Craft

My Crochet Works in Progress

One of my favorite things about the holidays is having a little extra time to crochet. I know that sounds crazy with the hustle and bustle of shopping, baking, and decorating. But once that finally settles down, I usually curl up with my latest project and crochet until my fingers hurt. Yarn is something I always take when I visit family. I can work on a project and still hold conversations. Crocheting always makes me slow down, enjoy time, and reset.

There’s no screen, just the comforting repetitive motions of yarn over a hook.

Today I’m sharing the projects I want to finish (don’t ask how many works in progress I have) as well as some that I’ve had my eye on starting.

Yellow Baby Blanket

This blanket has been in my yarn basket under the coffee table for at least 2 years. When I started it, I loved it. But then I ran out of yellow yarn. Recently, I picked this back up and am determined to finish it in 2018.

It’s 120 stitches wide with bands of alternating stitches using an H hook. 5 rows of half double crochets are followed by 3 rows of alternating puff and chain stitches. (Each puff is – yarn over and pull up a loop 3x, yarn over and draw through all loops.)

Rippled Stripes Baby Blanket

This is the second of this blanket to cross my hook. Baby blankets are my go to when I want an easy project, and there always seems to be someone having a baby to give them to. The first time I made this, each color band took about half a skein so now I’m using up the other halves.

For this rippled blanket, ch 131 stitches with an I hook. Hdc in the next 8 stitches, 3 hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 8 stitches, skip 2 and repeat across. Each colored stripe is 9 rows tall.

Chunky Yarn Thoughts

I have some chunky yarns that I caught on sale at Michael’s and Aldi. You heard that right. Aldi had yarn! Don’t skip the magical Aldi finds aisle. You never know what you’ll come across.

Anyway, I’m a little baby blanketed out. Now that the weather is getting chilly, I want to make some infinity scarves for myself. But for this yarn, do I want to make a throw pillow? These colors would match perfectly in our living room.

What’s works in progress or cool yarn do you have lurking around to pick up this holiday season?

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