"Celtic Knot" Afghan

Our nice neighbor, Jimmy, came by to plow our driveway and shovel our walk this past winter because he knew my husband was recovering from back surgery and couldn't do it himself. Jimmy, kind man that he is, refused to take any money from us for it.

Well, I know the best way to show someone how much you appreciate them is to crochet something for them.

Jimmy is originally from Ireland, and has a darling accent. I wanted to make something appropriate to honor his country of origin and his loving memories of it.

I found this free pattern by Carola Wijma (you can download it if you are a member of Ravelry), so I made up 40 "Celtic Knot" squares in traditional Irish colors: green, gold, orange, and black, with a border in an off-white that reminds me of those gorgeous knit Irish sweaters.

The squares are each made up of separate pieces that are then woven together. It looks a lot more complicated than it is, and it worked up pretty quickly--my favorite kind of pattern!

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