I was inspired this this month for my own challenge of designing a new afghan square each month in 2014. As a family we recently went on a trip to the circus; I’d never been to the circus before and thought it would be fun to take Little G. It turned out to be slightly cheesy, as the one we went to see was just a small touring circus full of over the top theatricals rather than Cirque du Soleil, but we all had a fun afternoon out nevertheless. Little G had her face painted like a clown which I think started an inkling of an idea in my head…When I got home I couldn’t get the idea of a clown granny square out of my head and so got out my yarn and hooks and the ‘Jolly Clown’ afghan square was born.
I was really happy with how this square came out. I aimed to make the clown look as friendly as possible (because let’s face it clowns can be creepy – ever read IT by Stephen King or seen the movie with Tim Curry! Eeekk Pennywise! *shudder!*). One of my testers commented that this square made her smile when ever she saw it so I took that to be ‘jolly clown’ success!
This square would look great in a multi-square afghan or worked up in different colours sewn together as a blanket – the possibilities are endless!
The square is 6 x 6 inches / 15.4 x 15.4 cm and a great stash buster for all those little scraps you might have lying around and, as with all my patterns, the pattern features both UK and US crochet stitch terminology. You can download the pattern from either Ravelry or Craftsy:
- Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jolly-clown-afghan-square
- Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/home-decor/jolly-clown-afghan-square/98706