I completed the second section of the afghan recently, the first color change to wheat and the first set of special stitches. For this section I modified the Bobblin’ Along stitch in The Big Book of Crochet Stitches.
The third section of the afghan is made up of more double crochet stitches in mink brown. I’m almost done with the fourth section, new special stitches in wheat: stay tuned!
I started my first afghan over the weekend. I’m making it in Lion Brand Wool-Ease; I picked up the Wheat a while ago (thanks mom!) and scored some Mink Brown on clearance. I’ve been holding onto the Paprika ever since last winter when we decided what colors we wanted and have just been keeping an eye out for sales, since I knew it would be a while before I actually got around to starting it.
I’m excited to try some new stitches from the wonderful Big Book Of Crochet Stitches (again, thanks mom!) with my first design. The afghan will be alternating stripes, and I started the first section with mink brown in easy, fast double crochets. I’m just starting the first wheat section, and decided to do bobbles, which are pretty fun to make, although they took me considerably longer than double crochets.
I’m making the afghan wider than most of the patterns I’ve been browsing as per request. So far it’s pretty soft and I can’t wait until it gets long enough for me to test its warmth, since we’ve been locked into single digit temperatures the past few days.
Close-Up of First Section & First Row of Bobbles
I wanted to whip up some quick Valentines as well as utilize some oddball yarn and I loved this simple pattern from Lion Brand. Instead of stuffing two hearts and making them into a key chain as the pattern is for, I just glued a magnet on the back of each one instead. Simple and cute.