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Day 85/365: My Current Afghan Project

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3.26.2015

I don’t think I’ve told you about my current afghan.  I started it last week, and this is what it looked like then:

3.20.2015

Yesterday’s blog post shows you a photo of my progress, but I’ll also repeat the photo here, for visual comparison:

3.25.2015

The yarn is TLC Amore by Red Heart.  It’s a blend of 80% acrylic and 20% nylon.  The color is Garnet.  When I bought this particular yarn several years ago, it was on sale and I really liked the color.  There were five skeins left in the bin, so I purchased all five.  At the time, I thought I would use the yarn to make a crocheted sweater, poncho, or wrap– something that I could wear, because the color was so pretty.  Then I got it home and tried to crochet a base chain just to start a gauge swatch, and I got frustrated.  The color and texture of the yarn made it hard to see where I needed to insert the hook to crochet my stitches.  I set the yarn aside and didn’t go back to it again until last week.

This time, I did some experimenting with different sizes of hooks and came up with the idea to double the yarn and use a jumbo hook.  I played around with different stitch patterns and settled on the basic seed stitch, which I’ve also seen referred to as the moss stitch.  I’m almost done with the first two skeins and will have to add two more skeins soon.  It’s shaping up to be a decent size, at least bigger than a baby blanket, and it’s very soft, so I think it will turn out to be a pretty nice afghan.  This one I might keep.  Maybe.

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Author: FC5

Happily married and childfree by choice. Licensed clinical psychologist at a state prison for men. I work four 10-hour days in exchange for a 3-day weekend, every weekend. Outside of that, I appreciate my freedom and enjoy a life of various creative pursuits.

2 thoughts on “Day 85/365: My Current Afghan Project

  1. Pingback: Day 88/365: Feeling Under the Weather | 365 Days Handmade

  2. Pingback: Day 116/365: Crocheted Garnet Afghan, Completed | 365 Days Handmade

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