Saturday, July 23, 2016

Beginning a New {Crochet} Blanket

Now that I finished the blanket I was working on, I decided to do something for fun using yarn I have in my stash. Here are the colors I am going to use:

I am going to use the same Cosy Blanket pattern I used for my last afghan. Click here for the pattern. Also, something else I did was create yarn pegs of my colors. I am going to start doing this so I have a collection of my yarn colors. I love the idea. To learn more about yarn pegs, click here. Here are my yarn pegs for this afghan. 

The color number is written on one side, and the color name is written on the opposite side. SC stands for 'Stylecraft'. When I create pegs for my other yarns, I will do the same. My favorite yarn (Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn) will have an abbreviation of HL. I also took a photo of them in the color order I want to use, printed the photo, and stuck it in my yarn bag. That way I have a quick and easy reference. 

Today I will get started on this bit of fun. Can't wait to see how the colors turn out! Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section below, and I will answer there. I always appreciate your comments and you stopping by. Thank you, and have a blessed weekend!

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Friday, July 22, 2016

A Bit of {Crochet}

Well, I do not remember when I started this afghan. I only did about one section of each color, and then I set it aside for a bit because life got really busy, and of course, it has been too hot. Well, it was time to give it to the person I made it for this week so I had to get busy. Last week I decided it was the perfect thing to take along on my trip. So, I packed it up, and I was able to finish it on Wednesday of this week.



The Stats 
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn
Hook Size: 5.0 mm (H)
Starting Chain: Forgot to note.
Number of Colors Used: 4 different colors (antique teal, brown, sea blue, and sungold)
Amount of Yarn Used: Not even one skein of each color.
Pattern: Click here.
Finished Size: Darn. I forgot to measure before putting it in the box to mail.
Date Started: Spring 2016
Date Finished: July 20, 2016

Edging
I made up the edging as I couldn't find my favorite edging pattern. Here is what I did:
  • Two sc in each space around the afghan. Do not turn.
  • At beginning of round of sc, *sc, dc, sc in next space. Skip next sc, sl st in next st, skip next sc*.
  • Repeat * around afghan then finish off.
I hope you have enjoyed this bit of crochet today. I also pray that the person receiving it will love it too. As always, thanks for joining me!

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