Yesterday, I was following links from allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com. I found the most beautiful afghan block I have ever seen. It is called Sophie's Garden, and I cannot wait to make it myself.
The blog I found it at is:
(I love her site graphic.)
I asked for permission to post pictures and a link to her step-by-step pattern tutorial here for you. I am very honored that she granted me permission. I hope you love it as much as I do. Please leave a comment here if you plan to make it, too. And, please let Dedri know that you found her through my blog. Thanks.
Isn't it great? I love the bright colors and the intricacies of it! There is a base and the embellishments, like the flowers and the wishbone shapes are added to it after. In other words, it can be made simpler for less experienced crocheters. I have not decided yet whether to make one to use either as a pillow top or frame it to brighten my walls, or if I will make an afghan using multiple blocks.
It's also shown in more muted colors if that's your preference. The picture below is before the framework is done, but you can get the idea.
The link to the tutorial is: http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/crafts/yarn/crochet/free-crochet-patterns/sophies-garden-large-crochet-square-photo-tutorial/
P.S. Dedri told me she cleaned her desk off last week.
(UPDATE: This is the new logo:)