As far as crochet goes, afghans are definitely my favourite. Because I can’t be loading up my house with afghan after afghan, I sit and wait until someone announces they are expecting. So far, there haven’t been very many in my social circle ready to become parents or expand their families. Boooo.
I did recently have the opportunity to hook for a baby and wasted no time in heading to the store. Before I got the news I already knew exactly what I was going to do and had three colour schemes in mind. Non-crocheters (and knitters) may think this is obsessive or crazy, but believe me when I tell you this is completely normal hooker behavior.
I decided to work with one of my very favourite patterns, the Baby Love Brand Geometric Lace Blanket. I’ve used her hexagon motif countless times, and though I join my hexes differently than she does, it’s also a very easy and addicting pattern. I recommend it to everyone.
Though the arrangement of the hexagons may appear random, it isn’t. That’s where maybe I am a little bit crazy, arranging things purposefully to look random. The reason for this is so while having no particular order, the colours are still evenly distributed throughout the piece.
I feel like I’m one of the few hookers out there who thoroughly enjoys sewing motifs together, but I do, because once everything is placed together, you get something new! That and it’s relaxing. I pieced this together while watching Attack on Titan and then Cold Mountain, because I have to keep my hands busy when I watch television. :3
The yarns I used for this are (all Caron Simply soft)
- Dark Country Blue
- Light Country Blue
Thanks for having a peek at my latest project!