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Tyler's Space Adventure

Crochet
July 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
6.0 mm (J)
2880 yards (2633 m)
Each square measures about 14½" × 14½" (37 × 37 cm), including 2 rounds of single crochet edging. With a 3" (7.5 cm) border, finished blanket measures about 50" × 64" (127 × 162.5 cm).

As I was busy developing ideas for this book, I got the idea to make a “community afghan” for a five-year-old boy named Tyler who was undergoing surgery. I enlisted the help of six friends who each made a solid-colored square in his favorite color to alternate with the picture squares I was making. We used a bulky-weight yarn so the squares worked up quickly and were large enough to make a cuddly afghan to cover his bed. We knew Tyler liked robots and squid, so with the help of my own son, we designed this space-themed afghan, which any young space enthusiast would be thrilled to receive.