Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Christmas Tree and Candy Cane Afghan

Last year was the first year my husband and I got to spend Christmas together since we've been married. Well technically, it was our first Christmas spent together in our apartment.  The year we moved to Germany 3 days before Christmas* we were stuck in a hotel on base.  It's hard to get into the Christmas spirit when you are heating up Easy Mac in the microwave and knowing that your husband will be deploying in a few months.  And did I mention the wonderful jet lag we were experiencing?  On the bright side at least we were together.  The following year we were thousands of miles apart due to his deployment.

Anyway, as last Christmas approached I realized I was in serious need of some Christmas decorations.  Luckily, Germany is amazing with all of their Christmas Markets.  I've bought a ton of ornaments, nutcrackers, and holiday decorations since I've been here.  Since I obviously love to crochet I decided that I needed a holiday afghan or two.

I decided to make an afghan using the Christmas Cheer Tree and Christmas Cheer Candy Cane patterns.  I'm pretty pleased with the final product.  The patterns were easy to follow which is always a plus.  Off the top of my head I don't remember the exact names of the yarn colors but I know I used Caron One Pounders.

*Military, stop moving people during the holidays!  Just wait until the new year. You can't transition into your new life in a different country when nothing is open on base like housing, etc.  due to the holidays.

Don't forget to check out these link parties and also the ones at the bottom of the page!

Katie's Nesting Spot


  1. I love your Afghan it's lovely for Christmas, thank you for the links :)

    1. You're welcome linda! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Happy Sunday !....this a beautiful and gorgeous afghan.Cute ,love the candy canes.

  3. lovely afghan! I'd love for you to share this Christmas afghan and any other crafts at my linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!


    1. Thanks T'onna! I'm always glad to join a link party!

  4. Beautiful blanket! And I don't think the military ever considers convience when it comes to moving people around, lol

    1. Nope, and I've learned with most things whatever the common sense approach is to handling a situation, they will do the opposite. Some days shaking my head and just laughing is the only way to deal with it.

  5. Fun afghan! Hope you have a great Christmas this year.

  6. What a cherry afghan! And I enjoyed reading about your adventuresome life! I don't know how you bear the separations but I hope you are enjoying Germany. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you, I really have enjoyed living here in Germany. It was seriously the opportunity of a lifetime.

  7. Very nice..I love those patterns but haven't made any yet.

    TracyAnn from and

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