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afghan pattern + giveaway

If you’re following my social media, you’ve likely become familiar with my mom’s afghans. Every time I share her latest, I swear there are more likes than my most recent product announcement – ha! I even established a hashtag #AfghanAdventuresWithVicki because… of course.

I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but my mom offered to make an afghan for one of our employees a couple years back. And then another. And then it only made sense that everyone on the BH team have their own Vicki Special! She has made one for just about everyone in the family (my parents have 6 children and 25 grandchildren) as well as countless others. Um, yeah. Total giver. She has never sold one and I’m certain she never will … regardless of how many times she’s heard that suggestion.

Most recently, my mom completed an afghan for our office. Notice the perfect match to our logo colors! She’s pretty much an honorary part of our team anyway and we love having a piece of her heart right here with us in the office everyday. Not only did she bring me into this world, but she’s really a devoted Project Lifer, uses the app every day, and is positively one of our favorite customers. My mom has been a huge supporter of what I do and who I am striving to become.

Many of you have asked if my mom would share her pattern for this afghan and since she is one of the most generous people I know, I’m not at all surprised that she is pleased to share her secrets with you. Below is her go-to pattern that she has been using for about 40 years! She says it’s become so second nature that she can pretty much crochet the pattern in her sleep.

In her own words:


I typically use a size “I” hook (a larger or smaller hook will change the size of your afghan). I also typically use Red Heart SOFT yarn (obviously, you use your favorite!).

Chain 186 stitches fairly loosely

Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook

1 single crochet in each of next 3 chains

*3 single crochets in next chain, 1 single crochet in each of next 4 chains, skip 2 chains, 1 single crochet in each of next 4 chains; repeat from * across, ending 3 single crochets in next chain, 1 single crochet in each of last 4 chains. Turn.

Row 2:  Chain 1, skip 1 single crochet, *(WORK IN BACK OF STITCH FOR THIS PART UNTIL END OF *) 1 single crochet in each of next 4 single crochets, 3 single crochets in next single crochet, 1 single crochet in each of next 4 single crochets, skip 2 single crochets from * across to within last 5 stitches. (DO NOT DO STITCH IN BACK FROM THIS POINT TO END OF ROW.) End 1 single crochet in each of next 3 single crochets, skip 1 single crochet, 1 single crochet through both loops of last single crochet. Turn.

Repeat rows until desired length.

IF you want to change the size of the afghan, you can do that by multiples of 11 plus 10.

CHANGING COLORS

This is the way I typically change my colors. There are a variety of ways to do this, and if you are a crocheter, you may already have a way that works well for you. I have found that this works well for me most of the time:

When I get to the end of the row, last stitch, before completing my single crochet (and this works well for any stitch that I do), I will have 2 threads on my hook. Cut the existing yarn with about a 4 inch tail. Loop over the hook with the new color and pull it through all loops. Turn. Now, as I continue to work my pattern, I am blending in the 2 strands of yarn (the old color and the new color) with each stitch that I am making with my hook. NO loose ends to worry about because they are being worked right into the pattern.

This is a much easier pattern to work than to explain. I hope this helps. There are MANY patterns for the Ripple Stitch or Chevron Stitch. This is by far my favorite. Tried and true.


Becky again.

I don’t crochet (at least not right now, in this stage of my life) and this looks a little bit like a foreign language to me… but we have had many requests for her pattern, so I know we have some crocheters out there who will really appreciate this!

Ready for the really fun surprise? My cute mom has offered to crochet an afghan for one of our lucky readers! For real. One of you will win your very own BH logo-colored afghan from my mom! How cool is that? She sure has a heart of gold, doesn’t she? All you need to do is post a comment here on the blog, perhaps telling us what it would mean to you to have this handmade gift, mention your city / state / country … and we’ll randomly select one of you to receive this Vicki Allgaier original afghan!

*Contest begins October 5, 2015, and ends October 9, 2015 at 12pm PST. Winner will be chosen after 12pm and announced that afternoon. The chosen winner will be posted here in this blog post.

Updated 10.9.15
Congratulations to Jodi Christensen of Henderson, Nevada! Please email molly@beckyhiggins.com with your mailing address so we can send you your afghan!

COMMENTS

486 Responses

  1. Jen says:

    I would love an afghan – especially for our bitter Ohio winters :)

    Jen Vance
    Powell, Ohio

  2. sherri says:

    That would be awesome! Your Mom is a missionary in my area or she was(not sure if she is home yet). Cute colors!
    Sherri P.
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    • Vicki Allgaier says:

      Yes, Sherri we are still on our mission! We love it in the southeast. I would love to meet you sometime when we are up that way…..if you make it to a Zone Conference!!

    • Vicki Allgaier says:

      We will be in the Knoxville Mission the middle part of November……if you are around, please come by a Zone Conference in your area and say hi to us!! We would love to meet you!

  3. Tana Rossi says:

    Tana Rossi
    Roanoke IN

  4. Jane R. says:

    My late grandma made all my family members afghan’s as well. I had one to match every vehicle I owned! She was a giving person just like your mom. I would love this to remind of my grandma! Love the colors.

    Jane Ross
    Glasgow, MT

  5. Jackie Pocock says:

    Aww what a wonderful thing for your Mum to do. I would love to win, I am extremely slow at crochet and would love a blanket for my little boy who has just started to enjoy blankets having had a sensory issue with them for a few years and winter is on the way and he hates wearing long sleeves so at least I know it will keep him snug on car journeys or snuggles on the couch.

    Guildford, Surrey
    UK

  6. Suzanne S says:

    October 9th is my birthday so I will make a wish to win the special afghan. I remember meeting your mother at CK convention in Valley Forge a few years ago. We even have a photo together. I love Project Life! Thank you for the concept and all the products that make this way of saving memories so perfect. I always wanted to tell you this so even if I do not win, I got my wish.

  7. Ashlie says:

    I live in Portland, Oregon where it is always wet and cold. I would love to win an afghan to keep me and my Teddy Bear warm.

    Ashlie Guthrie
    Portland, OR USA

  8. Daydra Clement says:

    I come from a long line of women who created quilts, and I treasure parts pieced by my great grandmother. My grandmother crocheted afghans, and now that she’s gone I feel sorry I don’t have one of hers for myself. Would be so grateful to win this afghan from your wonderful mother!
    Daydra C
    Yakima, WA

  9. Sara W says:

    I would love to win this beautiful afghan! Both my grandmother and mother made afghans and my sister and I used to each have one to stay warm at night in our rooms above the garage in cold NE. I love my sister, but unfortunately for me she took both afghans from our grandmother and her quilts when she recently bought her first home. It would mean a lot to me to have a homemade touch in my own house! Thank you for the opportunity!

  10. Flor says:

    I live in California it will be amazing to win one , would keep me warm for sure !

  11. Cindy Trimble says:

    How fun and absolutely WONDERFUL! Happy birthday PL!

  12. Sara W says:

    And I’m from Omaha, ne

  13. I am a mom of two girls and this blanket would be wonderful to cuddle up with them on the sofa and watch movies. Frozen, of course. ;-)
    Shannon Chomanczuk
    Newburgh, NY

  14. yvonne merkel says:

    Becky – Your mom is so special to offer this and your story evoked such fond memories of my own mother! Whether it was sharing photos of my classmates with their parents (back when photos had to be printed), crocheting baby afghans, hats and booties for anyone she knew who was expecting or giving handmade earrings and other trinkets to the nurses during her treatments, she shared her talents with others hoping it would brighten their day. My mom is no longer with us, but her example (and that of her mother, too) inspires me to document life and create and share photos and stories with the people in my life.

    And while I also don’t know how to crochet, I do have my mom’s collection of hooks and the goal of learning myself one day. But since I’m afghan-free until then, it would be an honor to have a Vicki Allgaier original in my home! :)

    Yvonne (Atlanta, GA)

  15. Sara says:

    Querida Becky, seria un honor tener uno de los afghans que teje tu madre. Y aun mas con los colores del logo de Project Life.
    No hablo ingles muy bien asi que espero que alguien cercano de tu oficina hable español…😄
    Os mando un saludo a todo el equipo.
    Besos desde Madrid SPAIN
    Sara

  16. Jill says:

    I’ve started to teach myself to crochet this week and my goodness-it’s a challenge right now. I hope that I’ll be able to make an afghan one day (right now I’d settle for a single row that’s even!). I’d really love an afghan to motivate me as I learn to crochet.

    Jill
    Charlottesville, VA

    • Vicki Allgaier says:

      Jill…..I also taught myself to crochet when I was a newly married bride! That has been 47 1/2 years ago!! If I can do it….you can do it. Practice, practice, practice makes a perfect row!!! I should start a crochet on-line class from Becky’s office!!! :-)

  17. Bronwyn says:

    Well.. I would love to learn to crochet.. But sadly not enough time right now. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and it gets really cold here in the winter.. Like -40C really cold.. So I am always wrapped in a blanket at home and would love to be wrapped in one of your mom’s blankets! They are adorable and such a labor of love! I may have to find time to learn soon though after seeing all of her blankets!
    Bronwyn
    Winnipeg, Canada

  18. Macy Goode says:

    Handmade is the best!!!! I adore your mothers afghans, they’re gorgeous. It almost inspires me to take up crochet! Almost. And it’s COLD in Big Arm, Montana!

  19. Valerie White says:

    Thank you for posting your moms afghans. After 35 years I am back crocheting and loving every minute of it. I have made one for me and 3 as gifts. I would surely love one of your moms afghans mostly because I am a huge project life user and teacher and also because it is made with love so I know it has magic. How lucky you are to have dice a wonderful mom.
    Valerie White
    Fox island , Washington

  20. Heather vitry says:

    I would love to win this Afghan they are so comfotable to cost up with in the winter.
    Heather Vitry
    Denver, Colorado

  21. Stephanie S says:

    That afghan sure would be perfect to snuggle my newborn baby in! He would be so lucky to have it if we win!

    Stephanie
    Las vegas, nv

  22. Adriana says:

    Anything made with love is a treasure! (But I do especially love the bright colors that would go so well in my craft room!)

  23. Erika Will says:

    nothing says cozy like a handmade afghan! I live in Essex, Vermont and it gets pretty cold here! I would love to have those amazing colors brighten up the dreariest days winter can come up with!

  24. Heather says:

    Gorgeous afghan! I would love to have this for our football games!

  25. Martha Lawson says:

    Your mom is awesome. I just started crocheting a couple of years ago. I am currently wearing a scarf of a similar pattern right now. But, my work is sloppy and quick and I try to sell most of it at craft fairs. I should really learn from your mother’s example and create beautiful gifts that make people smile every time they look at it. Kansas

  26. Maddie says:

    This is wonderful! I would love an Afghan! It gets really cold in my office in Chicago, and many people keep blankets at their desks because of it. I would love to win for that reason :).

  27. Kylie D says:

    Morning from New Zealand!!Wow what a special gift someone is going to receive…. Well if I was to win it would be perfect timing as we just bought our first house and we are doing it up. This would sit on the couch ready for someone to snuggle up in. The colours are magic and I think would pretty much go with anything! Thanks for the chance… Happy Days xx

  28. noelani says:

    I would love it…especially with those colors!

    Noelani Walker
    las vegas, nv

  29. Crystal says:

    Handmade items are such a blessing! I’d be thrilled to win! How kind and generous of your sweet Mom to do this!!!

  30. Kelly C says:

    I love your mom’s giving heart…reminds me of my own mom, but she doesn’t crochet. 😉 I’d love the chance to win this beautiful afghan.
    Kelly C.
    Canton, NC

  31. Carole Claxton says:

    It’s turning colder here in Norwich, UK, this throw would be great for snuggling up on the sofa. My grandmother crochet lovely throws and it would bring back lovely memories of her.

  32. Sarka says:

    I live in Maine and have to walk around the house wrapped in a blanket for 7 months of the year… That afghan looks so pretty that I would be proud to offer it to every guest visiting our drafty place. Thank you for a chance to win!

    Sarka
    Gorham, ME

  33. Yuri K. says:

    This is amazing!! Thank you so much for the pattern!! I’m going to *try* to make one! Yay! She’s so cool!!
    Yuri Y.
    Torrance, CA

  34. Such an awesome thing for your sweet mom to do for one of us! A generous and kind act of service!
    Elise D.
    Hyrum, UT

  35. Skylar Hand says:

    My grandmother had a few of these blankets and when she passed away I lost my chance at owning one because I married a Marine and moved away from home and wasn’t able to be there when her estate was divided. I dream about her at least once a week and miss her so very much. I would love to have a special handmade from the heart blanket to have in my home for my Children and Grandchildren to grow up with and remember. I can still smell that blanket. She always kept in the car for long drives to comfort me and I’d do anything to have it now.

    Skylar Hand
    Palm Bay FL

  36. Charlotte says:

    I would love to have one of your mom’s afghans!

  37. Petri Austin says:

    Oh my… Those colours!!!!!! I’ve been trying to make my own, but have failed and failed again. And with Queensland not being THAT cold in winter… It’s hard to stay motivated. Bit I really do HAVE to have one!!!! Pretty please!!!! :)

    Petri Austin
    Brisbane, Australia

  38. Megan says:

    It has just started to get chilly here in Chicago and your moms handmade afghan would keep my nephews and I nice and toasty as we watch our favorite Disney movies. Handmade gifts are always so special because you know they were made with love :)

    Megan
    Chicago, IL

  39. Maria says:

    It would mean so much to win something so special from your mom! To own a piece of something you treasure as well makes it even more special. The winters in NJ have been quite cold! Brrr!

    Maria
    Mahwah,NJ USA

  40. Sharon says:

    Would love an afghan to keep me warm while I am recovering from surgery this winter.

  41. Jenn says:

    I would be thrilled to win the afghan from your mom because I have loved her since I met her while volunteering at one of your CKU classes! She is the sweetest woman and the colors are my favorites!!!

  42. Kimmie says:

    It looks so warm and comfy for cold snowy days :)

    Kimmie
    Ouray, CO

  43. Michelle H says:

    How AWESOME! I just started “learning” to crochet. I am going to keep this pattern in my “to do” list. In the meantime…I would love to win one. The colors are amazing and cheerful :)

    Michelle H
    Edgerton, WI

  44. Michele says:

    Your mom is a BEAST. :D Such a generous kind soul; I can see where you got it. I love when you play hide & seek and your parents gets to participate – that’s the best!

