Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New Past Time

Back in January of this year I finally taught myself to crochet.  I have always crocheted a little, just to finish a knit project or something simple but didn't know how to follow a pattern to complete a project all crocheted.  At a craft store I had picked up a book Teach Yourself to Crochet and it was for 18" doll cloths.  Perfect!  It was total Greek to me lol.  But I persevered and now I really enjoy it as much as knitting.

One of the projects had me really confused and I contacted my sister-in-law for help.  She said "Oh, that's just a Granny Square stitch".  Good to know, but how do you do it?  After a few texts back and forth and watching a video or two I learned to really like it and decided when we got home I'd make an afghan with all the colorful yarns I have in my stash.  Have to say I love the finished project.  I made one for myself and my daughter liked it so I made one for her.

My sister-in-law said that you can use any similar weight yarn but to do the outer row and connecting row in the same color.  Traditionally it's done in black but I like the chocolate brown I used. It's still a dark color and but a little softer than black.

The first one just had a double crochet shell around the outside edge to finish it all.  The second one I made I used all the different colors to make the border.

I like to do small knit or crochet projects during the winter and for this winter I found a book using a lot of different knit stitches to make an afghan.  All one color but different squares using different patterns.  I'll post when finished...hopefully next Spring.

1 comment:

Becki said...

Looks great - and cozy for a chilly, damp day like today! :) You do beautiful work!