I have decided to work more on the very first afghan ever started: My blue and black granny square.
I decided to take a break from working on it since Tycho is using the skein of yarn as a pillow. He needs a haircut.
I’ve learned a lot since I first started to crochet. The magic knot is one of my most favorite things. It means I don’t have anymore of this to deal with:
I’m also WAY better at changing colors. I don’t even know what I did here. The corner is off and it is all just a mess.
I was also so inconsistent with my stitches that it is painful to see…
That corner also looks kind of confusing. I don’t know what I was doing at all.
I am far from being a pro at crochet but it is cool to see my improvements in one afghan.
I also have an issue that perhaps somebody can help me with. When I first got this back out and dusted it off I noticed some yarn sticking out where it shouldn’t be. I pulled it and it started to unravel! I currently have it sorta rigged with a stitch marker so it doesn’t completely fall apart before I fix it. Any suggestions on how to connect this and add in a set of dc that seems to have been cut and then fell apart?
I am kinda scared to take that stitch marker out to be honest.
I also finished my first basket weave afghan. I am going to make more for Christmas gifts. I don’t know if you saw my gauge post but this is the pattern I was having so much trouble with. I cannot figure out for the life of me how the person made the afghan in the size it says in the pattern with the hook size.
In the end, it is an afghan and not clothing so the gauge isn’t all that important. I can just buy more yarn or not. It is totally up to me! It felt so freeing when I stopped stressing about it.
I think it is safe to post a picture here since none of my family follows my blog. They aren’t much for the internet.
The pattern said to use a 9mm hook but I used an 11.5. It was so much softer and wasn’t stiff. I had a bit of yarn leftover from finishing this one so I decided to start on the 2nd one but with a 10mm hook. I am not entirely sold on it but I might just go with it. I have trouble with this yarn and not making it too tight on the hook. I don’t know if it is something I am doing or just the yarn catching on itself. I end up tugging a lot and making stitches not the same when I put the project down then go back to it. The 11.5 helps me with that a bit.