    My new, favorite hashtag… #sharekindness, your mom, your staff and you ROCK!

    Thanks,
    Michele
    Benton, KS, USA

  45. rebecca says:

    What a lovely thing for your mama to do!! I would love a handmade afghan… it would be great to cuddle up to during the cold winters! Thankyou!
    Rebecca
    Appleton, WI

  46. Katie says:

    Every time I see an Instagram post about these wonderful afghans, it makes me think of my sweet, sweet grandma. She was also a wonderful “crocheter” (I’m sure that’s not a real word…but you know what I mean, right? 😜). She passed away two years ago, this past Saturday, and I miss her every single day. On days when I miss her most, I pull out one of the afghans she made for me and snuggle up in it. It’s not quite as good as a hug from grandma…but it’s the closest I’ll get until I see her again some day, and I’m so grateful to have it!

    I’m sure that the afghans your mom makes for those she loves are also like getting a big hug from her! They are definitely a labor of love…and mean so much!

    Katie
    (Lehi, Utah)

  47. Cheri says:

    So generous of your mom! It’s on my bucket list to learn how to crochet. My family is always fighting for the nearest blanket. Would love to add a homemade one to our home.

    Cheri
    Olathe, KS

  48. Kori Arkfeld says:

    Wow. What a beautiful person she is! My aunt made my husband and I one for our wedding day and we love it. As does the cat! Handmade gifts are amazing because they are from the heart and someone’s hard work and heart went into that.
    Kori A. From Colorado Springs, CO

  49. I love this!!! I have been living in an RV the last year and just moved into my new house. It is so nice to be back in a regular space and this lovely afghan would be such a great house warming gift to my new home. I’m also excited to have the space to get back to my project life books :)
    Corvallis, Or

  50. Jeanine says:

    Being a “crafty” girl, it is not too often that you receive a homemade gift … I didn’t get a quilt for my wedding, my babies didn’t get blankets…. People think that because you can make things you won’t appreciate something from them – it couldn’t be further from the truth. I WOULD CHERISH something homemade by your mom!

  51. Nisha Sharma-Wilson says:

    I just love your mum’s (mom’s!), afghans!! They are sooo gorgeous. The problem with knitted and crocheted blankets and throws in the shops are that they are never big enough for two people. I would love to win this beautiful afghan (in super cool project life colours!!), so that I can cuddle up with my new baby boy and it be big enough to wrap around both of us in sunny (not really sunny at all), England. Winter is coming and our old Victorian house is not warm even with the heating on! This would keep us toastie and warm I’m sure. Thank you Becky’s mum (mom), for this great opportunity!! Love Nisha and baby Aidan xxx

  52. Kelly Adams says:

    I’m a crocheter, too — I’ve started many afghans but never finished! Having a Vicki Allgaier afghan here in northeast Kansas would be great come late fall and winter. PS: I met Vicki years ago at CKU in Nashville (2003, maybe?). She was taking pictures of the people who met Becky. I have a photo of Vicki taking pics in my CKU album! :-D

  53. Amanda Davis says:

    This is amazing! Your mother has a heart of gold.
    My beautiful grandmother just passed last month at the age of 82. She was my best friend. She taught me how to sew, knit, crochet, and most importantly, how to be the mother and wife I am today. I still feel so empty sometimes without her, but having her special handmade gifts around my home helps me feel her presence. I know she would have complimented your mother on her beautiful and time consuming work!! <3

  54. Robyn says:

    How sweet! This would be wonderful to enjoy some chilly evenings with and add color to our home!

    Robyn
    Livermore, Ca

  55. Reneé says:

    …your mom is incredibly generous. I’ve been wanting to learn for sometime now…my grandma made me one and my daughter…I would love this gift and I think now is a good time to learn…thanks for sharing the pattern.
    Richland, Wa

  56. Vicki Mikulecky says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! I would be honored to have such a beautiful afghan in my home.

  57. Stephanie Stempinski says:

    I have two afghans that my great grandmother crocheted before she died. They are some of my most treasured items. Whenever I snuggle with them, I see her sitting in her comfy chair, crocheting while she watched “Murder She Wrote.” She always said that she could watch TV if she was crocheting because it was productive. I would take very good care of your mother’s afghan . . . the colors and love would be treasured.

  58. Sally Lovejoy says:

    I would so love to win this, to keep me warm on the long cold nights here in Ireland!

    Sally
    Ireland

  59. Julee Irish says:

    We are redecorating our living room from the walls to the furniture. I’ve been looking for a special afghan to display in the room and this would be perfect. My great grandmother made afghans and I hope to learn how someday to pass on her legacy. I am from Meridian, ID

  60. Judith Haig says:

    To win this would be amazing. I would wrap it around my boys and myself whilst we snuggled on the sofa together. Xx
    Judith
    U.K.

  61. Jennifer says:

    I love the afghan!! Would love to have one😊

    Thanks
    Jennifer
    Garland,TX

  62. Rachael Howard says:

    I would be so honored to win this- as I have given up on trying to learn how- for now. & I don’t have any family members who hold this talent. It would be a treasured loved addition to my home/ favorite chair. Love your mom & her sweet generosity!

  63. Shanna says:

    So sweet of your mom!! I love the colors of the afghan. They are the same colors I used in my daughter’s bedroom. She has been asking for a new cuddle blanket, and I’m sure she would love this one.

    Just have to say, I love the project life app!! Now that my kids are in school all day, I’ve set aside time each day to get caught up on our family albums. I love that I can do several pages in a short amount of time. I also love how easy it is to use!

    Thanks!!
    Shanna
    Herriman, UT

  64. Sabiha says:

    It would be amazing to win. I haven’t yet learned to knit but appreciate the talent that goes into making one. How lovely of your mom to do this!

    London, England

  65. Linda says:

    Thank you so much to your Mom for sharing the pattern. I will be attempting it in the future as I am currently crocheting tram spirit throws. I love the colors in the BH afghan and would love to win it. My Mom crocheted most of her adult life. I inherited the “crafty” gene from her but my two older sister did not. Tell your Mom to keep on crocheting and thanks a bunch again for sharing the pattern.

  66. Gina says:

    I moved from New Orleans, LA to Pittsfield, MA last year, and we didn’t have much demand for scarves, mittens, blankets, and hats in the South. Now that I am in snow country, I am trying to learn. It is not going well. I have an 8 week old son, and he us the reason I discovered Project Life. Thanks for making this busy mana’s life a little easier.

    Gina

  67. Brandy Perkins says:

    I would love to win this blanket! Your momma is so very talented! I’m pregnant with my 4th & this would be the perfect addition to our little one’s nursery!

  68. Kelly Willet says:

    I have two very special afghans that I will always treasure – one from my grandma who made it for me when I went off to college & the other from my best friend who gave it to me as a wedding present. Sadly they were both too “well loved” keeping me warm during the cold Iowa winters & I’ve put them away in a cedar chest for preservation. Your mom is so kind to share her love & warmth to others – blessings to her & your family!

  69. Melissa Hansen says:

    Knitting and crocheting are acts of love for certain. I’m a knitter and I have to love you really good to knit you a blanket. I’d love mommas blanket to keep warm this winter and it matches my bedroom colors !!

  70. Lise Malette says:

    Thank you for sharing your pattern. I would love to win this afghan and use it to cuddle with while I complete my layouts on the app. Love the fact that your parents help out with the hide and seek and cleaning up the shelves at the stores. It is very generous of your Mom to give one away. With our minus 35 winters in Sudbury, Ontario Canada I can certainly appreciate the warmth of the afghan in the beautiful Project Life colours. Happy birthday!

    Lise Malette

  71. Kelly Hill says:

    Thank you so much Becky’s Mom! I’m a huge PL fan and with my 2nd baby due next month I would love to snuggle up in your precious gift! So generous!

  72. Heather K says:

    Wow! What a nice gesture! I crochet (in spurts, mostly in the winter) and know how much work goes into any project, and especially a large one like an afghan! Thanks for sharing the pattern – I have never done a chevron afghan before. I’m super-slow, so large projects take me forever to finish. Of course, it would be fantastic to win one made by a pro like your mom, but if not, I might try making my own one of these days!

  73. Kim Maftin says:

    Handmade items are so special and this afghan is gorgeous! I have always wanted to learn how to crochet.
    ❤️ Bless your mother’s giving heart. I would love to win this lovely afghan!

    Kim Martin
    Plain City, Ohio

  74. Heather K says:

    Oops! I forgot my city & state!

    Heather K.
    Belmont, MS

    Thanks again!!

  75. Hannah Schroeter says:

    I would love this afghan to use in the cold winters we have here in Omaha Nebraska. It is so kind of her to do this.

  76. Teri P. says:

    I would love to win this afghan for my sweet mother who turns 70 years old today! She is always cold and she would love to have this to snuggle up with on the sofa during the upcoming winter months!

    Teri
    Irving, TX

  77. Susan Markoski says:

    Would love this! The colors match my beach decor. Would snuggle in it when it cools down in sunny Anaheim, California. Thanks for the chance.

  78. Enza g says:

    Your mom is a real gem. Thank you for your generosity!

  79. Karen says:

    Or maybe Mum could do a series of how to crochet videos? I’ve always wanted to learn!
    Failing that an Afghan in the Project Life colours would look awesome in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – and would brighten any -40 day in the winter!

  80. PernillaJ says:

    I do know how to crochet and did it quite a lot a few years ago. It’s so relaxing and I’ve been thinking about starting again but there are so many other things competing for my time (scrapbooking for example…). The afghan is beautiful and I would love to have it – handmade things are so special!

    Pernilla in Sweden

  81. Lisa Hamelin says:

    I would love win this for my 8 year old daughter who loves to cuddle with a blanket every morning before school!

  82. Victoria Grundtman says:

    I would love to have such a beautyful afghan to snuggle up in while doing PL .
    The winthers in Sweden are long and cold…

  83. Beth M. says:

    I would love to win this I love afghans and have tried to make one never to get more than a chain stitch done. I’ve taken the role of primary care giver of my mother in law and when I come home from Drs appts and soon will include chemo and radiation appts I could see myself getting cozy and relaxing with this wonderful gift your mom is making for the giveaway.

  84. Stacey says:

    What a gift your mother is willing to give! The afghan would match perfectly in my scrapbook room. The colors could not be more perfect.

    Stacey
    Chanhassen, MN

  85. Jaime says:

    Oh, how I wish I knew enough about crocheting to tackle a pattern like this. I’m afraid even if I could figure it out, it would take me 10 years to complete. Your mom is awesome!

    Highland, UT

  86. Lisa Hamelin says:

    I would love to win this for my 8 year old daughter who loves to snuggle with a blanket every morning before school.

    Surrey, BC
    Canada

  87. Carrie Mitchell says:

    I love the idea of having an afghan (especially a really beautiful one!) at the office. I work for a great small business with great people, but when winter comes, the first floor where I work gets cold and doesn’t warm up again until spring! I wear two and three layers, warm socks and boots, but I shiver from October until May! That lovely afghan would warm me up like nothing else could. And it would be loved because I know how much work goes into something like that. Your mom is an angel!
    Alexandria, Virginia, USA

  88. Brena Sun says:

    I was all excited about a new pattern, but a chance to get one premade is even better!

  89. Angie Nunez says:

    I love how your mom is #pimpinjoy . From one crocheter to another it would be mean the world!

  90. Julie Levangie says:

    I am an avid crocheter but mainly make hats, cowls and baby blankets…I’ve never made anything this big! I would truly treasure this blanket if I won. Thanks to your mom for the pattern too, I may just have to make one myself. :)

  91. Lori Holt says:

    I fall in love with your family a little bit more all the time! :) And I’m pretty sure that cultivating a good life includes being warm and cozy under a handmade Afghan. It would be perfect for our crisp fall and frigid winter days in Nebraska. And what could be better then a made with love, Vicki special, Becky Higgins logo colored Afghan? I love it!

  92. Bhea says:

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! I’ve made it a goal to try my hand at quilting a blanket. I made simple blankets for both of my children when they were babies, and I think I have passed on my love of blankets to them in doing so. We’d love to have another family favorite blanket to share!

  93. Erica Jensen says:

    So awesome! I am not talented enough to make an Afghan blanket, and I would love one with these beautiful colors! It is getting colder and I love to climb under a blanket with my kids as we chat about their day. This is beautiful and would be perfect! Yourmom is amazing and so generous! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Erica Jensen
    Santa Fe New Mexico
    United States

  94. Sarah Underwood says:

    I would love to win this gorgeous afghan. My husband will soon be returning from an almost 7 month deployment & what does that mean?! MOMMY ALONE TIME! We are currently stationed in England and Id love to curl up with this beautiful afghan alone, on the couch & read a good book while my husband catches up on some much needed time with our daughter. :)

    • Sarah Underwood says:

      Id like to leave my city private on this public forum for safety reasons but would be more than willing to provide it in an email ;)

  95. Heidi says:

    It would make me feel like an honorary team member…wait, that sounds super selfish. Thing is I wish I could crochet and I can’t. I’m obsessed with all things Becky Higgins and have been like forever. I am a super awesome memory keeper that can’t crochet and would love to wrap myself up in this handmade gift. That’s not creepy right? Don’t answer that 😃

  96. Rebecca Piñon says:

    I would be honored to own something that beautiful.

    Albuquerque New Mexico

  97. Beth says:

    I would give it to my dd who is battling depression and the colors are all her favs.

  98. Shelise says:

    Your mom does have a heart of gold! Thank you for sharing her kindness with us! I love to snuggle in blankets (yes even in mid summer with the fan on high :).. ) Her afghan would be such a fun colorful addition to my couch!
    Shelise
    Avondale, AZ

  99. Emily M says:

    I have to be honest, I wouldn’t keep it! I want to win it for my friend, Sabrina! She’s the biggest Project Life cheerleader ever. She’s the one who got me hooked! And, she is chronically cold! I know sh would wrap herself head to toe in this & create more cool memories!

