Cozying Up In Winter

I LOVE winter… second to autumn, partly because I tend to run hot so I am far more comfortable in colder weather. Also because I adore wearing layers, sweaters, colourful scarves, mitts, and hats are amazing. But I think what I love the most is the feeling of winter, cozying up with a mug of something warm and crafting.

 

What I have been working on for the past few weeks is an afghan. I have been teaching myself to crochet so thought why not go big and attempt to crochet an afghan for my mom. What I have been using for reference ( stitching techniques as well as pattern ideas) is the Crochet: The Complete Guide .  I found the instructions clear and concise and love that in addition to the written instructions for the pattern they also have the pattern in a chart form, which I find far easier to understand. The Pattern I choose was 42 Ocean Swells on pg. 92, a pattern that seemed to have more detail then then other patterns featured in the book before it.

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In the final afghan I used almost 2 balls of Red Heart yarn in 16oz. balls, and it took about 3 weeks to make (very dedicated weeks). The final result measures about 40×60″.

You can find the pattern online on Ravelry or this exact pattern through Pinterest .

Happy Crafting everyone!

13 thoughts on “Cozying Up In Winter

  1. You actually make it appear really easy with your presentation however I to find this matter to be actually one thing which I believe I would by no means understand. It kind of feels too complicated and very vast for me. I’m having a look forward on your next put up, I’ll attempt to get the hold of it!

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    1. I for quite a while found it very daunting to try and follow any type of pattern, but once I realized that I could easily understand the chart rather then the written instructions it made it far easier to attempt to make anything. Now I just avoid any pattern that doesn’t have it laid out in a chart form as well as the written pattern. I suggest if you are wanting to try out different crochet pattens make a specific size of square and just keep trying out patterns to that size. My Gramma actually did that once with knitting, she knit 1 foot by 1 foot squares all in cream, but all different patterns then in the end attached then to make an afghan! It makes it seem far easier to achieve when its a series of small squares rather then an entire blanket.

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