Regular readers know I generally publish the patterns for knit or crochet items that I feature. This time, though, I have two afghans that I will describe in terms of technique, not pattern.
My honey sat in the same room with me as I worked on these every evening. "He has spoken" that we will keep these afghans and not give them as gifts. I love that guy. He truly does understand and appreciate the work that goes into projects such as these.
Flower Garden Granny Square Afghan.
To make all of this work for the second afghan, group pleasing yarn colors together, select several pattern stitches you enjoy making, compute the size of afghan you want to make, determine how many repeats of your pattern stitches you need for each pattern to be sure that you make strips the same length. Once you've done all the math, you're on a roll.
If you have questions, please ask.