  100. Sarah says:

    Wow!!! Your Mum is awesome…..I think herAfghan need to come all the way to the UK! Here is not so sunny Sussex, Autumn has definitely arrived and I would love to have this to keep me and my boys warm as the winter approaches! Love it…..love the colours, it would be wonderful to have something like this to treasure! Xx

  101. Joy Aitman says:

    I would love to win your Mum’s afghan because it is a whole lot more than just a wooly blanket. It is a reflection of her giving nature & her ability to share her love. I have taught myself to crochet this year while I have taken time out of work to care for my 15 year old son, who has ME. I have joined a group called Pins & Needles. We crochet each week at the farm where Downton Abbey is filmed. It is very exciting when the cast call in. The friends I have met there have saved my sanity this year. It is amazing what a cup of tea, a scone and a tricky crochet pattern can do.
    Joy – Witney, Oxfordshire, UK

  102. Susan Tripson says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful afghan. The colors are so bright and happy! Your Mom is so generous to make it.

  103. Kristin Franco says:

    Hello, we love anything handmade wth love!

    Kristin Franco
    South Elgin, Illinois

  104. Corinna Mazzotta says:

    It would be amazing to win this as it’s my birthday on 11th October. Plus those are some of my favourite colours – as can be seen from my wardrobe!

    I’m just learning to crochet and hope to become good enough to do a blanket for my boys before they leave home, but it’s going to be a few years yet before I get to that point!

    Thanks Becky’s mum for such a fabulous offer – what a star you are! :-)

    Corinna
    Swindon, England

  105. theresa F. says:

    How wonderful of your mom to do this…..I live in Miami, Florida and keep the house pretty cold(smile) , It would be such an honor to receive this! Good luck to everyone, and Thanks so much. xoxo

  106. Laura Elizabeth says:

    I would love to have one to snuggle up with during the long winters nights of nursing that I have ahead of me! My baby girl is due Dec 7!!

    Fort Worth, TX

  107. Elina says:

    I would love to have an afghan made by your awesome mom. It is getting cold here in Finland and it would be perfect to snuggle under the afghan with my family when we have our movienight. Fingers crossed!

  108. Monica says:

    What a blessing an afghan can bring. My grandma made one for each of the grandchildren and we all use it still on a daily basis. Mine is close to 40 years “young”

  109. Chris Raposa says:

    What a beautiful afghan! And a beautiful thing for your mom to do!

  110. Alysia H says:

    I’d love to win this, but I’d give it to my 10 year-old, baby girl. <3

  111. Ashley Weaver says:

    I love all things handmade, I’m currently working on an afghan for my toddler. We would love to win this afghan so we can snuggle up on the couch once it gets a bit colder out.

    Ashley W.
    Youngtown, AZ

  112. Kat Floyd says:

    I would love to have this as my mom was never able to teach me her craft and while I’d love to learn there is no one to teach me.

  113. Whitney S. says:

    Your mom seems so sweet! I think that is so kind of her to give away so many of her afghans! My great grandma used to make them for all of her grandkids. I never got one from her because by the time we were old enough to appreciate one, she wasn’t doing too well. I would be honored to win an afghan that your mom made!

  114. Jen R says:

    Oh my goodness what a darling gesture! But from what I’ve read about Vicki it’s absolutely not surprising. I would love to win a beautiful Afghan. I learned to crochet last year and have made one ripple blanket. I’m still working my way through my daughter’s blanket which was supposed to be for last Christmas. Oops! I’m so slow and my inflammatory arthritis doesn’t help I guess. Oh. It the colours though! They’d match our new decor too, so I’d be beyond thrilled. Thank you for the opportunity. Blessings from Hertfordshire, England

  115. Wow, what an amazing gift!!! My grandmother used to knit and she made many blankets for people. Sadly, I don’t have one but I do have a couple ceramics that she made for me (she was into that, too!) and my favorite from her is my little white light up Christmas tree. It makes me smile every year when I pull it out of the box. I’m sure your family cherishes those handmade blankets and will for years to come!!!

    Michelle from Spokane, WA

  116. Caitlin Berg says:

    To be a blanket is so much more then just a blanket its what keeps you warm and your family warm. It is a place for story telling, memory making, movie watching. everyone cuddles up and is close. It brings people together. It what you cover your sick child up with and its what would bring you comfort on a blistery day. The handmade afghan would mean all this and more, because it is made with love, and that’s something you can’t buy. It means when you are having a sad day or feel alone you can curl up with it and know that you have been thought about. you can feel them give you hug from miles away. I have had a lot of change in my life and right now it would mean all that to me and more. Caitlin B, Castalia Oh.

  117. Marlie thomson says:

    Would love to have this blanket for the cold idaho winters! Rexburg, Idaho

  118. Ashley Guymon says:

    I’d love a homemade blanket to cuddle my 13 month old with in the A/C of our florida home!

    Ruskin, FL
    – Ashley G

  119. Andi R says:

    I have been doing Project Life from the very beginning and it changed the way I scrapbook. It would be so awesome to have a handmade afghan to curl up with in the coming winter months. Thank you for the chance to win and thank your mom for the wonderful donation.

    Andi R
    Moore, Oklahoma

  120. Jennifer Casey says:

    I would love to win this afghan. The colors are just so beautiful. I appreciate what you are doing to make the world a better place! Thank you for everything.

    Jennifer Casey
    Smithfield, NC

  121. Melissa Hallaron says:

    Would love to have these cheery colors in my den over the wintertime so that my mother-in-law can use it…we tend to keep our house a little cooler than she is use to.

    Conroe, Texas

  122. Mary Ann Guerin says:

    Hi Becky and mom! I feel like we are all a part of your family as I check in with you each day. One of My favorite memories growing up is snuggling with my memere under a handmade afghan. I still have a special one that I take out every now and then when I need a little happy boost of comfort. That’s what these afghans do for people – they let us know that we are always loved and cherished by a very special person even many years later.
    Mary Ann
    Cumberland RI USA

  123. Samantha says:

    I am a Canadian- transplanted due to my retired military husband down in Gulfport, Mississippi. The afghan reminds me of my great grandmothers handiwork- though she did mostly crocheting. And it reminds me of all my family snuggling up back home in Welland Ontario :) Thank you Becky for your good works over the years~it’s been so fun following your progression!

  124. Annie Samuels says:

    That afghan is a work of art. I would be honored to have it gracing my home! Thank you!

  125. Kymberly says:

    My Grandmother made me two afghans when I was a baby. I have had them my entire life, and they are the only thing I have left from her. I cherish these blankets and keep them on my bed to this day. Any time I feel down or lost or am just having a bad day, I look at them and they make me believe everything will be okay. I hope your Mom knows how much something made with love can mean to someone. Thanks for the chance to win.

  126. Brenda Walker says:

    To have a mom that has such a sweet generous heart is amazing. My mom too is pretty amazing!! What a beautiful thing to make a afghan for someone you have never met just to bring a smile to their face. Thank you for your kindness and love. I would treasure an afghan from her and it would remind me of the memories I capture and record each time I see it because of your company. Thank you!!

    Brenda Walker
    Las Vegas, Nv

  127. Kathi says:

    I 💙💚💛❤️ The colors and project life! It would be nice to cuddle up with it here in Fort Knox Kentucky. 😃

  128. Sabrina Rauch says:

    I’d love a chance to win such a special afghan. Thank you so much for your pattern!! I have yarn already picked out for this.

  129. Melissa says:

    I would love this blanket–from your hometown of Brunswick, but living in Florida. Thank-you!

  130. Megan M says:

    Wow what a generous person and such an amazing gift. Thank you so much.

    Mackay, Queensland, Australia

  131. Elizabeth F says:

    My mum who lives in the UK used to do this and made me a family Christening blanket for our kids. I ‘ve also got my Dad’s Arran jumper that she made him when they were courting 40 years ago. She can t do anything like this anymore since she had a stroke. These personal creations wrap us in warmth and love. This one would remind me of my mum.
    Elizabeth CT USA

  132. Julie A. says:

    What a fun giveaway! I’m from Crystal Lake, Il, US/

  133. Michele says:

    Last week, my husband (whom’s been my best friend for 25 years) and I eloped and our children are really happy for us. I would love to have afghan for our family as it really represents the love and warmth that we have for one another. This would truly be a blessing to us. You are so lucky to have Vicki as your mom with a heart of gold just like yourself.

    Thank you for the opportunity and good luck to whoever wins this lucky afghan.

    Love always and Newlyweds,
    Michele

  134. Amanda McFadden says:

    What an absolute sweetheart your Mom is!!! Not hard to see where you get it from!!! Nothing like a handmade afghan to keep you warm up here in Ontario, Canada!!!
    Thanks, Amanda

  135. Pamela C. says:

    Handmade is the best…and how amazing would it be to see my girls snuggled under this amazing afghan looking at our project life albums. Thank you for the chance to win.

  136. Denise says:

    Thank you!! I think I might just have to learn how make an afghan. So sweet of your mom to share this with us. Your family and staff have such a giving heart.

    Denise
    The Woodlands, TX

  137. Tracy J says:

    Beautiful- perfect for those cold Colorado nights.

  138. Pamela C. says:

    Forgot to include some info…from Greenville, South Carolina.

  139. Jenny Kruschke says:

    We have some bitter cold winters in Montana. Would love to snuggle with my kids under this one!
    Jenny Kruschke
    Missoula, Montana

  140. Christi Barney says:

    Thank you so much for the pattern. I’m excited to try it out. It is so much prettier than the one chevron pattern I have used.
    I love this logo afghan, too. So pretty.

  141. Tania c says:

    I would love this afghan! I need a little light in my life. 😉
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  142. Nicole milway says:

    Hi Becky. My mom and I weren’t close for almost 20 years. The past three years we have worked hard to come together and now she is one of my best friends. I’d be so grateful to have this afghan – another show of pure love from a mother. I live in Ajax, ON Canada. It would be an honour to have this at my office. Thank you for the chance.

  143. Veronique Wallender says:

    What a beautiful giveaway! I have never been gifted such a beautiful handmade item – never had an afghan. Not only that – my daughter is getting married soon and I would love to present her such a unique gift for her and her hubby to utilize by the fire. Your mom is an amazing humanitarian!

  144. Heather Tucker says:

    I adore all things BH and PL, including your parents! Snuggling up under your mom’s handmade afghan while PL’ing would be really sweet! xo

  145. Sarah E. says:

    I love giving handmade stuff, so receiving them is extra special because I understand a little what goes into it! I would love to win!

    Fort Worth, Texas

  146. Heather Tucker says:

    P.S. – Fort Wayne, IN, USA

  147. Suzanne says:

    Love this give away – your mom is truly special!!
    I had a Grandma who loved making afghans – I have several of hers that she gave me over the years and I truly love them and have them displayed around my home. I would love this one to add to my collection! Thank you Vicki for doing this for all of us crazies PL people!!!

    Outlook, WA USA

  148. Tracy says:

    This would be an amazing item to have. It would mean warmth and give a feeling love with each use. Plus, how cool would it be to show it off!
    Tracy – St. Paul, OR, USA

  149. Lisa Nebel says:

    Handmade afghans are the best part of the cooler weather – snuggling under something handmade. There isn’t a store in the world that sells that kind of love and warmth.
    Aurora, IL

  150. Katie says:

    As a new crocheter, I would love that afghan for those cold nights that’s will be happening so very soon! Not to mention, those colors add the perfect pop of color to my home decor :)
    Katie Felts
    Cincinnati, Ohio

  151. Jacqueline says:

    Would love an afghan to snuggle up under with my future hubby in our new home :) Perfect for our -40*C winters!

    Jacqueline
    Fort McMurray, AB
    Canada

  152. Nina Giacobbe says:

    I would love one, it would keep me nice and toasty doing my PL on cold Chicago nights!

  153. Sandi C says:

    I just love those cheery colors! So special that your mom made it.
    Sandi
    East Bridgewater, MA USA

  154. Paula says:

    Hi!! I have been following you for a long time! I love love love the colors, I live in Edmonton Alberta Canada, this morning it was already -4 degrees YIKES! But I tuffed it out and wore my flip flops, summers here are too short! I would love to win this beautiful afghan to snuggle with my 3 little boys and read stories! I APPRECIATE hand made items so much! thanks!

  155. Cathy Caines says:

    Nothing is more special than a handmade blanket or quilt. How amazing would it be to have one of her treasures? Cathy Caines from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

  156. Denise M. says:

    I would like to win your Mom’s afghan, it’s so lovely. I’m stationed in Korea but hopefully will see my mom in 6 months.

  157. Patty Zuber says:

    It would take me back in time to wonderful memories of my grandma, always having yarn and a crochet hook in hand. She would make new vests for my cousin and me to wear each Christmas. She taught me to crochet at a very young age, but I have lost touch with doing it now that grandma is no longer here.

  158. Sandy M. says:

    I love love love afghans. My grandma taught me to crochet when I was 4. Have been making gifts for everyone for the past 36 years and I have never made one to keep. This would be so fun to have one of my own! Love this pattern. Thanks so much for sharing. I can’t wait to make one for someone I love! xoxo

    Sandy
    SLC, UT

  159. Jackie says:

    I’ve crocheted a few things but would still call myself a beginner. I’ve never attempted an afghan because they seemed so intimidating. But I love that this pattern only uses single crochets! I think I might be able to do this! Thank you for sharing Vicki! I would wrap up my kiddos in your afghan all winter long!

    Jackie Hatch
    Benson, AZ

    PS- Tell Race hello! We grew up in the same town (where I still live) and although he’s younger than me I still recognized him immediately on that first picture you posted of him. I’m just a little jealous that he gets to work for you! :)

  160. Judy Frank says:

    I love handmade gifts and know how much work goes into crocheting afghans/blankets!! Love the colors – beautiful!

  161. Angela Hamblin says:

    I am loving this new adventure ‘Project Life’ has me on. I don’t know you personally but am drawn to you because I can tell how genuinely good you are!

  162. Amy says:

    Priceless work of art and love.
    Amy
    North Salt Lake, UT

  163. OMGoodness! Your mom has a heart of gold – had the pleasure of meeting her *briefly* at CKU- Albums in Chicago <3 I cannot knit/crochet if my life depended on it! Would definitely appreciate her warmth of giving during the cold winter months ahead :) However the results, what a nice gesture this is from her – thank you! Margie H from Chicago (Schaumburg IL)

  164. Lynn M says:

    I don’t crochet, but love the texture of a wonderful handmade afghan! My grandmother made several afghans for her family, but sadly only one remains. The one she made for my daughter in all its pink goodness. This would be a reminder that handmade goodness. Love those PL colors.
    Lynn M
    Wheaton, IL

  165. Sharon says:

    I would love this handmade gift from your mom. I recently started quilting and have crocheted a few simple scarves. I truly understand what a labor of love a handmade gift is. (And it gets pretty cold here in the winter in the Midwest!)

