Aloha. Howz it? I finally can sit down and work on today’s post after cleaning up the kitchen of traces of our OMAD (corn tortillas, rice, pan-fried pork chops, and diced veggies + a big, chocolate chip cookie).
Third time’s the charm worked out for this crochet blanket. I tried two patterns and didn’t like how they were a bit vague in places, especially when it came to the edges. I’m not an experienced hooker, always having to refresh my memory of techniques – like what does it mean to start in the fourth stitch from the hook?
After hunting around more on Ravelry, I finally found this pattern: The Granny Stripe – Stitch Tutorial by Lullaby Melodia. It’s to the point with pictures, suiting my expectations.
- I used an I (5.5 mm) hook to chain.
- I’m using a G (4.0 mm) hook to double crochet stitches; I forgot in previous tries that a foundation chain comes out tighter. I probably could have even gone down to an F hook for DC’s but I wasn’t in the mood to start this project for a fifth time!
- Chained 210, which measures out to about 57.25″.
I am very pleased with how this blanket is coming out. You recall the yarn I had shown here. I love these three colors and how they show up stacked upon one another.
Okay, off to work on something. I did try a little knitting yesterday on E’s socks. My new compression sleeves and gloves helped immensely. I’m itching to finish my cross stitch so I can have fun finishing it. That may be my focus today. Have a good one and TTYS.