Ok. It is decided. I’m going to make the Roseanne Afghan.
I’ve ummed and ahhed about it for a while, and as such a massive Roseanne fan and crochetholic you think me + it would be a no-brainer. OF COURSE I would make the Roseanne Afghan. It became so iconic the producers had to lock it away until filming, and they eventually stitched it to the couch to avoid it being stolen.
But truth be told I loathe granny squares like Roseanne loathes her neighbours, and the colours don’t please me. Except the black. The black is great.
Until now I just couldn’t come at the idea of such random, non-sequential colours, and also, colours.
And fiddly work like changing colours after only 10 stitches makes me want to puke. PUKE, I tell you.
But here I am. We need a crocheted couch blanket and I need a large project. I was considering making it a bit of a crochet-a-long but I cannot guarantee I will be making this with any degree of rapidity. However, I will be checking in on here with progress so do crochet it too if you like, and we can chat!
The Roseanne Afghan
I’m not going to use a pattern but you can find one here. I’m also not really going to totally worry about getting the colour combos just right but I will mostly try and stay with the ones in the picture.
I’m going to do five rounds per granny square, the first four in colour and the last in black. I’ll also join it all in black. I’ll be using a 5mm hook and whatever yarn is in my stash. If I do buy anything, I’ll be keeping it to 8-10 ply or similar for consistency.
I’m also told it is 120 squares joined in a 10 x 12 rectangle, so this is what I’m aiming for.
*thinks about how many time she’ll have to change colours in 120 squares of five separate colour rounds
*cries a little bit
Grab a hook and a beer/nameless brand of cheap soda and join me! Roseanne would want you to.
I want you to.