I have made so many afghans for others I decided it was time to make one for me. With a linen stitch, it took me about 60 hours so I just worked on it when I was watching TV.
Chaining what I wanted for width, I made a single crochet in the first chain, chained 1, and skipped 1 chain and made another single crochet in the next chain across. Turn and chain 1 repeating this pattern for the entire project. I love variegated yarn so I stayed with that throughout.
This project doesn't have many photos of the stages, so I am just going to share it. I hope you are inspired to make a smaller version, pillow top, lapghan (3' by 4' to cover a lap), or even hot pads. This is my favorite stitch and who knows, it might be yours too!
Total Time: 60 hours
Thanks Betty. I will once the weather turns chilly again. For now, it's in my closet waiting to be needed. BTW here is an image of the hot pads I make in case anyone wants to make them.
Chain 24 which is 6", repeat the pattern from above and make 22 rows. Make another and sew together with the base row on one paired with the top row of the other. This keeps the project from being too wide at the bottom on both...this kind of evens them out.