    Sharon
    McHenry, IL

  166. Cari says:

    My nana taught me how to crochet when I was younger. I haven’t done it for many many years now, but maybe with this pattern and a little patience, I can re-teach myself. Thank you Becky’s mom!

    Thank you for your generosity and the chance to win!

  167. Chandi Sanmiguel says:

    I know how to crochet but don’t have time to in the stage of life that I am in right now. I would love this afghan, especially since it goes with my decor.

    El Cajon, CA

  168. Gillian Comerford says:

    Thank you to Vicki for the pattern. I recently thought myself to crochet from video tutorials on YouTube and a ripple blanket is on my to-do list!!! Right after I finish the 4 other projects which I’ve started but not quite finished yet!

    Gillian
    Dublin, Ireland

  169. Angela Sampson says:

    I would put it in the waiting room for our patients waiting for their radiation therapy treatments to enjoy.

  170. Julie says:

    Oh my goodness what a treat to have a Vicki original all the way over in one of beckys favourite cities … Wellington New Zealand !! I’d love the chance to love it
    Julie
    Wellington , New Zealand

  171. Danielle Kries says:

    I am very new to crocheting. I just lost my mom on August 28 this year. She loved to crochet and made many afghans during her life. I would love to have one of your mom’s afghans to display with a one from my mom and I am already trying out her pattern to continue on the tradition.

  172. Emily says:

    Oh your momma is simply the sweetest! Hello from Juneau, Alaska! I sure would feel blessed if I were to win one of her cozy blankets. <3

  173. Tanya Petersheim says:

    My 14 year old daughter has just started crocheting and would love to have a beautiful afghan like this. She started by making hats for our local mission for homeless men. They will be handed out right before Christmas – she already has 27 finished. So proud of her.

    Oley, PA

  174. Annie Brown says:

    I would simply just love it. Being so far away, it would make me feel that bit closer to you all while sitting on he couch ply g in the project life app. It’s just simply beautiful.
    Annie, New Zealand

  175. Hollygenc says:

    Squeeeee!!! How wonderful! It’s beautiful. I’m in Chicago.

  176. Beck Bannister says:

    Hi Becky,
    I’d like to say thank you for constantly encouraging and inspiring me through your blog!
    My family has just actually ‘enjoyed’ a recent declutter, thanks to your desire to share what you have discovered, and are doing with your own family.
    My grandmother was a beautiful crocheter, a skill that I am yet to conquer…
    To be blessed with your mum’s afghan would be a reminder of my Gran, as well as ‘cultivating a good life and recording it’.
    Thanks! Beck from Razorback, NSW, Australia.

  177. Colette says:

    Wow, your mom is such a generous soul. I’m from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The combination of colours I absolutely adore. This beautiful afghan would look spot on in my sunroom. Thanks for the chance to win.

  178. Kate says:

    I’m a knitter but that pattern makes me want to take another turn at crochet. (I’ve tried but the turns always wound up uneven.) Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to win a Vicki original to motivate me.

    Kate
    Leesburg, VA

  179. Tella says:

    Wow! Your Mom is very sweet to offer this to your fans! I would love to win this, I’m just speechless! Thank you for the pattern, I will definitely put it to good use if I do not win!😄

    Tella G.
    Indinapolis, IN

  180. Tove says:

    Love handmade items. I would love to win this lovely afghan….so pretty.

  181. Melanie says:

    How sweet of your mother! I would love to win this beautiful afghan!

  182. Karen Brown says:

    Oh this would be lovely to have. I love your project life products and follow your Facebook and blog daily. It is so sweet to see your folks doing some of the ‘hide and seeks’ for you. And hear your stories with the photos of the aphgans she has made. You have a lovely family and we thank you for sharing. 😊

  183. jasmin says:

    I love to create and give handmade items. I’ve crocheted a few baby afghans for gifts, but I haven’t tried a ripple pattern. Whenever I receive a handmade item, it is extra special, because I know much time, love and care went into selecting the materials, then creating the item. Your mom is a crochet boss! How kind of her to make something that you can give away on your blog.

  184. Michelle says:

    I knit and crochet. I love how two bamboo needles feel in my hand as I knit and transfer stitches from one needle to another. It feels so fluid, sometimes I don’t even have to look at my yarn as my fingers just remember what to do. Crochet challenges me to read patterns more closely, it works up faster than knitting and is a little more forgiving if I have made a mistake and have to fix my work. These hobbies make me feel warm and cozy and happy- they help me channel my thoughts and decompress from stressful situations-they have helped me find my way in grief and stitch through celebrations in my life. They teach me that I can learn new things and that mistakes can be fixed. They comfort me and I love.

  185. Ramona says:

    This would be perfect to stay warm under during our long, cold Manitoban winters, especially as I’ll be spending a lot of time with my mom in rehab. We’ve had a long 8 weeks in the hospital already and those colors would add a lot of cheer to the room. They’d also brighten photos of her recovery that will be going into a project life book for her!

  186. Karen Amundson says:

    It would be so awesome to have this afghan as I have been a huge fan of Becky Higgins for years AND I have always loved her style in colors so I actually have all these colors in my home decor!
    Thank you!
    Karen A
    Wisconsin

  187. I would love this. I’m finally getting my own scrapbook room. I would use it in there.

    Jennifer Evans
    Jacksonville, IL

  188. Lucy says:

    I’ve been wanting to learn how to crochet for years and I think winning the blanket could inspire me to get going. I’d love to win it to use in my comfy reading chair when I look back over my project life folders
    Lucy, Hampshire, UK

  189. Betsey says:

    I would love, love, love this afghan! Your colors remind me to continue striving to make my own dreams a reality! Thank you to your sweet Momma!

  190. Marlene A. says:

    Hugs to your mom! What a beautiful soul. Here along Lake Erie in Pennsylvania our winters can get downright chilly! It’s not uncommon to have snow before football season is even over! Last week I thought it was going to snow during a soccer game! Beautiful colors in your BH logo, too.

  191. Monica Doud says:

    I’d love to win one of your Mom’s afghans – they always look so incredibly soft & cozy. As a fellow crocheter, I know how much love goes into an afghan! Your mom is a wonderful lady!

  192. Jen W. says:

    I’d love to have one of your mothers beautiful afghans. She is so talented. It definitely runs in the family!

  193. Marcia says:

    Wow! That is an amazing giveaway! I would love to win a special Vicki original afghan in those amazing Becky Logo colours.

    Thank you so very much for sharing your pattern here today. I am a slow crocheter and look forward to making one in the future when I have a few other projects off my hook, finish decluttering my house (love the KonMari Method, got the book last week), and a whole host of other things on my to do list. I guess it’s true, a woman’s work (or crafting list) never seems to be done.

    Honestly, I am thankful to have access to this beautiful pattern, and your spirit of giving is truly inspiring and encouraging. Thank you.

    May I ask, how long does it take you Mrs. Allgaier to create one afghan? Your crochet work is beautiful, your stitcht definition is gorgeous! I am a little bit in awe of how quickly you create them.

    Have a lovely day,
    Marcia
    from Mission BC Canada

  194. Maria mitsdarfer says:

    Would love to win a hand made afghan!!!

  195. Deborah says:

    Such a beautiful afghan! Would love to win one and give to my dad. He’s always taking naps on the couch in front of the tv and it would sure keep him cozy!

    Deborah (Redondo Beach, CA)

  196. Rebecca W says:

    Sweet mama!!

    Would love a soft snuggly blanket for the winter!!

    Agassiz, BC Canada

  197. Amanda Smith says:

    I would love to be the recipient of your mother’s afghan! I have no one in my family that crochets but just this week, an old girlfriend from high school (34 years ago) said her mother would love to teach me!!!!! So later this week, I get my first lesson. I am definitely copying your mom’s instructions. This can be my goal – to crochet an afghan like this! Please thank and hug your mother for doing this and being so generous and giving!

  198. Faithe says:

    My grandma passed away this year, and one of the most treasured things she had given me was a blanket she crocheted. I know how much love and time goes into each one, and how it’s like a warm hug just when you need one when you wrap up in it. Love that you are sharing your pattern and offering this amazing gift to someone. God bless.

  199. Theresa Conte says:

    I would love to win. My grandmother always crocheted when she watched tv or was chatting with us when we would visit. I guess I know the love in each stitch. It is amazing that she will share herself with us.

    Much love from Fredericksburg, Virginia!

  200. Melissa says:

    I “need” this afghan in my life! And if I don’t win it…. I will be forced to make my own! 😉 if I can ever get around to making something for myself since all of my crochet work is gifted or sold.

    Melissa , Las Vegas Nevada! 🇺🇸

  201. Heather says:

    Me, me, me, me, me – thank you for the pattern! I loved to crochet, but don’t have the time to do it right now. I will keep this pinned for the future.

  202. susie harper says:

    Your mum is so awesome Becky, you’re a very lucky daughter!

    I’d love to be able to make on of these, but doubt it would be as spectacular as your mum’s!

  203. Kristina says:

    What a beautiful, sweet thing your Mom did! I would love to win! It’s beautiful and I would love to pass the afghan down to my daughter one day. <3 Thanks so much for the chance!

    Kristina
    Nashville

  204. Emily Thomas says:

    This is my favorite color combo and would match my decor perfectly. Not to mention I would feel like a total rock star having an afghan made by your mom!

  205. Kerri V says:

    How awesome of your mom to be so generous and I would be honored to have one to keep me warm!

    Kerri V
    Stockbridge, MI
    USA

  206. Amanda B says:

    Your mom is so talented Becky!! Would love an awesome afghan to keep me warm while working on my Project Life scrapbooks this winter!!

  207. Leah Beardslee says:

    Your mom’s afghans are so beautiful! I would love to win the afghan to donate to the Cancer Center where my dad has been receiving treatments since March. My dad has a lot of support and is doing really well-thank God! But I see people at the Cancer Center that could really use some support and TLC. Thank you for your kind and generous heart, Mrs. Allgaier!

  208. Leah Beardslee says:

    Oops! I’m from Westfield, Indiana

  209. Tara D. says:

    I’m from NS, Canada and my craft room is in the basement. This would sure come in handy when I want to scrap some memories on a cold day!
    Tara

  210. Kathy H says:

    I love handmade things! They come from the heart and these afghans are truly from the heart.
    I would be honored to curl up on a cold Michigan winter and work on my project life!

    Kathy 💝
    Temperance Michigan
    USA

  211. Kiley S says:

    My great grandmother taught me to crochet at the age of 5 and I have loved it ever since. I’ve been waiting for the pattern. Thank you so much for sharing this!

    Kiley S
    Waukesha, WI

  212. Amy says:

    Handmade gifts are so special! You know the giver loves you when you receive something handmade :)
    Your mom obviously is very kindhearted and whomever wins will be receiving a treasured gift.

  213. Heidi Gándola says:

    I would love ❤️ to be entered to win one of your moms beautiful afghans. They are so amazing and she is so sweet to offer to make one to give away!!!

    California
    USA.

  214. Stacey Lehwald says:

    Your Mother sounds like a really awesome person! You are lucky to have her!!

    My daughter was born three weeks ago! And I have not had a chance to make her a blanket, I’m a knitter and crocheter. It would be very cool to share this blanket with my little one:)

    Thanks for the chance to win such a neat giveaway!

    Stacey L.
    Tulsa, OK

  215. Jennifer O. says:

    I love handmade afghans and wish I had the skills to make them. Thanks so much for the chance.
    Jennifer O.
    Frederick, MD

  216. Susan k says:

    Oh love seeing all the beautiful afghans your mom has mail! Such pretty colors. Pretty chilly here right now would love to win one!
    Thanks so much!
    Susan
    Peabody, ma

  217. Erica H says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. :) I am excited to share it with my mom so she can make me on with these fun colors! :) I would love a warm blanket for cold MN winters. :)

  218. Kim Kern says:

    I love to make afghans and would love to have such a special gift. I am going to try using this pattern to make a new blanket!!! Thanks Vicki!!!

    Kim Kern
    Hermiston, Oregon

  219. Jenny H. says:

    Having the afghans will be so cool for my little baby girl, maybe she can pass it down to the next generation.

    Jenny H.
    Alhambra, ca

  220. Kim Kern says:

    I would also love to know how many rows the blanket above has for each color and how many skeins of yarn she needed to complete it.

  221. Kellie Yeates says:

    I have 3 boys (and 1 little girl) but there are so many girlie blankets out there, it would be so fun to have such great colors to snuggle my little boys in. The best uses of blankets for me are always to cuddle up with family!

    Kellie Yeates
    Quincy, Washington

  222. Sandi says:

    Love, love, love the afghan. Very nice!😍

  223. Amy McVey says:

    My daughter is learning to crochet and we are big fans of the photos you show of the afghans your mom creates! I would love to win one for our Iowa winters and my daughter and I would be overjoyed to win one from your mom! What a generous giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

  224. Melody M says:

    It’s so AWESOME that your BH colors are the colors of my house! No kidding! I love teal! Love it! So a lot of my house already has that color. Then awhile back I felt the house needed accent colors which are, oddly enough, orange, yellow and lime green! I have been looking for a bold colored blanket for the couch/living room area and have just not been able to find “the one”… Until your Mom made the one for the office! It would be an honor and quite a story teller to have one of your Mom’s homemade-blankets-of-love in our home.

    Happy Birthday to BH and Thanks Vicki!

    Sincerely,
    Melody M
    Santa Cruz, CA

  225. Dixie says:

    I would love to win your mom’s blanket. I am always wrapped up with some kind of throw or blanket on the couch. I stay cold.

  226. Christine says:

    You have the most amazing mom Becky! I am a Project Lifer since the beginning and a huge fan. Not only of your innovative approach to scrapbooking, but also for your heart of gold and happy spirit. You inspire me in so many ways. The world is truly a better place with you in it! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Christine H.
    Cypress, Texas

  227. terresa says:

    Handmade gifts are the very best gifts to give and to receive!

  228. Ann Meyer says:

    Wow, your mom is so generous. It is evident by all the stories you share and the kids she raised! I would be honored to win this blanket created by your mom. I think sharing home made items is important in this day and age.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ann

  229. Melinda says:

    I would love to win this. My anniversary is Friday and I love bright colors in my home! And it’s cooling down here in Harrisburg, PA.

  230. Natasha says:

    What a gift she has for making these! What a wonderful Mom!

