Since I returned from my trip, I have been cranking on the Graduation Afghan for my son, Pookie. I started this afghan more than a year ago, but it sat in squares in a bag in my stash room from December until now. I have to finish it before Pookie leaves for New Jersey on August 30th.
I am editing this post on August 21, 2013, because I have refined this DC Join. If you would like to see the newer edition, go to Four Rows of Six Hooked Together.
I have been hooking the squares together with my new double crochet method into rows of 5 squares each. Then, hooking a row of double crochet along each long row.
Let me show what I mean.
I take 2 finished squares
If there are too many stitches in one of the squares, I can hook 2 stitches together
this will help even out the stitches. If I have planned ahead, I make sure all of the squares have the same number of stitches in the final round. But with this afghan, it was rather haphazard. The squares are all about 12 inches, but they can have very different numbers of stitches.
Here are the 3 rows I have finished laid out together on the floor.
I have 2 more rows hooked that need their borders, and one complete row to first make. I am on track to finish this afghan easily before Pookie leaves for school.
shaping the planet with a new join.