We arrived back home yesterday
from our quick trip to Utah.
Beautiful tributes were offered to our dear Uncle,
and we were able to visit
with many family members
that we haven't seen in years.
In our grief, we also feel
the joy of connection with family
that often accompanies a funeral.
Mr. Cactus and I decided to make the long drive from our home in Arizona
to Northern Utah
in order to make a stop off
in Southern Utah.
We checked on our home in St. George
and enjoyed an overnight stay with family.
In just a few short days
we put in a lot of miles.
I knew I needed something to keep my hands busy
during the long drive
so I grabbed a stack of left over yarn
before we headed out the door.
I started crocheting an
easy to do afghan.
I've always loved scrap quilts,
and I'm pleased with how this
afghan is turning out
using a wide variety of colors
of leftover yarn.
I'm at a beginner level in crochet,
and the Moss Stitch is an easy one to do.
The only skill required is a
chain stitch and single crochet.
I alternated colors with each row.
There are a lot of tails still to be woven in :)
Using a 5.5 crochet hook,
I chained 250 for the base,
which makes the width about 61 inches.
I'm not sure what the length will end up.
It may be determined by how
much yarn I have left!
*I'll keep you posted.
There are a lot of easy to follow
that teach the
(also known as the Seed Stitch or Granite Stitch)
Lisa from All Free Crochet helped get me started: