Since I’m on the subject of crochet projects, and this little blog is about my world which actually does include some things beside my cats and birds (huge shock, I know!) I’d like to show off my two current projects and some of my old finished ones.
My Sunburst Flower granny square project is a neat contrast of circles in squares in two shades of green and an orange, using puffs, clusters, and good old double crochets. I modified the original pattern a bit since using the triples for the center ring blew the gauge for me. I’m using yarn from my stash so I’m not sure how big it will end up being.
The color pattern will give me six different squares (I missed showing the square with dark green middle and rim, and light green/orange/light green center). I’m not sure how I’m going to block them together. I may end up buying a really dark green and doing one more row around each square and finishing the edging with it to bind the whole thing together. I really enjoy this pattern, it is fun doing the puffs and clusters.
My eyelet afghan is a very simple pattern, just rows of double crochet with the middle row having an open filet space, and joined to each previous color block with chain stitches and single crochets. I went with the recommended colors from the pattern, lots of browns, burgundy, blues and a green. It is really quick and easy to do while watching TV since it doesn’t require that much concentration like the squares do.
I don’t remember how long ago I made this white blue and black granny square afghan, but once again it was from old yarns a friend gave me. I love it because it is very soft and warm. It is one of Nekoka’s favorite spots to hide. Well, to try to hide.
This one is really really old – twenty years? Twenty five? It was a pain in the neck to make, some of the yarns were very split-crazy and fuzzy. I loved the hexagons, I just hated the yarn. I also ran out way before I thought I would and it is too narrow – only seven strips. But it does fit nicely along the back of the couch.
This is the oldest blanket I still have that I made. It was my son’s baby blanket which makes it almost thirty years old. I knew he was going to be a boy way before we actually knew it
It was a very fun shell stitch and once again I ran out of yarn way before I wanted to (I have a real problem with gauge), but it was fun to do and it kept my mind off that obnoxious little brat in my belly who was so intent on poking me from the inside out!
These are just the yarn projects that are out and about in my house. I have a few more in the closet, and oh my goodness, the thread projects! Stacks and stacks of doilies, placemats, Christmas ornaments, pot holders, etc. etc. Should I spare the internet from my obsession? Nah….