Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunburst

During the last few road trips I've worked on a crocheted afghan started a while back.
I'd almost forgotten how relaxing crochet can be.
Sunburst is one of those great projects that can be pulled out from time to time as you travel.
The squares are easy to do and I can actually remember where I left off.

The Sunburst block starts with an inner circle, a row of puff stitches, surrounded by another row of cluster stitches.
A scrappy look, and a nice way to use up little bits of left over yarn.

The outer edge is a traditional granny square.


This will be a work in progress for some time because an afghan will require a lot of these little squares.


My inspiration came from Sarah London's Sunburst Pillow.

*I know Sarah offers kits for this pillow on her website.

12 comments:

Truffle queen said...

Can't wait to see the finished afghan - but I won't hold my breath!! It's always great to have a "take with" project! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

I love this pattern! It will be beautiful! Is it done in wool?

fiberchick said...

This is going to be beautiful. Have never crocheted. You make it look easy!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Those little squares are just lovely! I love the white outside round which really shows off the design in the middle. That will be one cheerful afghan!

MGM

Muddling Through said...

How pretty! And I do like to have small projects for those waits that seem to be unavoidable sometimes.

Material Mary said...

Nedra, crocheting is a great take along and your squares are looking lovely...I always like to keep busy with something or other...
Mary

Merete said...

Wow, it looks awesome!! Looking forward to see it finished :o)

Cathy said...

This is beautiful Nedra, I love the colours you have used. xo

Julia said...

It's beautiful Nedra...love the design and colours and a great project to take out..
Julia ♥

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh so pretty! Love the colors. I love to have a take along project! It will be beautiful when finished.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

supre cute, crochet must be the perfect traveling project

Sherri said...

Oh, I wish I had learned to crochet...I would make a 9-patch pillow in an instant...love these!