the yellow was from Redheart.

As is often the case, I first saw a daisy afghan on Pinterest. Which led me to this tutorial on how to crochet the daisy. From there, I modified the additional stitches slightly to form my squares. Now, it's finally time for the big reveal!

Ta-da! Such a happy, friendly-looking afghan!

Take a closer look at the squares and scalloped edge.

Daisies are indeed the friendly flower! Crocheting this afghan brought me lots of happiness and joy, especially imagining the little sweetheart who will be bundled up in it. This is another project I will do over and over again.

If you'd like a Daisy Afghan of your own but don't crochet or have the time for bigger projects, you can order a Daisy Afghan for yourself on my Custom-Made Crochet for You page.

Crocheting this afghan made it feel like springtime. If the Chicago weather doesn't improve, I might have to start making another one!


  1. This is such a sweet little afghan! I love that it's not in "traditional" baby colors. (And on Chicago weather, I agree. It's horrendous! We're pretty cold here ourselves.)

    1. Thank you, Bobbi! I so loved making this afghan that I'm planning to make another one. Now just to find the time!!

  2. Very nice I'll try to make like this but I would to ask u what do u mean by afghan?

    1. Afghan is another word for blanket. When someone says they're making an afghan, it usually refers to a blanket that's being crocheted or knitted.