I finished an afghan for my seven year old around Christmas time that will fit her twin bed, so the four year old is on the list for one next. She has not outgrown all of her “baby” afghans, but it would be nice for her to have a twin sized afghan that will last.
When looking through afghan patterns and stitch patterns with my four year old she ended up picking a pattern that is the same as the afghan that is on our rocking chair. I assume she chose this pattern because she associates it with the comfort she receives from rocking with Mommy. The pattern is called “Fourth of July Fanfare” in Leisure Arts Afghans for All Seasons. In the pattern book it is done in three colors (red, white, and blue); however, Marian picked out a deep purple and a rosy pink from some yarn I picked up on clearance a while back. The yarn is called Red Heart Value Textured Yarn and I cannot find anything about it on Coats web site, but I found it at ACMoore. It is worsted weight, comes in 10 ounce skeins, and is 80% acrylic and 20% nylon.
This project should help me use up several skeins in my stash and help me remain on my yarn diet, which is now up to three months and counting.