I posted the other day that I was crocheting an afghan for my niece and shared a swatch that showed some of the colors that I intended to work with, and I've since started the actual afghan and have completed a full round of all colors I'll be using. I'm anxious to see how it plays out as I add more rounds of color.
|My version of "Leaping Stripes"|
©Marie Anne St. Jean
I really like how this pattern looks and while it's very easy to do, it's a little more time consuming having to poke around and hunt for the stitches two rows below. By working over the previous row of stitches, it also makes it a thicker, more stiff blanket, so I think if I do this pattern again, I'll use a larger hook and see if that makes it a bit softer and less rigid. If you want a crochet project that resembles a woven blanket more than a lacy throw, this pattern has that covered.
The link to the pattern can be found in my original post.
I'm also working on a baby blanket in Petal Pink, and that one will be listed for sale on Etsy, since I don't know anyone who is expecting a baby girl. I need to get to work on one for the baby boy that my great-niece is expecting this fall.
What's on your hook?
~ Marie Anne