|Corner to Corner crochet|
Because of the increasing (or decreasing at the end of each row), I would consider this blanket at the intermediate level. Just as a personal tip, I also watched a number of YouTube videos to make sure I had started the pattern of increasing correctly before getting too far into the project.
The thing about crocheting any blanket typically is... it's super boring. Seriously. You get the initial chain stitch down for as wide as the blanket needs to be, and then go back and forth, back and forth, same number of rows and columns, repeating the same crochet pattern over and over until a blanket starts to form. This is great if you are on a plane, or in a waiting room somewhere and don't want to count rows, but for me, after a day or two, the endless back and forth feels more like a drudgery to me than a fun crafty side project. Enter in corner to corner crochet!
|My first attempt at corner to corner. Hook used is a 5.0 mm (H) Crochet hook|
|Corner to corner, this got me really excited when I saw the rows change on their own.|
|The most beautiful pile of pastel rainbow yarn ever|
|It's working, it's really working!|
|Thanks for helping me Vivi!|
Oh and be it noted, no matter how warm it is outside, crochet will attract your kitties, they love to "help" by laying directly on your work.
|Haley, the softest kitty in the known universe (aka Fluffy butt) "helping" me crochet|
|Decreasing suddenly makes a square edge appear along the sides - neato!|
|Tying off loose ends... it's actually quite the task|
|Rainbow stripes o'plenty|
Here is it draped over a chair. I just love how it turned out!
The next day I took it outside to get some shots of the colors "in the wild".
Unicorns would definitely approve of this blanket, so many colors!
|Candied yarn - love the color changes!|
|Flat facing on the front of the blanket, loops on the back side border.|
This blanket is warm and soft, but not too heavy. It's perfect for family movie nights in our new chair. It was immediately claimed by my eldest, as you can see here... she's ready for a bowl of popcorn.
|Vivian says this blanket is "hers" now.|