Created by: BusyLizza
Project

Sonia's Afghan

You Can Make This

BusyLizza made Sonia's Afghan with:

Save Our Stitches: Fixing Crochet Mistakes

Online Class

Save Our Stitches: Fixing Crochet Mistakes

with Andi Smith

  • US H-8/5.00mm/UK 6
  • Worsted weight yarn and a hook and needle. This is a repair project
  • so I used parts of the afghan that I could salvage (like the rosettes).

Q&A with BusyLizza

Andi Smith asked:
Sonia! This is fantastic! A seamless repair! I love it! Can you tell me about the process? How did it feel to cut into your heirloom?
BusyLizza answered:
Hi! Thanks for the message. I'm Liz, but the person who owns the afghan (a stranger, referred to me by a friend) is Sonia. I was very nervous to tackle this, as the person had told me of its sentimental value to her. I did let her know I'd do my best! I began by assessing the project to see how the original maker constructed it. I then unraveled leaving "clean holes" around the damaged areas. I tucked in and secured all the loose yarn as I went to avoid further damage. Then I constructed the missing pieces and sewed them back in using the same joining technique as the original maker. It was part sleuth, part creativity and part skill! It was all worth it when the recipient burst into happy tears when she saw it restored. I LOVE doing restoration projects, Thanks so much for your personal message!