After making most of the family an Afghan for Christmas I finally was able to start one for myself! I’m thrilled with the way this turned out, and hopefully it will inspire others to work up their own versions of this pattern.
When looking for a pattern on Pinterest I wanted something simple and not to busy. Something I could relax with and not have to think to much about while working on it. This Boho Berry Stitch Afghan from Daisy Farm Crafts was the perfect fit! I love it so much that I’m already thinking about making another.
You can find the FREE pattern at Daisy Farm Crafts. Be sure to take a moment and look at her other free patterns …. they are lovely to say the least!
As you can see from the two images, I’ve added a lot more rows and bean stitches on my version as I rarely work a project all the way through without changing something and making it my own.
Following is a list of the materials I’ve used and an idea of how I worked the pattern. Please note ….. the rows with berry stitches must be worked from the back of the afghan so that the berry is on the front. I did not realize this when I started – unlink me – read all of the instructions before you go changing a pattern lol. If you look up close you can see that my color sections are not always the same throughout the entire project. That’s ok ….. I craft for myself and if I’m happy with it in the end that’s all that counts right!
Yarn colors: top to bottom
- Ivory – about 4 skeins
- Print – Suede Shoes – 1 skein
- Light Taupe – 1 skein
- Graymist – 1 skein
Begin with FSC (foundation single crochet stitch) making however many as needed for your preferred width. Mine is 156 and measures 44” wide finished without border. Rows are created using only SC single crochet and berry stitches. You can find a video tut for the berry stitch on Daisy Farm Crafts website/blog. Just remember that the berry stitches must be worked on the backside! She mentions every 6th row in her directions I believe.
As to the row count for the length …. I have no idea! Truly lol. I didn’t keep count. I simply guessed as I was working what would be the halfway point for the length I wanted by laying the afghan out in my lap. I simply kept repeating my pattern till I was half way then repeated the pattern in the opposite direction. In the full image above, look for the two gold stripes near the center to see my halfway point.
That’s basically it for this time. As mentioned, I do plan to make another one of these and undoubtedly change it up again (grin). Next time I’ll try and keep track of everything a bit better – maybe lol. Can’t promise on that one but …… maybe that will inspire you all to just go with it and take a chance sometime! Just start and see what happens along the way.
Always remember …… beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you are the creator and you are happy in the end then that is all that matters!
Happy creating …..