A comfort-ghan is an afghan crocheted or knitted for someone going through a difficult time such as a health crisis, divorce, death of a loved one, etc. Its intended to bring them some comfort in a difficult time and to let them know someone cares and is thinking about them. I make mine more of a lapghan size so they can use it on the couch watching tv if they want.
This was the one I made in our friend's favorite colors, turquoise and brown. When he was diagnosed he said " I've got this. I'm a miracle." So that's what I had stitched on the centre square :0)
|I crocheted a large square, then sewed the fabric square on by hand.|
Here is his wife's.
The shells and beads were pre-strung on the yarn. NOT a fun time! Lol.
Here are a few close ups.
|This was to symbolize the unending love and support she has from all her friends and family.|
I liked this one so much and had so much fun making this that I made my Mom and Gran each one!
Here is my Mom's.
|Mom loves bright colors!|
|Her favorite flower is a Frangipani, but she also likes Hibiscus. The centers of the hibiscus have glass beads in them.|
|I loved making the cute little jelly fish! :0) The white streak above them is a white cap. I used a white acrylic yarn with opal metallic sequins on it.|
|I was especially proud of the job I did designing the volcano!|
Here is Grama's.
She loves more autumn colors; greens, oranges, and browns as well as pink.
The comfort-ghans were ALL very well received and cherished! :0)