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