Orange castle afghan

My granddaughter was turning two years old in about a week and I hadn’t thought about knitting anything for her!  You know how the time slips away!  Well, I had to get busy and make something for her.

With just a small amount of time, I decided to use bulky yarn so the project would work up quickly.  I decided an afghan would be best–no measuring or worrying about fit, and my little girls love their soft blankets.

I chose a bright orange color which would be happy and cheery.

For the pattern I chose something I had wanted to make ever since I saw it — “The Gingerbread Castle” from Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns, pages 242-243.

 A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns

This pattern is so adorable and this was the perfect project for it.

I bought the yarn at Michael’s and got to work–fast!


orange castle afghan

orange castle afghan

orange castle afghan

orange castle afghan

orange castle afghan

Aria really loves her soft blanket. I’m not sure if she realizes that it’s a castle or not, but that’s OK. In a few years, she’ll see it.

This pattern was really quite easy to follow.  No really it was!  There were yarnovers and a few other techniques, but mostly knits and purls.  You only had to do the pattern repeat one time.

I used nice wide borders to keep it from rolling and easily add to the size.

Now I should start thinking about the next birthday now instead of a week before!