I’ve been crocheting on and off for years, mostly off after I taught myself to knit but I still consider myself a beginner and can still find the balance of yarn, pattern, and hook size a challenge not to mention keeping consistent tension through a piece. I finished the yellow blanket last night – it’s OK but not just right. I went down a hook size from the pattern and yarn label but I think I probably should have gone down another size. It drapes well but I feel like this one needs more body if you know what I mean. However, it’s a soft little blanket and I’m sure it will wrap a child in warmth and comfort and I continue to learn. You can find the yarn and pattern details at this post.
So after finishing that one last night I decided to try a new pattern – a corner to corner blanket. I watched a little video, pulled some yarn and crocheted for a while. I liked doing the pattern but the fabric had no drape at all and I’d already gone up a hook size. The holes would have been larger than I would have liked had I gone up in size again so I scrapped that plan but I will try it again with a different yarn.
After I ditched that one I went back to the linen stitch. I’m using a pattern that came in a kit I bought but this free one is very similar. Wish me luck! If I don’t keep my tension even it will really show up on this one.
I should be in the sewing room finishing the half Log Cabin top but we went for another 10 mile bike ride and came home and went for a swim – now all I want to do is sit a while!