This is my big crochet project at the moment. 😃I have folded it in half in the picture.
The starting row consisted of 199 chain stitches! I had to start over a couple of times when I thought I had 199 stitches and then at the end of row 1, after adding lots and lots of treble stitches (double stitches) it didn’t match up! ☹️ But I finally started adding stitch markers on every 50th stitch, so it was easier to count. Why didn’t I do that the first time?
Well, this is my third blanket. 🙂 As you can see I have white between every colored stripes and I have five colors (well, six colors; white is a color too…) I am now doing the pink again, repeating the color combo. So after pink, I will make white and then blue again etc.
I have crochet about 33 cm so far, having started in August (don’t remember the exact date). The width is about 95 cm, plus some sort of edge later when the lenght is right. I haven’t decided the length yet.
It depends on the yarns I have. I know that they sell white, pink and orange in the shops, but I’m not sure about blue, green and purple. They may not be available any more… I have lots of yarn in plastic bags. I might find more of the yarn I need. I could also try and ask the members of the knit & crochet café that started again last Monday.
It has a soft wavy pattern, increasing at the tops and decreasing in the valleys.
I crochet three rows of each color before moving to a new color. The pattern is from a Finnish magazine called Kauneimmat käsityöt (1/2016) but I am using an other type of yarn and not the same colors. I don’t remember what size their blanket was. I crochet with the same brand as the previous blankets and the socks (Novita, 7 brothers, or 7 veljestä as it is called in Finnish.
If I’m having a good day, I can crochet maybe 3-6 rows per day. There are nearly 200 stitches per row, so one row takes quite some time!
Other things I’m doing is the earlier mentioned bookmarks, but I have not done much to those yet. I started crocheting a little bear at the knit & crochet café on Monday, but haven’t done anything else to it during the rest of the week. I might crochet a little later tonight.
But now I am going to finish the second row of pink. 🙂