I am hoping to start a new weekly post on Wednesdays called Work in Progress Wednesdays to help me focus on blogging some of my crochet projects. I’m terrible about photographing them as I work and I want to share them!
So first up is a project I’ve been working on for my daughter’s bed. It’s a ripple crochet blanket using Cascade 220 Superwash yarn in 20 different colors that will eventually turn into a twin sized blanket. I am a bit ashamed to say I’ve been working on this one for over a year and haven’t even made it to the half way point. Lets just say I’m easily distracted… as you will see. 🙂
The pattern for this one comes from Lucy over at Attic 24. It’s her Neat Ripple Pattern. I’m working this on up in Cascade 220 Superwash using a size G (4.0 mm) Bates crochet hook.
This next one is a new stitch I’ve just recently picked up from this fantastic pattern from Berroco. I fiddled with it for awhile before getting the hang of it. There are a couple of pieces to this stitch that my analytic brain didn’t like at first but after I figured out the why’s of it everything worked great!
This one is worked up using cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby, I Love This Cotton, using H (5.0 mm) Bates hook. This hook size is maybe a tad small for this yarn but I wanted the blanket to have a nice tight feel. It’s sized to be a baby blanket for a little guy that should be arriving pretty soon for a family member. SSSHHHHH, don’t tell mom, it’s a surprise.
And my last work in progress is another baby blanket, this time granny squares. I used this wonderful granny pattern for the squares and am again using Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton. I have all the squares done, I just need to get them all stitched together… which means we need to watch more Doctor Who in the evenings! Win-Win!!!
I have to admit, I love making granny squares but I am not a fan of weaving in ends and this requires a lot of that. But they look so cute, especially all piles up in their little stacks of one color on our coffee table. Well… I think that anyway. My husband doesn’t like my projects all over the house. 🙂
Whew! So those are the crochet projects I currently have in the works. I’m super hopeful I will have the granny blanket done this weekend and will have a big reveal for it soon. 🙂