I hope this finds you well. Checking in with a couple of my current crochet doings. The first is a wonderful baby blanket that uses a traditional corner-to-corner technique, and Bernat Velvet yarn in color Smokey Blue. I love this shade of blue – it’s almost periwinkle. The finished article will be for a special lady I work with who is expecting soon.
C2C is so fun and fast-moving. It is actually the first time I’ve tried this technique, and I went out on a limb and used velvet yarn, not being sure if it would hold a stitch well. I found that it works beautifully with a 6.50mm hook. You can find a basic and free C2C tutorial here.
It occurred to me before starting the blanket that I wanted something soft and squishy, washable, and simply designed. I opted for this velvet yarn from my stash that has been patiently waiting for its purpose. I had a limited amount of it, however, so this C2C method is perfect, because when I reach a half-way point (a triangle) of an acceptable length/width, I can simply turn back and know I have enough yarn to finish. This will take approximately 2 skeins (600g) of the velvet yarn.
The other WIP I’m sharing is a shawl called Soul of the Sea, a pattern by Mark at The Guy with the Hook. This one uses an entire Scheepjes Whirl and a 3.5mm hook. My color choice is 782 Brambleberry, a mix of vibrant blues and purples.
The pattern is decidedly more complex than my C2C project. There is always a fair amount of counting involved with Mark’s patterns, but they are well worth the effort. I’ll post again when I’ve advanced a bit more with the color changes. Until then, be well!