    Natasha S
    Colorado Springs, CO

  231. Lisa Charlotte says:

    Your mother is just the sweetest ever. My husband and I just returned from a visit with his mother. She’s downsizing and sent us home with quilts made by her mother. Some are very old and I’d be afraid to use them regularly. An afghan however was made for cold Nebraska nights on the couch! Love to your mom for her generosity.

  232. Joan C. says:

    I love your mom’s afghans! They are so beautiful. She is very talented. There is nothing better than be curled up in an afghan. The weather is getting colder here in Wisconsin! 😉

  233. Oh my. I can’t even. As someone who crafts with her hands… Scrapbook, PL, card maker, knits, quilted… I know how much goes into such an item. I hope to one day be able to chrochet too just like my grandmother did before me. What a generous gift to give. Thank you.

    Shelly J in Medina, OH

  234. Alicia Beidleman says:

    My 97 Nana has always handmade things for us and I treasure them all.
    Alicia
    Lucas TX

  235. Susan B says:

    Susan
    Burlington a WI
    What a beautiful afghan to snuggle up in during our harsh a Wisconsin winters

  236. Jessica Georgr says:

    Nothing compares to a homemade blanket! How sweet, would love it!
    Franklin, MA

  237. Krista says:

    I would love to win such a beautiful afghan! Gorgeous colors! I love to quilt, although it can get really expensive. But I’ve never had an experience with crochet or knitting. We have one afghan in our family, that was made by my Grandma’s sister, who has since passed away. What a generous gift!

  238. Chtistine says:

    I love in Roseville, MN and would put your mom’s afghan to use because, well, Minnesota and Winter! 😊

    Honestly, your mom is the type of mom I like to imagine mine would be, had she lived longer. She was a giver who passed away at age 47 and I think about her all the time. I love that you love and appreciate your parents so deeply. They are true gifts.

  239. Whitley says:

    I can tell these blankets are made with nothing but love! I would love to have one to wrap around my family (once they’re all home together, we’ve got a sweet boy in the NICU) Thank you for being so generous!

  240. WesAnna says:

    What a blessing! What an amazing labor of love. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pattern and recommendations.

  241. Trisha Elvira says:

    Would love to own a Vicki original!!!

    Trisha Elvira
    Rodeo, California, U.S.A

  242. Melissa Robinette says:

    Handmade blankets are the best! It makes you feel like you’re wrapped in love:). This blanket would be perfect during the cold Lewis Center, Ohio winter!

  243. Michelle Ball says:

    What a special woman your mom is! I love afghans and would be honored to win one of hers to snuggle up with!
    Thank you for the opportunity.
    Michelle
    New Richmond, WI USA

  244. Donna says:

    I just love the colors and think it’s so sweet of your mom. It would have been my mom’s 59th Birthday last month, but she passed away 30 years ago when she was only 29 and I was 9. I still think about her all the time!
    Donna
    Appleton, WI

  245. Rene says:

    Thanks Vicki for being a strong example of a giving mother! You inspire me and so many other women. I’d love to win the afghan you made with love.

    Rene
    Delano, MN

  246. Christine says:

    My mother in law made blankets for both of my older children. She has since passed and I have always been bummed my younger children will not have a blanket. Silly I guess, but their blankets always had special meaning. They were always there on cold snuggly days and sick days when thats all you want to do is wrap yourself up in your “blankie”!! :)

    Christine
    Bethel Park, Pa USA

  247. Karen Schmidt says:

    Byron, MI. USA
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  248. Jennifer Friar says:

    How soooo gracious of your Mom! It would mean the world! Thanks for thinking of us.

    Arvada / CO / USA

  249. Natalie Brotherston says:

    I learnt to crochet before I had even heard of scrap booking or Project Life so I would cherish your Mum’s beautiful creation! It would even have it’s own page in my album!

  250. Allison says:

    Thank you for he opportunity! Your mom has a very generous heart. I would love to have a hand-made afghan, it would be my first and extra special because of my mad love for Project Life! Project Life got me through a very hard year last year and I’m so grateful to you and your product for that!
    Allison in Waterloo, Iowa

  251. Michelle says:

    My great grandma crocheted beautiful afghans. Home crafted goods are the best and full of love.

  252. Jenn says:

    This would be the best thing ever to win I love cuddling up in the winter in the fall with a good book and a cozy blanket

  253. Colleen Hawley says:

    Would be great to snuggle with my 5 daughters!

  254. What a sweetheart your Mom is. And the afghans she makes are just beautiful. I learned to crochet from my step mom when I was 12. I could only make ripple afghans similar to what your Mom makes. I made those and double crochet afghans for about 6 years. I haven’t really crocheted for about 30 years and am just getting back into it and trying to learn to read a pattern and new stitches. I am the one who does all the crafting, so I rarely ever get hand made things. I would love to win an afghan made by your Mom in the colors that only mean “Project Life” :) My name is Virginia and I am in Waterford, Michigan.

  255. Whitney P. says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. The cheerful colors and a cozy blanket would make the cold weather so much more bearable! Thank you Becki & Vicki fir the chance to win.

    Whitney
    Salem, Ohio
    USA

  256. Christie says:

    Thanks for sharing the crochet love! I will be trying out the pattern, even if I don’t win :)

    Christie
    Camp Hill, PA
    USA

  257. Jessica Andolsen says:

    Very similarly my grandmother made yarn covered clothes hangers for each of her children and grandchildren. Any gift-giving event and you were sure to receive ten new hangers! It was so special as a child to see my grandmother constantly working on them knowing that it was always for someone else!

    The afghan in your logo colors is so beautiful! I am very thankful for the chance to win it!

  258. Robin Dillane says:

    Thanks for sharing the pattern as well as the chance to win!

    PS: Hoping that you will be back to teach in Ontario again :)

    Robin
    Minden, Ontario
    Canada

  259. Tara V says:

    I reside here in the Valley of the Sun :) This would be such a wonderful gift for my household. My late grandma was the last of my family to know how to crochet and we miss her and her amazing skills. This would be a gentle reminder of her love.

  260. Tracey says:

    Nothing better than a homemade afghan to cuddle up under on a chilly night. Reminds me of my Nan – she taught me to crochet (though I haven’t picked up a hook since discovering scrapbooking about 11 years ago). Would love to win this gorgeous handmade original. Your mom sounds like a truly amazing woman. Enjoy every minute you are blessed to have with her.

    Tracey
    Oakville, Ontario, Canada

  261. Chris says:

    I love this! Your mom is such a giver, and I love people with hearts like that. Thanks, Vicki and Becky!

    Chris
    Hampton, VA

  262. Brooke Gazarek says:

    Delaware, Ohio, USA

    My grandma crocheted afghans – and also gave them away! Even when she was in her eighties (she passed away at 88) she would tell us she was making afghans for the old people. So, so sweet. I miss her.

    I still have and use afghans she made. I know the love that goes into them. I’d be honored to win the BH colored afghan made by Becky’s adorable mom.

    Brooke

  263. Christal B says:

    I would love to win it not just because it’s beautiful, but it would replace one I lost during some damage to our home.
    Christal Newnan, Ga. USA

    I love your mom’s giving heart!

  264. Jill Raudensky says:

    My family loves snuggling up with blankets in our chilly family room!

  265. Andie D says:

    I can knit, but can’t crochet. We need all the blankets we can get!! Thanks for the chance!

    Andie
    Buffalo, NY

  266. Susan Lanthrip says:

    What a giving spirit your mom has! I homeschool my children and would love to cuddle them under that beautiful afghan as we read together!

  267. Mandy says:

    It’s beautiful!! Your mom is awesome just like you! I would snuggle in this blanket whenever I am project lifeing!!

  268. Marcie L says:

    How amazing would it be to have an afghan made by your amazing Mom? She has such a generous heart (as do you) it would truly be an honor to have this…
    Marcie
    Willoughby Hills, OH

  269. Charline says:

    Will love it And Will use it everyday in quebec city (Canada) always could And long winter

  270. Leah says:

    Leah
    Laurel, MD USA

    So generous! When I was a child my great aunts would crochet afghans for the family to celebrate special events. It was tough to wait your turn, but they were so beautiful. I love that your mom gives them just because.

  271. Teri C says:

    My grandmother crocheted many afghans and I’m so thankful that she made me two. Sadly, they’re in a closet, safely tucked away. Each one of them has a hole in them and I don’t know how to fix them.

  272. Carrie says:

    Horicon, WI USA

    Who doesn’t need a cozy afghan to snuggle up to in Wisconsin? I have fond memories of afghans always being around from my grandmother and now my Mom’s handiwork too! Such a great memento!

  273. Angi B. says:

    Your mom’s afghan + handmade = cozy! I’d love to use it when the weather turns cool and crisp this year.

    Angi B.
    Houston, TX / USA

  274. Jess says:

    Taylor, AZ

    First of all, what a kind and generous offer. I LOVE your logo colors and grew up with afghan from my grandmas. It would be so awesome to have such a beautiful one of my own!

  275. Lara Read says:

    Your mom is awesome. What a kind gesture! I love blankets this time of year. It would look great in my craft room and I love to cozy up in it and read a book.

  276. Jennifer Callaham says:

    What a generous soul. My grandmother crocheted and I wish I had learned from her. Would love to have this !
    Jennifer Callaham
    Greer, SC USA

  277. Donna says:

    It gets cold here in Foxboro, MA! It would be an honor to own an afghan crocheted by your mother! It is very generous of your mom to offer this gift and to share her pattern.

  278. Linda says:

    I would love your mom’s afghan to snuggle with my kids especially during the freezing cold snow days in New Jersey. The warm colors would remind me of the warm days in California that we moved away from 3 years ago.. Thank you for this chance.

    Linda

  279. Jodi Christensen says:

    Having an afghan would immediately transport me back to wonderful childhood memories of my grandmother crocheting as she rocked in her rocking chair and told stories of her mother and growing up.

    Your mom is an incredible woman and she embodies the traits discussed in General Conference this past weekend…

    Jodi Christensen
    Henderson, Nevada

  280. Kathryn says:

    Just love this! The talent AND the generosity. So beautiful.
    Unadilla, NE

  281. Amy says:

    All the women in my family knit or crochet — I need to learn to carry on the tradition! But in the meantime, having a handmade blanket to keep me and my puppy dog warm would be awesome! :)

    Amy
    Baltimore, MD

  282. My mother crocheted a LOT! I learned by sitting on her lap. She passed away before I was married, and I have missed having her (and her crocheting) in my life. How fun it would be to have a hand-made gift from YOUR mother!

  283. Cara Burt says:

    That gorgeous afghan would be a lovely addition to my home as it would coordinate nicely. Plus my 6 yr old son and 3 yr old b/g twins would love to snuggle with it during the crisp days of the Autumn or the frigid Winter months in Wisconsin!
    Cara Burt
    Holmen, Wisconsin, US

  284. Debbie Swaim says:

    Becky, what a wonderful gift that your mom is sharing with us. Thank you Vicki for sharing your pattern! That warms my heart to know that I have a part of Becky’s mom :) My grandma taught me to crochet when I was about 11 (which as been many years ago since I am 49 now). I started crocheting again about a year ago. I always try to make my gifts home made…whether it be baked, sewing diaper bags, receiving blankets & burp cloths, crocheted baby blanket…..the receiving person always cherishes the home made gifts the most. That in itself makes it worthwhile. Thanks again Vicki Allgaier for sharing your love and also for your missionary work. Making special memories from Kingsville, Missouri.

  285. Heather McElroy says:

    I live in Huntersville, NC, USA. Handmade afghans have been in my life for as long as I can remember. You could always find one on the back of the couch at my house & both of my Grandma’s houses. Granny square is one of my favorite patterns. While I do not possess the skill to knit or crochet an afghan, I absolutely appreciate the talent & love that goes into each one.

  286. Rachel Stelzer says:

    Omg! A Vicky original?!? I would just die! Totally as cool as getting to meet you, Becky! Your logo colors are so much fun and would be a visual cue daily to always cultivate a good life and record it.

    Rachel Stelzer
    Claremont, CA

  287. Cheryl Balmas says:

    What a generous thing your mother is doing. Handmade afghans have a place of honor in our home. My dear MIL who just passed in July at age 94 crocheted afghans until a few years ago. My sister crouched one for me for my wedding shower 34 years ago. Then she made one when my daughter was born 32 years ago. I don’t crochet but I made flannel blankets for my 5 grand children last Christmas. My sister made several for my dad when he was sick. It’s a family tradition. We love to cuddle and snuggle under warm blankies during chilly fall and freezing michigan winters. I would love to win and share with family this beautiful work of aet!
    Cheryl
    Romeo, MI

  288. Lauren says:

    Love your mama’s beautiful work and an afghan of hers would be treasured in my house! I have Raynaud’s, so for 6 months a year it’s all about keeping as warm as possible….I’d love to wrap myself up in this! Thanks…and keep up the gorgeous work Vicki!

  289. Renee Wilson says:

    I live in Cypress, Tx USA. I would love to have a handmade afghan. My grandmother crocheted and it would remind of the love and attention given to the making of the afghan! Thanks for thinking of us.

  290. Paige Wolsey says:

    Your mom is way too cute! I love the colours of your blanket, and as a mother of three boys I would love the blanket to add some girlyness to my living room. Plus I live in Canada and it starting to get really cold!

  291. Heather D says:

    Becky, your mom rocks. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern. This will be the next blanket I make, after I finish the one I just started.
    I’m in Albany, NY, and I’d love a handmade blanket, simply because I usually am the one making them and giving them away.
    Many thanks to your mom for the pattern!

  292. Erin Oxland says:

    There would be nothing better than curling up under a blanket made with such care with my two year old son.

  293. Jen D. says:

    Thank you for sharing your Mom’s pattern. I am trying to learn how to crochet. I’ve been able to make a few baby blankets but haven’t felt ready to tackle an afghan yet. My friend made us one when my husband and I got married. It is the most fought over blanket with my three boys! Thank your Mom for her generosity!

  294. Seana says:

    I would love to win! It’s beautiful, cozy, and handmade by Vicki….yes please!!

    Seana Tupper
    Pitkin, LA

  295. Clara Guerrero says:

    I would love to win your mom’s beautiful afghan for my daughter who loves to cuddle in warm blankies when she’s reading or watching TV! I love to crochet and know the time, dedication and care invested into handmade items.

