Many years ago, when the Crochet Dude came out with his free Groovy Loops square pattern, I made up a few squares because I thought the pattern was totally cool. Then I got busy with some other life thing and I put them away with the rest of my UFOs.
About a month ago, I pulled the few finished squares back out and decided I would make a lapghan with them to donate to the annual Stride to Save Lives event in my hometown which raises money for SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), an organization that is personally close to my heart since the loss of my dad to suicide almost five years ago.
So I'm back making Groovy Loop squares. I had about half the number I needed sitting in my UFO stash made from yellow Red Heart Kids yarn, so I crocheted up the other half in a couple of other colors using the same yarn.
Once I had the squares completed, I decided to join them with a variegated color that included the colors I had used for the squares. Settling on the variegated Crayon in Red Heart Kids and using the rounds of the patterns, I continued around the squares in the variegated color.
|Joining the squares
I joined the squares using the single crochet method from the back to give it a little personality on the back since the front was very busy with all of the groovy loops and the back was looking rather plain.
|Reverse side of lapghan
Around the border, I added one more round of groovy loops, and continued the pattern around until I finished up with the double crochet round. Once finished, it measured about 29 x 38½" and it's very heavy. It makes a really nice throw to keep you warm on a chilly evening!
|Close up of corner of finished lapghan corner