One of the things I love about crochet is how easy it is to modify a pattern. You can add rows to make something bigger or delete rows to make it smaller. For example, as I was putting together my groovyghan, I realized that some of the panels were longer than others. What to do?
Hmmm… improvise and fill in the gaps. I used several of the blocks from the Chain Reaction Afghan Project, which are all approximately 12″ x 12″. I decided to use the Lotus Blossom block by Robyn Chachula. Here’s her original block:
Starting with Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta, I did the first two rows, then I switched to the Rose and did row 3. It uses treble crochet, which is why it looks like I did more than one row. Then I switched to the Dusty Blue when joining.
To join, I chained 5, single crochet all around the first block. On each subsequent block, I chained 2, slip stitched into the chain 5 of the previous block, chain 2 then single crochet.
For a video tutorial of this method, check out Chain 5 Join Method.
Here’s my finished panel:
What do you think?