    Clara :)
    Oxnard, California

  296. Stacey says:

    When you talk about your mother it reminds me of how much I miss my own who lives 7 hours away. She is my number 1 fan and has a heart of gold as you describe your mother to have as well. It’s a rare and beautiful thing.
    Cherish every moment.
    – Stacey
    Beaver Falls, PA

  297. Linda Hunt says:

    Becky, I love the colors of this afghan and would love to spend this fall and winter wrapped up in it! It’s very cold here in Stockbridge/Housatonic, MA, USA already! I also love your mom for sharing her pattern and expect that I will be out in the next few days purchasing the supplies to make one so thanks so much for that, Vicki Allgaier!!

  298. Michele says:

    Handmade blankets are the best. I love the colors.
    Michele
    Frisco, Texas

  299. Brooke Sepulveda says:

    Most of my life I was a warm-blooded person, rarely wearing a coat (even in winter) or sleeping with more than a sheet or thin blanket. I hated being hot! However, I have a neuromuscular disease (FSH Muscular Dystrophy) that has been progressing quite rapidly over the past few years, and my muscles are deteriorating. I now know what it’s like to be cold! There is less “meat” on my bones to warm me, and not being able to move my legs and feet like I used to, they get very cold very quickly. I would love a Vicki Mom Original in the beautiful PL colors! What a sweet and darling woman she is, and so kind to offer her talents.

  300. Elizabeth Smith says:

    I would love to have a practical visual in my home to remind me of such giving, loving people in the world.
    Elizabeth
    Grantsville, UT

  301. Dina says:

    Thanks for sharing the pattern. Thank you for the opportunity to win a handmade afghan which will be a great addition to our home. My 3 year old son loves wrapping himself in a blanket.

    Dina
    Murrieta, CA, US

  302. Rachel Goerke says:

    I love to crochet gifts for my family. As a full time student, hats are the easiest. I have done 1 baby blanket. Man do they take love to make. You have an amazing mom!

    I am a blanket hoarder and could use a new one to replace some of my older ones that are falling apart. This looks so warm and comfy!

    Rachel from Fargo, ND USA

  303. Jessie says:

    I would love to be selected for this! My mom has an afghan made by my great grandma and I’ve always been in love with it! I love seeing how much joy your parents bring to so many people and a handmade blanket would bring much joy to my home. If I don’t win, I will have to learn how to make my own :)

  304. Brianne says:

    Seeing your mom’s afghans has made me want to learn how to crochet. Sigh… maybe someday. Using the afghan in our home would be such a beautiful reminder to serve.
    Brianne
    Renton, WA

  305. Monique says:

    I would be honored to have a handmade blanket to cuddle up with! The colors are beautiful.

    Monique
    Cheyenne, WY

  306. Traci says:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! And can you teach me how to make one?!?!

  307. Debbie says:

    Seeing the afghan reminds me of my sad attempt to crochet one! My sweet Grandma took pity on me and finished it for me! That was about 35 years ago…and I still cherish it! Afghans are a staple in our house…keeping us cozy in Winnipeg, Manitoba!

  308. Dalia says:

    From the time i saw your first office afghan, i fell in love with it and was curious to start learning how to crochet an afghan. Here comes my chance !!! Thanks alot to your mother for such a generous giveaway.

  309. It would mean so much to me! I love handmade gifts and that afghan is absolutely gorgeous. What an amazing and talented woman your mother is. I’m from Preston, ID USA.

  310. Melanie C says:

    I would love a handmade afghan! I learned to crochet when I was younger, but my hand holding the yarn would always cramp up. So now I sew instead :)

  311. Carla Hundley says:

    How fun this would be to
    win as I have met you and
    your parents here in Orem
    Utah when you were here!
    Carla from Utah

  312. Melanie says:

    Such a great talent. I would love to win her afghan. They are beautiful!

    Melanie
    Vancouver, WA

  313. Susan Ott says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter who is away at college. Today is her 20th birthday and she’s had a hard time with her new, independent life. She loves the color orange and Project Life. Your mom is so very kind and giving.

  314. Sandra L. says:

    One of my most treasured keepsakes are the baby blankets my grandmother made for my firstborn daughter. I would love to win one of your moms beautiful afghans. Thanks to you and your mom for being so generous!

  315. Ann F says:

    Yes, I would love to have this. My mother and sister both quilt. Handmade items are so much more appreciated.

    Ann
    Salinas, CA USA

  316. Tiffany says:

    I’m a quilter who wishes I knew how to crochet and I’ve always wanted a crochet afghan like my grandparents had growing up. I’ve saved this pattern for when that “one day I will learn how to crochet” hopefully shows up! But for now, yes this is a very foreign language to me as well.

  317. Evelyn Guttadauria says:

    Your mom definitely has a heart of gold. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift your she has made for so many. I do not come from a family of handmade crafts and would love to own this afghan. I live in Deer Park, NY

  318. Becky D says:

    I would love one to keep warm during our ND winters. brrrrr!

    Becky D
    Tappen, ND

  319. Erin says:

    Wow! Becky I think you get your generosity from you mom!
    Erin in Buckeye, AZ

  320. Sarah says:

    It looks beautiful. I have never owned any handmade products and would enjoy receiving this if I was picked. What an awesome mom!

  321. Dina says:

    So sweet of her!
    Dina
    Hammond, La

  322. Heidi W says:

    The quilt is just so eye catching. I’d love to add it to my home this winter to bring a bit of cheer in. And also to stay cozy in the cold, high desert nights in Eastern Washington state. Richland, WA

  323. Aimee says:

    When I was pregnant with my son, I took a beginning crochet class at a local craft store. I had dreams of crocheting a special baby blanket for him. A few weeks later, I began experiencing complications and my son was born over 13 weeks early. He spent 4 long months fighting for his life in the NICU, endured 3 surgeries, and overcame so much to be able to finally come home. He’s now nearly 7 years old and doing amazingly well – he’s an absolute miracle! I never did pick up my crochet hook again… needless to say, life’s been a little different than I planned 7 years ago. I’ve long admired the beautiful afghans your generous mom shares with others, and one day I hope to learn to crochet myself. I’d be so honored to win one of her gorgeous pieces!

  324. Rebecca Young says:

    This is so cheerful…it would brighten anyone’s bleary winter days! Thanks for sharing the pattern…now I just need to learn how to crochet! 😀

  325. Yvonne B. says:

    What a generous gift! Thank you for the chance to win such a precious ‘work of heart’! If I won your precious afghan, I would use it to keep warm while watching tv with my hubby. :) Thanks again!
    ~Yvonne
    Lawrenceville, NJ

  326. Anna says:

    Hello Becky,

    would be such a great honor to have this afghan in my new home this winter! Would love to have it as a sign how much I love my hobby and your products!

    I am project life =)

    Have a great day and congratulations to 6 years of lovely products!

    Anna
    Ritterhude, Germany

  327. Tricia says:

    This is so beautiful and so sweet of your mom!

    Tricia
    Meridian ID

  328. What a generous prize! I knit, crochet and spin, so appreciate how much work goes into gifts like this. I use the afghan from my grandma often!

  329. Cheryl P says:

    What a lovely offer. Thank you for sharing your mom and her talent with us.
    Cheryl P, Fremont CA.

  330. I love the afghan that your Mom made. The colors and the pattern are gorgeous! It looks lovely in your office.

    Mary from NH

  331. Betty says:

    This afghan is so lovely. All my favorite colors. My mom died one year ago next week (oct. 17) and she was a generous giver and maker like you. Home ec teacher for decades. This just made me think of her and of when she taught me to crochet and when we made a crocheted afghan together once and for the afghan she made my newborn twins 2 years ago, before she died. It’s all very sweet!

  332. Betsy Butler says:

    I would love to receive this afghan from your Mom for many reasons but the biggest one is because my Mom had a favorite afghan and for my entire life I tried to get her to share with me how she had made it (basically teach me to make it) She couldn’t remember and she had it for so long, the older she got, I knew this wouldn’t happen. I thought that possibly, at some point, I might be lucky enough to inherit this treasure. Anyway, my Mom passed away in 2012 and then my Dad passed away in 2014. After Dad died, my sister and I were in charge of packing up their house and going through their things. This is the only item that we both wanted. (pretty remarkable, actually) It turns out that her son (my beautiful and loving and autistic nephew C.J.) also loved this afghan and really wanted it for his bed as a way to be close to his Grandma after her death. I couldn’t possibly keep it from him no matter how much I wanted it. I took a picture of it and that has been with me ever since. Somehow, seeing this afghan and hearing stories about your Mom have made the urge for an actual afghan that I could hold, snuggle with and keep thoughts of my Mom with me in another way so strong. I still don’t know how to crochet but hope to learn soon. In the meantime, it would mean so much to have something from your Mom since I can’t have it from my own. Thanks for your (and your Mom’s) generosity and Happy Birthday to project life!!!! XOXOXO

  333. Karen Brock says:

    Thanks to Becky’s mum for sharing her pattern. I can only knit but want to learn how to crochet. I like to knit for kids of family & friends.
    Tauranga, New Zealand

  334. Susan Grimnes says:

    I LOVE how your mom matched all the colors. I was a teenager in the 70’s and my room had all the typical colors of the era….and my grandmother made my sister and I matching ripple afghans with the bright orange, hot pink and green of the day. It has always been a treasured gift especially since I am one of 42 grandchildren. I too just tried crocheting for the first time about a month ago so very excited to have this pattern that looks very similar to the one my grandmother probably used. Thanks for offering such a special gift from the heart!
    Anacortes, WA

  335. Lisa H says:

    This is such a gorgeous blanket and how wonderful that your mum made it for you in your colours – so pretty and so thoughtful. I am a bit of a blanket fiend. I always said that I needed blankets in my life to keep me warm as I hadn’t yet met the man to spend the rest of my life with. However, even though I’ve now married the love of my life, my blankets keep us both warm through our European winters. I can hardly think of anything better through my favourite time of year than wrapping myself up in a blanket made with such love to keep cosy. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Essen, Germany

  336. Lei Johnson says:

    I’d love to have a beautiful handmade afghan for cozy family movie nights on the couch 💜 I live in beautiful secluded Hana, Maui, Hi, USA

  337. Tammy says:

    Love handmade items! This would be great for our bitter cold winters here in Northwest Ohio. I live in Toledo, Ohio.

  338. Desirae Allen says:

    You and your mom seem to have the closeness that my mom and I have. We are best friends and I wouldn’t change it for anything! Your company’s colors are beautiful and I would feel so blessed to win your mom’s afghan. Thanks for having this contest!

  339. Ruth says:

    Your mum is so generous! I’d love it if that gorgeous Afghan came to London so that it could wrap up my autistic son in those delicious colours and that obvious snuggleness (I just made that word up!). Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    Ruth, London, UK

  340. Cindy D says:

    This is an amazing gift! Your mom is amazing for doing this!

  341. Nykhe Faries says:

    Your mom is so sweet to make another blanket for you to give away! My husband and I are hoping to have a nursery to decorate soon, so if we keep our fingers crossed we could definitely use it in there!
    Nykhe, Moorestown, NJ

  342. I have been admiring her afgans for a long time and it would be lovely to have one since I know Vicki personally from their time in Finland :). Im sure my four little boys would love the afgan too!

  343. Stephanie m says:

    hi! What a beautiful gesture!!

    I’m from dover, fl usa

  344. Christen says:

    I’m excited about the pattern! Thank you so much…and I’d love the afghan! It gets cold here in Iowa.

    Christen
    Ames, IA

  345. Alison Behan says:

    Thank your Mum for the chance to win this beautiful Afghan. I don’t crochet or knit but I am crafty in other ways. I appreciate the time and effort that goes into making anything homemade. The detail, patience, love, cost and time is all a factor. I am always cold. I carry a hot water bottle on the sidelines to my two boys football matches. One plays on Saturday and one plays on Sunday, they also train Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights so I am pretty much either in the car with the hot water bottle or on the sidelines shouting encouragement to the teams. I could wrap that around me in the car on the really cold, wet nights that I’m waiting for them to run the legs off themselves and exhaust all their energy. They are 9 & 12 with more energy than I can comprehend :-). Thanks again.

    Alison
    Dublin, Ireland.

  346. Stacy Dobson Norton says:

    I would love to have your mom’s handiwork! I still have my temple handkerchief that she stitched for me when I was one of her YW many many years ago! We were told to take it with us to the temple on our wedding day. … I had mine there with me catching every tear! Your mom and dad are so special to me! They were present when I was able to be sealed to my parents in the DC temple several years after my own temple wedding!

  347. Sandie Duggan says:

    What a generous offer by your mom. I used to crochet many many years ago. I also used to make afghans for my friends and family. It would be nice if I won, like a PAY IT FORWARD! I saved her pattern too!

  348. Julianne Walker says:

    My grandma used to make afghans similar to this.. She passed away a few years ago and I never got one of those afghans (they went to other family members). I would love to snuggle up in this blanket and reminisce about my grandmother.

  349. Carrie Bentley says:

    My mom is also a crocheter (is that a word?!), and each and every blanket she’s made for me or my children is very loved and cherished.
    I’d be honored to have a Vicki Special in our home. It’d be as central to our lives as Project Life has become!

  350. Kris says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful afghan! It is gorgeous! I do alot of crafting, but I don’t crochet. I would love to win a Vicki Special and share it with my family and friends when they come to visit.

  351. Michele Shuey says:

    So wonderful Becky. Growing up we always cozier up with afghans crocheted by my grandmothers. I don’t think I appreciated them in my youth and as I helped my mom relocate to the valley to be closer to her grandkids, I encouraged her to “de-clutter”. And just like that a piece of our family history was gone. Now that I have my own home and kids of my own, I think about those afghans when we’re snuggled up watching a movie. Your mother’s work is a gem and I love how you celebrate her in this way. Thanks for sharing!

  352. Robbie Wagner says:

    Yes, please! Love the colors and love how your Mom has such a heart for giving.

  353. Tashia D says:

    I adore handmade gifts and love to give them, but unfortunately I don’t receive many. I would love to have this beautiful handmade blanket. You’re mom is the sweetest!
    Omaha, Nebraska

  354. Mendi M says:

    I would love to win one! I think there is something so comforting about curling up with a homemade blanket!

    Mendi M
    Midlothian, TX
    USA

  355. Tabetha Faux says:

    This reminds me so much of my mother who passed away in 2002. She was an avid crocheter & giver and I miss her so very much! Your mother is so sweet to share her talent & heart with others.

