The finished afghan came out to be 14 squares long x 9 squares wide = 126 squares total. Each square was 20-22 single crochet rows in size with a black single crochet border. The squares were connected by single crochet with HDC border around the edge.
The afghan covers the top of my queen size bed. It isn't intended to be used as bedding but rather a warm blanket to snuggle under during the ice cold Buffalonian winters that are so familiar to my parents. This blanket reminds me of all of the yarn I've worked with over the years. Many of the squares are made from vintage yarn handed down from my great aunts. I still remember buying some of this yarn at Hills, Ames, Gold Circle, Pleasures and Past-times (and Past-times and Pleasures) and other craft shops and department stores around WNY that no longer exist.
Now that I'm going to be a mother, I am anxiously awaiting the opportunity to pass this new tradition onto my child once they're old enough to crochet.