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Crochet Along: The Reveal!
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I’m happy to finally be sharing this post – the reveal of the finished blanket from the last crochet along! This is not the first blanket I’ve ever attempted, but it is the first blanket I’ve ever completed! Trim and all!
Needless to say, I’m proud of this project. I love it and I’m 100% happy with it, despite all its flaws. It was a learning experience, and I’ll probably never forget the mistakes I’ve made on this blanket. Mostly because it will be lying around for me to look at for years to come!
Things to remember for next time:
•BLOCK. Block block block. It’s worth the extra time to not have wonky squares. Block.
•Add edging to each square. Even if the pattern doesn’t call for it, add at least two rows of sc or dc. It’s much nicer looking after joining.
•Measure each square and re-do if you have to. I knew that, but skipped it. The devil is in the details.
•Did I mention blocking? Block.
Some things you can’t learn until you do. Besides how colorful it is, and how much fun it was to make it, I love it because miss Chloe loves it. That couldn’t make me happier! To make a blanket that she wants to snuggle up with on the couch and watch movies under – you can’t buy that. You can’t get that in a store. I’m lucky to have a hobby/craft/time -sink/stress-reliever that allows me to create fun things for my house, and memories for my kiddo. It wasn’t intended to be her blanket specifically, but it clearly is.
Miss Chloe snuggling with her toy rat (yes, a rat) and the blanket. The tutorial for the lamp in the background can be found here.
A few more details that I love:
I have to admit, I’ve felt like a lost puppy since this project ended a few weeks ago. I spent some time making hats for my shop, and I tested the waters with knitting again. I did much better this time, I might even have a finished project to share soon. I’ve also found a couple of fun patterns for sweaters, and since fall is coming up, I figured now is the time to get started on sweater making if I’m going to do it.
Here’s one that I want to try (and already bought the pattern for). You’ll have to click the link because I’m not interested in getting in trouble for stealing pics!
Joji actually has several other patterns that I’d love to try, but I’ll start with this one first. After reading through it, there isn’t anything very complicated about it. Maybe a few new joining techniques that I’ll need to look up, but otherwise, as long as I can keep my stitching in order, I should be fine. I love making cables so this will be fun! I’m going to try it on “cheap” yarn before I buy 10 hanks of Malabrigo though. So this will get made more than once, for sure.
That’s it for my yarn crafting update. Crazy yarn lady will be switching gears to crazy panting lady this weekend because I had a genius idea for home project for those of you that think you can’t paint.