  356. Janelle says:

    What an awesome mom you have, Becky! My Grandmother loved to make afghans and was very good at it. She made one for me when I went off off to college and made each of my boys one after they were born. Unfortunately, she passed away before my daughter was born so my daughter is the only one of my three children that doesn’t have an afghan. If I won the afghan, I would give it to my daughter. Thank you and your wonderful mother for giving away such a special gift!!

  357. valerie says:

    So sweet! My grandma used to crochet all the time, and seeing these beautiful afghans brings back such sweet memories of her. And I love the BH colors!! :) Thank you for this awesome gift!
    Lubbock, TX

  358. Jaque says:

    This handmade gift means pure love to me. Every time I see one of the Project Life team members getting warm from the afghan I think how lucky they are. Now it is my chance to be a lucky girl! Thank you Becky’s Mom! You are so lovable!
    Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

  359. Nupur Singh says:

    Handmade = Heartmade. My Mom and grandmother are both generous givers like your mother Becky. I now live hundreds of kms away from them in Melbourne, Australia and would love an Afghan to share with my daughters and teach them this same generosity! Love your work!! Cheers Mate!! :-)

  360. Laina Millson says:

    Say what?!!! Your mama is too kind. That’s a special lady right there, sharing her talents. I can see where you get it from ;) Love this post!

  361. Julie says:

    What a generous offer. I am a knitter/crocheter too so I know how much work is involved. I’ve made many afghans for others but have never been on the receiving end of such a wonderful gift. Thank you for the pattern too!!

    Mississauga, ON

  362. Pat says:

    Would love to win one of your beautiful afghans! I had a couple friends several years ago try to teach me how to crochet, I just couldn’t do it. Of course at the time they were trying to teach my my right wrist was broken and in a cast, not sure I can totally blame it on that! I saw your Mom’s comment above about an on-line crochet class – I vote for that!! Thank you for the chance to win.
    Pat S.
    Oklahoma City, OK

  363. Meagan M says:

    What a generous heart your mom has. I have a couple questions for your mom. First what is the finished size this pattern makes? Second, how many skeins of yarn did it take? I learned to crochet from my Mom and grandmother. My mom hasn’t really done much crocheting but it definitely reminds of my grandma and how she could make anything, whether she was crocheting, sewing, quilting, baking. She was a rock star in the world of domesticity. I’m a crafter that hops around to different mediums but I love the Project Life App and use it all the time! Maybe now I can finally change colors when I crochet…
    Thanks for the help in Pocatello, Idaho.

  364. Susan B says:

    So kind of your mom. Thank you for the pattern. Will enjoy making this for someone special. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  365. Rhonda says:

    Rhonda Y
    Bloomington,IN

  366. Katie says:

    Your mom is amazing! This is a beautiful afghan. I love color and this blanket pretty much has my favorite colors in it. I wish i knew how to crochet so I could make one too! Maybe one day.

    Katie M
    Farmington, UT

  367. Jo S says:

    I have admired your moms work and her kindness from a distance for a long time and I would be so honored to actually win one of her afghans for my own.

    Jo S
    Lake Mary, Florida

  368. Kiley R. says:

    Your mom is amazing!!! I have been wanting an afghan for our cold Saskatchewan winters.

  369. Janice Adams says:

    Absolutely gorgeous afghan/colors. Would love to snuggle under the afghan and watch a good chick flick!

  370. Linda says:

    My Grandmother used to crochet afghans with this same pattern, they were beautiful as is Vicki’s afghan. How I would love to get one of these beautiful afghans for our cold Colorado winters. It would so remind me of the Grandmother that I miss dearly.

  371. Britt D says:

    Winter is coming! What better way to snuggle in for a day of scrapbooking than with this beautiful afghan. I’m a quilter, not a needlework gal so I’d love to add a bit of different texture to our collection. Your mom is a wonderful lady with a most generous heart. Thanks for the chance!
    Hill City, SD

  372. Sarah D says:

    Handmade afghans are the best and my favorite to use! I wish I had more time to make one of my own, but I would love to win this one until I can learn!
    Sarah D
    George, WA

  373. Karla Endris says:

    I would LOVE to win this prized possession! I never received the gift of sewing or knitting or quilting from my grandmas or mom. I have been without my grandmas for many years and next month will be 4 years already without my mom. So, even if I wanted them to teach me now, I’m too late. I will stick to stampin’ and memory keeping since that’s what I’m good at. Love the colors and this afghan would look great on my sofa ; ) I’m not typically a lucky person, but will keep my fingers crossed that this will be the time I win :)

  374. Kim L says:

    How sweet is your Mom?!! I would love to win this! There is something so very special about a handmade, heartfelt gift. I learned how to crochet granny squares from my Grandmother when I was a little girl. Of course I’ve forgotten most of the how to, but the memory is priceless.

  375. Stephanie says:

    Seeing this afghan brings back great memories. I had two afghans that my grandmother had made, but lost them quite a few years back in a fire. She taught me to crochet when I was young, but it’s been probably 30 years since I’ve picked up a hook! Even if I don’t win, I’m going to give making it a shot…it’s beautiful!

  376. Sofie C says:

    Fall has just arrived for real here in Sweden, so what could come more in hand than an actual Project Life afghan?! I would love to make one myself, but I just cant start any more projects – I have my hands full trying to keep up with my baby boy, husband to be and full time studying. Not to mention Project Life, my go to when I need to unwind. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed here in Umeå, in the Northern part of Sweden!

  377. Wendy Britton says:

    This has to be one of the loveliest giveaways ever! I would love to be lucky enough to win.

  378. Alison S. says:

    I would love to win! I just might have to give her pattern a try. I know basic crochet, but my edges tend to be crooked. :)

  379. Kim H. says:

    What an amazing gift to be able to give to people! Thank you for the chance to win.

    Kim H.
    Cottonwood Heights, UT

  380. Bryan says:

    It would mean so much for me to give a handmade afghan to my wife who is a fan of Becky Higgins and the products but also a huge fan of homemade items and homemade afghans. She told me a story about how growing up during rough times that she took over a family members afghan to comfort her during rough and sad times. It was during a quite difficult time of her life at a young age and having a warm snuggly blanket kept her happy and felt safe. She has no idea what ever happened to that afghan but would so love to have one to start new memories over. She is now the lone survivor of her maternal side and has no-one to ask as to what ever happened to the afghan. She can’t crochet (or knit) because of lack of skill, hand pain and nerve issues and if I/we were to find one to buy the meaning would never be the same. It would be so special to have one from Vicki as you can clearly see she is such a warm, loving, generous person who does things from the heart. To have a treasure like that in our home would have so much meaning to both of us since your scrapbooking products have also brought our photos to have much more meaning but you can’t always have a photo book out on display like a afghan would. The colors are so perfect and would complement our home and provide each of us with 1 of our favorite colors.

    My wife had the worst birthday she ever could have had this year, and giving her something homemade with special meaning from a company she loves would be an amazing gift for her.

    Thanks

    Bryan –
    Las Vegas, NV

  381. Loni says:

    Nothing better than a handmade goodie!

    Loni
    Strong City, KS

  382. Tanya says:

    As a crocheter, I would love to snuggle up in something special someone else has crafted with love! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern💚

  383. Rae says:

    This is so awesome! I have loved that afghan from the moment I saw the IG post with the yarn colors! I love your logo colors Becky! 💕 I recently moved to Bourg, Louisiana from Northern California. I am not sure how cold it gets here since we are now living in the Bayou. However with the A/C on right now I still wrap up in blankets daily! I would definitely use the afghan to keep warm, regardless of the season! I would love to win this afghan. It is so nice of your mother to do this for your customers!

  384. Enid says:

    How sweet! She reminds me of mine :-), always a giver. It will be awesome to have the chance to win the afghan, specially coming from somebody that is kind and crafted with love.

    Enid
    Liberty Twp, OH

  385. Debbie says:

    Love this afghan. Reminds me so much of my mom who passed away, she did the most beautiful crocheting and knitting.

  386. Laurie says:

    Ohhh, this would keep me warm and cozy during our impending cold, canadian winter. :)

    Laurie
    Tiverton, Ontario, Canada

  387. Priya Mohan says:

    It would be awesome to win this lovely Afghan as a reminder of my love for project life and crochet!!

  388. Heather Ippolito says:

    Your mom is so sweet to do this! Handmade things are the best way to show you care!
    Heather
    Canyon Country, CA

  389. Karen says:

    Becky, I love your Mom’s afghan! Tell her thanks a million for sharing her pattern with us! I would love to cuddle up with one of her afghans on a cold snowy winter evening! Or a cool summer evening too! What a generous lady to offer to give one away!

  390. Lori M says:

    Your mom must be the best grandma and I’m sure she has made afghans for each of your kids, just like my grandma did for all 10 of her grandkids. I still remember laying in the floor in her old house and her measuring around us. The perfect size for me at whatever age I was. Each of us got to pick the two colors, mine were dark pink and pastel pink….could it be even more girly? I was lucky that she was able to make me a second “adult” size afghan before she passed away. The two afghans she made for my parents are still the family favorites whenever I am home….probably 30 plus years old, but still going strong. No one in our family learned this craft, but it would be nice to have that kind of love from another grandma. Someone is sure in for a treat. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Lori M.
    Richmond, VA

  391. Yvonne Gronau says:

    I would like to win this afghan because it is a gift from the heart. Your mom is so generous to gift one of these and it would be an honor to have a Vicki Allgaier original in my home. Plus, our winters are very cold and rainy here on the west coast and I would love another blanket to add to my collection. :) m
    Yvonne
    BC, Canada

  392. Jennifer Mollyhorn says:

    How cute is your Mom! :) I love bright colorful afghan’s and I love project life it would be awesome to have this in my home.

    Jennifer M
    Aldie, VA USA

  393. Holly says:

    I would LOVE to own a Vicki Allgaier afghan – so beautiful and generous!

  394. Jacenda G. says:

    My mom always crocheted afghans as well and always for other people. She’s gone now, so it would be a joy to have one that your mom made as a reminder of that wonderful memory. It’s a bonus that it’s Project Life colors, one of my favorite past times!! Thank you so much for the pattern as well as the give away!
    Jacenda G.
    Lafayette, IN

  395. Kim Delaney says:

    I would love to have one of your mom’s awesome crocheted afghans!!! I’m a knitter and can only chain stitch when I crochet.

    Kim Delaney
    St. John’s, Florida (it does get cold here :) )

  396. Gloria Lucero says:

    Would love to win her beautiful afghan. My mother-in-law used to make them n the pattern looks exactly like the ones she used to make. I wish she would have taught me how to make them! Would love to win this one and I would have memories of two mothers!!
    Your mother is a sweetheart!!
    Gloria
    Roseville, CA

  397. Becky Sullivan says:

    I would love to win! The crocheted afghans make me think of my mom and my two grandmothers. They are no longer with us, but their handmade goods bring back so many memories every time we use them.

    Becky
    Sacramento, CA

  398. Christine says:

    I don’t want to enter to win, but I can’t wait to see who will win this beautiful afghan! I can crochet myself and am off to the store tomorrow to pick up some yarn to make one myself. I hope the winner is a person who can’t crochet and would love a blanket themselves. Vicki – you are amazing! What a sweet, thoughtful thing to do for someone! Keep on crocheting! And btw, if you read this… how many skeins did you use for your afghan?

  399. Diana says:

    I love the afghans your mom makes! It is so super sweet of her to make them for others! I do crochet a lot myself & afghans are my favorite go-to project! Once you’ve learned the stitch~off you go. I often crochet when watching TV, especially when I watch my favorite team the Mariners play ball!

  400. Cristy says:

    Wow!! I would feel like part of the Becky Higgins team (a dream of mine:) as I created project life pages wearing that amazing afghan!!

    Woods Cross, UT

  401. Lindsay V says:

    Your mom does such a beautiful.hob making these special afghans. My great aunt used to make them and I wish she had taught me.

    Lindsay V
    Peoria, AZ

  402. Dionne says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Dionne
    Surrey, BC Canada

  403. Jessica Zavatchen says:

    I have always wanted to learn to knit or crochet and this post definitely made my decision to begin! I can’t wait to buy materials and try to make my first blanket. I am currently a physical therapy student at the University of Pittsburgh and an afghan to keep me warm would be wonderful for the cold winter coming. I would love to make a pink and white one for my mom in honor of October being breast cancer awareness month, and she is a survivor!!

    Jess from Uniontown, PA!

  404. Jill says:

    My grandmother would crochet afghans. I have a couple saved back for my son someday. Would love this!

    Jill from Carmel, IN

  405. Natalie says:

    Also a foreign language to me! One day I would love to learn how. But in the meantime I’ll cross my fingers to be lucky enough to win one! :D Thank you so much for the chance!

  406. Natalie says:

    Also a foreign language to me! One day I would love to learn how. But in the meantime I’ll cross my fingers to be lucky enough to win one! :D Thank you so much for the chance!

    Abbotsford, BC Canada

  407. Aleba says:

    Your mom is just plain awesome!! I have a purple and white afghan that my Granny made me when I was little. She passed away five years ago and I love that I have something so special from her….even though it’s a little small for me now. :) I would love to win one of your mom’s! Thanks for the chance.

  408. Susan T. says:

    I would love to win this! It would be the perfect thing to curl up with at the end of a long day working with my students!

    Susan, Frederick, MD

  409. Gina B says:

    That is so sweet of your Mom to make those afghans, especially while on a mission. I love the colors of your logo and would love to snuggle under it during the cold Kansas winter.

    Gina
    Olathe, KS

  410. Shanti says:

    My favorite crochet item are afghans… I’d love to have such a happy one with that story behind.
    Shanti from Mexico City ❤️😘

  411. Shanti says:

    My favorite crochet item are afghans… I’d love to have such a happy one with that story behind.
    Shanti from Mexico City

  412. Susan says:

    I love crochet items – it reminds me of my grandma. She tried to teach me when I was little but I don’t remember much now. Oh how I loved spending time with her!

    Columbus, OH (USA)

  413. Amber Joy says:

    Just bought our first home and a cozy handmade afghan would make our [currently stark] little space much more “homey” as we trudge into the chilly time up here in the mitten.

    Grand Rapids, MI

  414. Desiree L/ says:

    What a wonderful woman and gift! I would be overjoyed to win an afghan so I can snuggle with my 2 kids on cold winter nights in Chicago!

