Hello friends! I have been diligently trying to work on my afghan appliques so that I can begin the process of joining all the blocks together. The end is near! I hope! Here is a computer view (created in PhotoShop) of how I (think) I will lay out my blocks. All blocks 7×7 inches… blanket 7 blocks wide (49″) by 9 blocks high (63″)… plus whatever border I decide to add.
As you can see, there are still 4 empty spots for appliques. Only 4 more to go! Well… okay, maybe more because I’m still thinking of replacing some. (I know, I am a perfectionist. It is one of my time-eating downfalls!)
You might also notice in the lower, left area that there is a new applique! My howling wolf. Here is the pattern.
Crochet Howling Wolf Applique
Measures approximately 4.5” tall by 4” wide.
- Medium worsted weight yarn (4)
14 yards – Caron, Simply Soft, in Grey Heather
1 yard – Red Heart, Super Saver, in Black
½ yard – Red Heart, Super Saver, in White
1 yard – Purl Essence, Luxury, Angel Hair in White
- Crochet hook size G (4.0 mm)
- Tapestry needle
With Grey Heather
Row 1: Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 11, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 2: Sc2tog, sc 8, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 3: Sc 10, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 4: Sc 9, 2 sc in last, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 5: 2 sc in same, sc 10, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 6: Sc 10, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 7: Sc 9, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 8: Sc 8, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 9: Sc 9, ch 4, turn (13)
Row 10: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st 2, sc 9, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 11: 2 sc in same, sc 8, sl st 3, turn (13)
Row 12: Sl st in next, sc, now sc 10, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 13: 2 sc in same, sc 9, sl st 2, turn (13)
Row 14: Sl st in next, sl st 2, sc 7, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (11)
Row 15: 2 sc in same, sc 7, ch 1, turn (9) (Leave remaining stitches unworked)
Row 16: Sc in next, sc 6, sc 3 in last, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 17: Sl st in next, sk 2 and sc in 3rd, sl st, sc 5, sl st, turn (9)
Row 18: Sl st in next, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tc, ch 1, turn (6) Now sl st around piece until you get to the stitch indicated in the photo below.
NOSE & EYE
Using the main picture as a reference, stitch on an eye and a nose using black yarn and needle. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Using the main picture as a reference, make 2-3 stitches with the angel hair yarn inside the ear. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Attach white yarn to your piece in stitch indicated below, sl st in same. Fasten off, weave in ends.
**You can purchase an inexpensive copy of this pattern HERE
**Favorite or queue on Ravelry HERE
I love how my blanket is coming out so far. It isn’t too “cutesie”… not that I don’t mind cute blankets, I love cute baby blankets and things, but I want this one to be “grown up”… if that makes sense. I can’t wait until it’s done!
What have you been working on? Are you like me and can only handle working on 1 project at a time?