January 14, 2016

Link Up! Crochet Along Afghan Sampler 2015


It's time to show off! Your 2015 Crochet Along Afghan Sampler is complete, so let us see it. Come link up...


Now that I've had a few weeks distance from the end of the 2015 Sampler I'm really curious: How many finished afghans are there out there? How fabulous do they look in all different colorways? Are you as pleased with your final blanket as I am? SHOW ME! Let's see your final blanket.

How It Works

  • The link party on this page is solely for creations made following The Inspired Wren Crochet Along Afghan Sampler 2015.
  • Feel free to link up once for each version of the Sampler (or dishcloth square) you completed.
  • You don't need a blog! You can link from Pinterest (provided it's your own work), Fickr, Facebook, Instagram, or a blog. 



What's Next?

All of the posts from the 2015 Sampler will stay here on the blog indefinitely. I'll also be adding an FAQ section to the main Crochet Along Sampler page here on the blog. If you're not finished there's no need to panic, and if you want to make another it'll still be here. Additionally, I'll be compiling a PDF file (perfect for printing) with the entire Sampler in one document and it will be available for a nominal fee. Eventually. I am not putting a deadline on that one, because...

I admit, I am happy to be done with this crochet along project. I seriously lost steam at the end and made it through knowing you were out there crocheting along and waiting for the final sets of instructions. Even though I'm relieved to see the end of this project, I love my final afghan. It was so very worth it. THANK YOU. Without you I would never have finished this project. It was wonderful to have your support: from those of you who were there from the beginning, to those of you who edited my many mistakes; from those of you who shared this with friends and in Facebook groups, to those who just crocheted along. Thank you all.

A few people have asked if I'll be doing another Crochet Along for 2016. No. But! I do have some fun, small projects on deck. More importantly (for the crochet along lovers out there), I have plans for a Striped-Sampler in 2017. Why 2017? I want to hook-up a larger blanket than the 2015 Sampler and I really want to be ahead of the crochet along the next time I do this. I was serious at the beginning when I said I was "making it up as I go." I was. I did. The deadlines helped me finish but they were difficult to work against. I'm learning from that lesson and planning for a better outcome next time. I hope you'll join me when that time comes. Until then, happy hooking, my friends!

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Ren Murphy writes for The Inspired Wren.

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15 comments:

  1. Hi I Just discovered your beautiful blanket and soon will start to make it for myself. I am Just wondering if the crochet terms are in UK of US term.
    Thank you in advance

    Myranda

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  2. Hi I Just discovered your beautiful blanket and soon will start to make it for myself. I am Just wondering if the crochet terms are in UK of US term.
    Thank you in advance

    Myranda

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  3. Hello, I am curious if you have suggestions on how to make this afghan slightly bigger? like doing 5x6 squares instead of 4x5? 36 inches x 45 inches seems a tad small for what I would like to use it for!

    I plan on making this either way because it I think it is lovely, GREAT JOB!

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  4. I started in January 2016 and finished in time to gibmve to my boyfriend for Valentine's Day. Thank you so much. I posted on the link party. I used white, red, grey and black (his choice). This was so fun. Much less intimidating than doing a full afghan one line at a time with the same stitch over and over.

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  5. I have created a word document with the all the blocks on it if you are interested.

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    1. Hi - I would love a copy of your word document - I can't seem to find a way to put it all together - Please e-mail to jzeimetz@hmmetals.com Thank you so very much!!! Janice

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    2. I would also love a copy of the document with all of the parts together. Could you please email it to me at michelle03878@gmail.com? Thank you so much 😄

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    3. Could you please send me a copy of the word document for this afghan. I would appreciate it very much. godsbelovedgirl62@gmail.com

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    4. Hello I would love a copy of the word document containing all the blocks. Thank you so much, very nice of you to over this to us. Please email to: hollyberry1115@yahoo.com =)

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    5. can you please send me the word document? lilit1988@gmail.com

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  6. Would you please email me a complete copy of the project. I have been unsuccessful at copy & paste.
    AskDrPam@hotmail.com
    Kind regards, Pamela Meyers

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  7. I started in July 2015 and only have the boarder left. I did 35 squares all in red and can't wait to join the party once I have a boarder on it. It was such a good way for a beginner to try a bunch of new stitches.

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  8. Want the pattern for a poject for my grand daughter. It is beatiful. Please

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  9. Want the pattern for a poject for my grand daughter. It is beatiful. Please

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  10. can you please send me the word document?
    lilit1988@gmail.com

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