My Projects

My Rick Rack Afghan

In addition to sewing and many other hand-crafts, I have a passion for crocheting. Sewing and Crocheting are the two things I have been doing the longest; both for over 36 years.

My Rick Rack Afghan
design created by Tina Johanning

Here is one of my many current projects. This is an old and very simple sequence of stitches. In my busyness, I needed something simple and repetitive. And I have to say, of all the things I have created, I did this one just for me. This is a rarity.

I let my choice of colors control their placement. I had five colors I wanted to work with: light blue, grass green, yellow, white & red. The only things I knew for sure when I started this, was that the light blue, yellow, & white would be my "carrier" colors {as I call them}, with the green thrown in sporadically; the red would be distributed throughout in single rows, probably five {had to be an odd number} since it was such a strong color; and the red would never be placed next to the green.

When I began crocheting, I had no idea of what order the colors would fall or how many rows of each I would crochet. I decided all of that as I crocheted my way through the afghan. It was a nice change from reading and following a pattern.

So here is the finished project.

Needless to say, I am so incredibly pleased with how it turned out that I am in the process of writing the pattern. When I have it completed, I will let you know where you can find it if you are interested.

Thanks so much for popping in and Happy Creating.

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