    Desiree – Glenview, IL

  415. Leah says:

    What a generous gift! I’d love to win an afghan for our bitter Chicago winters.
    Leah
    Lombard, IL USA

  416. Rita (LP, NJ) says:

    My late grandmother made me one which I loved and used for years. Then we rescued our dog and she wouldn’t go to sleep. I put the blanket over her crate thinking it would help her fall asleep.. The next morning it was shredded. She must have clawed at it all night. UGH. I love my dog dearly but miss my blanket.

  417. Jenn N says:

    I just love homemade afghans. Both my grandmother and my great grandmother crocheted and I would love to add an Afghan from your sweet mother to my well loved collection!
    Jenn N
    Coatesville, PA

  418. Therese says:

    San Antonio, TX
    I would love this afghan as my current afghan that my Grandma made over 25 years ago has its fair share of wear ;)

  419. Kami says:

    I love afghans! This one is beautiful!
    Kami
    North Ogden, UT

  420. Sally says:

    I’ve loved following the afghan story and how everybody in the office has one. Since I’ve been a devoted Project Lifer for five years, I can think of nothing better than having an afghan in the company colors.

    Sally
    Bellevue, WA

  421. Stacie says:

    I adore your fun logo colors and my own sweet afghan for our bitter MN winters?! Sign me up! I would love to have this on our family couch and sit with my PL app near the fireplace. That sweet gem of an afghan so brings back sweet memories of using my grandmother’s treasured afghans in her living room. Thanks!

  422. Tracy Dayett says:

    The happy colors in this afghan would be something that could make you smile just looking at it! Thank you and your sweet mom for the chance to win!

    Tracy
    Ephrata, Washington USA

  423. Christi Williams says:

    Just to have an Afghan made with such love.
    I would wrap up in it, feeling like it was a big hug.

    Christi
    Provo, UT

  424. Tara says:

    What a fun giveaway! Something made with love! I am always cold, so I would love to win this.

    Tara
    Sandy, UT

  425. Kaisa says:

    This is such an awesome gift, what an amazing woman your mother is! I crocheted when I was younger and began again when I got pregnant, it’s been almost 4 years since I picked up my needles again and have been collecting new patterns since. My husband has even taken up loom knitting and is now learning to crochet as well! I would LOVE to win this beautiful afghan made from love.

    Kaisa
    Magna, Utah

  426. Claire says:

    This is awesome! I have started to crochet a ripple blanket in 2008 and, well, it’s not even half finished *blush*. (I am not an experienced crocheter…) I would love to own an afghan blanket made by your mom, they are all so beautiful!

    Claire
    Utrecht, the Netherlands

  427. Jennifer says:

    I am from Tucson, AZ, USA. I’m a wife, mother of two children and a crocheter (is that a word?). My mother taught me the basics and YouTube taught me more. I love homemade blankets. I’ve only once made a full size blanket and it lasted about two weeks with a active 4 year old in the house. My mother makes blankets for everyone, too. I have a couple of hers. I would love to have such a beautiful blanket made by an obviously talented mom and grandmother.

  428. erika clark says:

    I love crochet & keep bits of the past via handmade goodies from grandmothers, aunts, and distant relatives, all over the house. I would treasure your mother’s little masterpiece!
    Erika
    Blue Ridge Mountains, NC

  429. Phyllis R. says:

    How sweet of your mom to make these afghans for others. What treasures! I am so glad that afghans are actually becoming popular again. It would be so nice to cuddle up on a winter evening under a Vickie Special!
    Phyllis
    Vancouver, WA

  430. Eva says:

    hey, wow, I would love of of these cosy things :)
    Eva
    Belgium

  431. Em says:

    I’ll be moving into my very own brand new house at the end of the month, one I will finally be able to decorate to my taste and take a thousand picture of. I have no doubt my 2015-16 Project Life will be huuuge. And having this afghan plaid on the back of my couch would be a nice reminder to document this new chapter in my life. And keep me warm during my first Christmas there. Oh I’m so excited!!

    Em from Moult in France

  432. Jacqueline Roark says:

    Your mom is truly the BEST! Thanks for a chance to win!

    Jacqueline
    Richmond, VA

  433. Vicki A says:

    That afghan looks sooooo snuggly!!! Would love one!
    Vicki
    Eldridge, IA

  434. Davean says:

    Oh, that afghan is so beautiful. Love the colors! My grandma always quilted but I have an aunt who makes afghans and she made one for my son when he was born. I will always cherish it! Would love to win one from your sweet mom!

  435. Catrina says:

    I too am a crocheter and a grandma! I have 7 kids and 5 grand kids and 1 on the way! I love making blessing dresses and afghans for the grand kids and am making some afghans for my kids right now for Christmas! I have given away lots of crocheted afghans as gifts but have never made one for myself! I would love to win one of your beautiful creations!!! I know how much time goes into making them so it would mean a lot! If I am not lucky enough to win I am grateful for your pattern you are sharing and will make one probably to give away cause that’s what crocheters do! Lol!!!
    Thank you for your amazing example! You are very much a giver!!!
    Catrina
    Jerome, Idaho

  436. Bristi says:

    I would love to win this, how kind of your mum to make it! I snuggle up next to my boys beds whilst they fall asleep with my iPod and catch up with my scrapbooking using the project life app. With a cosy PL afghan I am sure it would be even better!!!
    Bristi
    London

  437. Lee Ann G says:

    It would be an honor to have one of her lovely afghans. Thank you for the chance.

  438. Sarah says:

    Afghans remind me of my grandmother. Her house used to be filled with them and I loved snuggling on her couches wrapped up in them on cold winter days. Thinking about that is now making me wonder where they all ended up after she passed! Your mom is pretty neat :)

    Sarah
    Chicago, IL

  439. Hayley says:

    Thank you Becky s mum for being so kind sharing your pattern. I think I will need to start to learn a new hobby so I can have a beautiful blanket!
    I would love a chance to win a blanket so I can snuggle up in front of my log fire and work through my project life!

    Hayley
    Isle of Man, UK

  440. ileana says:

    I love to follow what your mom is doing through your social media! She is a “quiet” inspiration for all of us – it is evident that she thinks of others first, and is a disciple of Jesus Christ. I was especially touched by the photos of your mom at your brother’s bedside when he was ill. It brought tears to my eyes as I thought of her, sitting there with her child and what she must have been feeling at the time. And I thought of myself, and how no matter how old I get or how wonderful my husband and son are, there are times when I think “I just want my mom.”

    I would love this afghan because they are my favorite colors <3 and because it would be a reminder to me of service and the promise I've made to serve others. Vicky is the best!

    ileana

  441. Christy Bentley says:

    Such an amazing gift of love. To win this special gift from your mom would mean I could have a warm and soft reminder of what it means to be in this awesome journey of giving and preserving memories from the family who has inspired me beyond words.
    Cairo,Georgia USA. 😀

  442. Joyce says:

    I love to crochet but hate the SC stitch. Can I use this same pattern with a double crochet stitch? I can’t believe how fast you make these beautiful afghans!

  443. Noreen says:

    I would cherish a homemade gorgeous blanket. I live south east of Seattle, about an hour or so. It get cold a rainy and a bright colored blanket would be heavenly to snuggle under.

  444. Debbie Ware says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to have one of your moms beautiful afgans. Maybe someday I’ll attempt the pattern myself!

  445. Irene says:

    Hope there’s still time to enter the contest!
    My great-grandmother taught me how to crochet as a child, and then my mum taught me a lot more, but I have never done such a big project. I hope to tech my son, too, when he’s a bit older!
    I have never done anything as big as an afghan, though, and this one is SO beautiful!
    Your mum sounds like a really generous person!

  446. Carolina says:

    It would mean I’m an honorary part of team Becky! At least in my mind. 😁 As the months get colder I’ll be busting out my PL pages all nice & warm!

  447. Staci Osborne says:

    This entire post reminds me of my Aunt Betty. I grew up with her crochet projects and ,until recently ,she still made gifts for every newcomer to her church! She is now medically unable to knit or crochet. Being in Anchorage, Ak this blanket would be a good memory of my aunt, as well as very warm and cozy!! The colors are beautiful too:)

  448. Jody says:

    Awesome! Utah!

  449. Tammy W says:

    I would gift this to my mom, who at the age of 67 has early Alzheimer’s already and has lost a lot of weight. These are her colors so I would wrap her up in it to keep her warm and cozy and feel the love.

    Aurora, IL

  450. I have always wanted a knitted or crocheted blanket. I once learned to knit at girls camp one year many years ago. After days of trying to do it and being showed how to do it again and again my sweet young women leader took pitty on me and did my scarf for me. It may have to do with being left handed. I can’t be shown how to do stuff a right handed way. When I saw the blanket your sweet momma made for the office I fell in love. I absolutely love the colors. It would look so beautiful hanging over the side of my couch. It will be my official reading a good book blanket, TV watching blanket or I am cold (like I always am) at night blanket. Yes I live in Texas but I am always cold. Go figure.

    Angelene, Forney TX

  451. Dawn C says:

    Would love this bit of beautiful!

  452. Karen says:

    I would 💖 love to have an afghan made with your mother’s loving hands!

    I met your mom at CKU Valley Forge a number of years back and had such a lovely conversation with her! She was there signing your publications while you were nesting at home while expecting! I still have all those publications! It would be a cherished possession and it would give my Great Room a great pop of color, sunshine and happiness!

    Thank you for this opportunity! Happy Birthday PL!!!!

    Karen
    Harrisburg, PA

  453. Jody says:

    What a generous offer – thank you to your Mom. I currently have wool sitting in a basket (it looks quite pretty) to make an afghan for my daughter – but so I’m not sure what to do! It would be amazing to be selected to win something so meaningful and made from such generousity.

    Thank you for the chance!

    Jody
    Alberta, Canada

  454. Nicole says:

    Your mom is so talented and what a beautiful gesture from your mom. My grandma made afghans and my favorite memories are going to her house and snuggling up under them as she read us stories. I would love to have one to use for when my hubby and I watch movies for date night for the cold winters here in Canada. Thanks for the chance. Kamloops, BC

  455. Wendy says:

    I think it is so sweet your mother will be doing this for one lucky blog reader. I recently had a bicycling accident where I had numerous fractures that have pretty much turned my world upside down. It’s been a month, and I’ve set up camp in our family room since I’m non-weight bearing on one side with a tri-level house and won’t be able to drive till December. It would be such a nice thing to cuddle up in while my fractures heal. I’m off work too so the one positive aspect is that I’ve had more time to follow you on Instagram and here on your blog. Thanks for the chance as the fall weather approaches. Wendy Kenwood, CA

  456. Stacy V says:

    It blows me away that your mom is so committed to crocheting so many afghans in her life. Myself, I’ve made only two for people close to me, with a third in limbo (I HOPE I finish it for a Christmas gift THIS year :D). Just building one afghan is a ton of work and commitment to get it done. I don’t have timelines b/c I bust through them every time. I’m just impressed….and maybe inspired to get my current afghan moving along perhaps a bit quicker !! Cheers to your mom!

  457. Stacy V says:

    Oh, and I reside in Calgary, AB, Canada :)

  458. Nicole says:

    Nicole
    Logan, UT

    The most favorite things I have are those made from the heart through God-given talent. This would be a loved blanket in our home 💙💛

  459. Andrea Skidmore says:

    What a fantastic giveaway. My great grandmother used to make afghans. I have so many memories of snuggling up in them reading. I’d love to win this and help my children create their own memories of snuggling up together and reading a good book

  460. Joanne H says:

    Oh my !!! how special would it be to receive such a treasured gift. a cup of tea, a good book and a cozy afghan – a wintertime favorite for sure !!!!
    Joanne H.
    Augusta, KY

  461. Pam Gunderman says:

    Pam
    Mazomanie, WI
    USA

    I would LOVE to have one of your Mom’s handmade blankets to curl up with in the cold Wisconsin winter! I love Project Life and everything you have done for the scrapbooking community.

  462. Debbie Leonard says:

    I have crocheted in the past but I rarely actually finish a project.

    I have a few blankets made by my grandmother and MIL. Those are so special to me.

  463. Debra says:

    Oh this is so beautiful and so kind of your sweet mom. Thank her for sharing the pattern as well. Now if I could just learn to crochet, I’d be all set, haha.

    I’m from Chicago, IL but now live in a nearby suburb. We have really cold winters and I could imagine this gorgeous afghan as a much appreciated throw next to the fire with a mug of hot cocoa and a good book. A girl can dream, right?!

    And I must say that when I saw you share her first few rows of this blanket on IG, I just knew it was your Project Life colors she was crocheting, so bright and fresh. I love the way those colors make me feel. Thank you for that and so much more.

  464. Amy B says:

    I would love to win the afghan for two reasons…1: most of the blankets and quilts we have in our house get commandeered by my kids to use for warmth or for blanket forts. This one I would (try to) keep for me! 2: I am originally from Frederick (now in Memphis) and would love a little handmade happy from “home.”

    Thank you!!

  465. Terri says:

    These blankets are beautiful. Would love to win one. From Davison MI

  466. My granny taught me how to crochet and while I have lots of quilts from her, I don’t have any afghans. This lovely one would live in my craft room and remind me of her while it keeps me warm.

    Erica Hettwer
    Canby, OR

  467. Pernilla says:

    oh I would love a chance to win that amazing afgan. It would be so cozy to have in the sofa when snuggling up with my two boys reading them books in the upcoming cold winterevenings here in Sweden.

  468. Doni says:

    Oh my, I would love to have a Vicki designed afghan! It is funny, but I had been racking my brain for ideas for a coffee cup cozy design to crochet for my oldest daughter. I have crocheted several coffee cup cozies for family and friends using colors and designs that fit their hobbies or personalities. I have made an elephant cozy, a moose cozy, a heart cozy and a Santa cozy. Right now I am working on a candy corn cozy in their iconic colors of yellow, orange and white stripes. My daughter just got started with Project Life last year, and bingo, when I saw the colors in the afghan your mom made for your office, I now know what I am going to crochet for my daughter! Thanks so much!!

  469. Ani says:

    Your mom is awesome! I would love to have a Vicki-original. Thanks for the opportunity!

  470. Braiden Lee says:

    Hello Vicki! Thanks for posting the pattern! How many skeins of yarn do you usually use for a blanket?

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