Roseanne Afghan, est. 2007 – life+running

Roseanne Afghan, est. 2007

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A long, long time ago, I started crocheting a granny square afghan.

Not just any granny square afghan, but one that matches the afghan on Roseanne’s couch.

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You see, in 2007, College Boyfriend and I watched ALL NINE SEASONS of Roseanne. I may have watched them twice. He even bought me all the seasons on DVD. Since I’m a good nerd, my obsession leaked over into my crafting.

I didn’t feel great the last several days, so instead of doing my usual thing, I sat on the couch, coincidentally did not watch any Roseanne, and wove in all. the. little. ends. of. yarn. to finish this beast (1200+).

I’m glad to say IT IS FINALLY DONE*.

*Let’s ignore the fact that after I washed and dried it, I have three patches I have to make in areas that unraveled because I crocheted them very early in the process (read: before I knew what the hell I was doing). Back in the WIP pile you go.

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Have you ever spent 5 or more years working on a project (only to have it ripped apart in the dryer or ruined in some other way … argh)?

12 Comment

  1. That’s AWESOME! 🙂

  2. kim says: Reply

    Love it! You’re amazing at crocheting! hey that rhymes! 😉 happy day!

  3. Hilarious! 🙂

  4. I’m impressed!!! That really does look like Roseanne’s afghan 🙂

    1. chimes says: Reply

      Thanks! i’m just annoyed that it couldn’t hold together in the wash. I have some patching to do.

  5. I don’t think I’ve ever committed to anything that long.

    Perhaps this explains my failure at relationships.

    1. chimes says: Reply

      lol I’m a long-term relationship queen. it’s sad.

      also, the reason this took so long is because i was definitely not committed. AND it died in the washing machine. so there’s that. i think i’ll patch it and give it away for christmas.

  6. […] Finish granny square afghan OR finish a quilt […]

  7. Any chance you have a list of the colors and possibly a pattern and assembly diagram? I’m always looking to make one identical to the one on the show. Great work btw

    1. chimes says: Reply

      Sorry — this was just randomly put together. Best bet is to take a screen grab of the one on the show and bring it with you to pick your yarn.

  8. Lauren says: Reply

    Same question

    1. chimes says: Reply

      Sorry — this was just randomly put together. Best bet is to take a screen grab of the one on the show and bring it with you to pick your yarn. I just figured out how many squares I wanted to make for it to be the size I wanted.

      I also would make several middles out of one color, then switch colors, and repeat until I had the amount of middles I wanted. Then I randomly would select one out of a bag of all of them so I could work to add the next row (in a different color). I would work with one color for a while, and then change. usually I’d do 5 in one color before I’d change. After a while I ended up with this, and added the black around the outside. It’s not at all a copy of the one on the show. Just inspired by.

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