Monday, April 01, 2013

NaCroMo 2013: Final Flash

Boy that was a fun National Crochet Month for me. 
I managed to finish three of the five projects I set out to do last month, even though I put the last stitches into the third one this morning. Yes, I cheated, but this past weekend was taken with long walks and gardening. We had such good weather I couldn't stay inside and crochet. I just couldn't!

Let's recap: I finished the little crochet bag I started ten years ago and I love it. I would like to make another one but deeper and maybe all one color. The pink/orange/green blanket is one of my favorite pieces ever. Then the fluffy, bulky grey blanket just needs a blocking and it will be ready to snuggle up with on cool mornings. It was fun to start with a granny square middle, pick up knitting stitches around it, knit ten rounds, (increasing two stitches at each corner every other round), bind off, and then work first a round of single crochet in each bound off knit stitch (working three stitches in each corner stitch), and then working the same in double crochet. I just repeated those last two sections (the knit and then the crochet) until I ran out of yarn. I used ten balls of Cascade Lana Grande on size 17 needles and 17 hook. The last two sections had to be shortened in order to make it come out right, but I like it. I'll show you a better picture once it's blocked.

Now I have to scoot off to finish up that knitting project that I was also working on the whole of last month. Hallelujah, it is good to be done, and it will soon be a new Figheadh pattern.
I'll show you soon!


Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Congratulations! Finishing longstanding UFOs is always a major accomplishment.

Jen Hagan said...

Thank you, Marie! It feels great!

Pumpkin said...

I love how you make the blanket seem like no big project, it would take ages for me to finish such a pretty blanket! You must feel so happy! Congrats!

Jen Hagan said...

Pumpkin, I was determined to finish that baby. On that Monday it was just a big granny square and by the next Monday it was done, thanks to fat yarn and big needles. Yea!