Sunday, April 3, 2016

Crochet Lacy Daisy Octagon Granny Baby Afghan

I have been busily working on a new pattern and am so happy to say all the finishing touches are complete!

I designed this original pattern for a lacy daisy afghan made with octagon grannies.  My new baby girl was on my mind the entire time.  She's due to arrive around the time daisies will begin blooming here in Western New York, which was my main inspiration for this pattern.  I also really enjoy baby items made in non-pink hues, so that's why I opted for an aqua/lavender/yellow color scheme.  Don't get me wrong.  I like pink.  I just think baby girl items can be made in other colors just as well!  Besides, purple is my favorite color anyway.  The pattern can be found HERE in my Etsy shop.

The octagon grannies are made with white daisies in the center, a lacy circular pattern surrounding them and lacy white borders on each.  Inside the square/diamond-shaped spaces between the octagons are smaller yellow daisies with white borders surrounding them.  The exterior of the afghan is adorned with a slightly ruffled lacy border.  It's definitely a very feminine pattern perfect for a sweet, new summer baby girl!

Just for fun, I made a coordinating lacy daisy sun dress, headband and peep-toed Mary Jane booties for my new baby girl to wear this summer.



Because my oldest daughter loved her little sister's set so much, I made her a matching dress.  Big sister was so excited to wear hers that she wore it to my baby "sprinkle". Then on one gloriously sunny summer day, we had an impromptu backyard photo shoot with all three of my little ones.

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