Friday, January 10, 2014

The Autumn Afghan

This blanket is only my second crochet project, after a skinny and unevenly stitched scarf, and I admit that the scope might be a bit grandiose for a beginner.
The finished size, if it ever does get finished, is supposed to be 60 by 80 inches. I started this back in November, or possibly even October, so I can’t remember why, exactly, I thought that size was necessary.

It’s a granny stripe pattern based on Lucy’s gorgeously gorgeous blanket of gorgeousness.
The important thing for me is that the stitch looks fancy but it is super-simple and very repetitive, so I can’t get into very much trouble. (Although I do occasionally do a group of four or one instead of three if I’m not paying attention.)


This Autumn blanket is now a Winter blanket, which is very nice for working on, and under, while watching TV in the chilly evenings. But if I don’t hurry up and finish, it will be a Spring blanket.

Katrina

5 comments:

  1. It's lovely! I spent many hours crocheting last winter, and am wondering now why I am not currently. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
    xo, Anita

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    1. With all your projects, you might not have the time for crocheting! It is a nice activity if you're one who can't stand to be idle, though.

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  2. Love the blanket...don't worry about the odd cluster mistake no one will notice!
    I love making scrap blankets like this as I absolutely detest sewing motifs or squares together.Usually I just grab a ball of wool and use it until it runs out.All of our crocheted blankets when I was little came from my grandmother and were crocheted like this in random stripes and I am in fact as I write this sat under one of my grandmothers blankets...I took it to college with me when I was 18 ( I am nearly 53 now!) and it was on my bed at home before this for some years so you can tell it has seen some service!
    Keep crocheting!!

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    1. That's fantastic! If this one lasts me that long, I'll be almost 90! Of course, it is all inexpensive acrylic yarn, so I can't ask for that much of a lifespan. But it is a fun project, and does have that grandmotherly look to it as well.

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    2. That's assuming I finish it by the time I turn 90.

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