I finally have a new project to share! I know I have said it before, but I love making blankets for presents.
This particular project was for a graduate student I worked with at Iowa State. She just recently finished her Master’s program, and I wanted to congratulate her graduation.
I chose Iowa State colors for her to commemorate her time in Ames. Happy times Angie!
I used an N (9.00mm) hook.
I followed this pattern here. She does an excellent job with her instructions. It is probably one of the best written instructions I have used.
I will say this was a tricky pattern at first. You work in a three row pattern, with each row in that triple being a different stitch combo. The first dozen rows were a pain in the rear end until I finally got a hang of the pattern. I think a lot of the trickiness at the beginning is just figuring out the varying stitches and how to hold it with not much blanket there.
I believe it took me about a month and a half to finish this.
I have two more blankets I need to whip out here in the next two months, so I better get cracking!
Do you have any good crochet patterns to suggest?
This is AMAZING! I kinda learned to crotchet on YouTube, but I’m SOOO slow. I saw another mom doing it the other day and she made an entire hat in like 45 minutes. I’d love to be able to do something like this.
Just keep at it! You get faster with practice. It also depends on the pattern/stitches on how past you can go. Some I can do without looking and whip through, others I have to look at the patter for every row and watch very carefully. It comes with patience! But I love it!
Absolutely beautiful, my best friend is pregnant and I want to make her a blanket. I’ve crotched many in the past but have the worst problems starting them. So I need to get on it, although she’s not due till December so I have a little time.
Once I can get past the first 5 rows or so, I am usually set to fly through it. But those first few rows are definitely a pain!
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