Following my post about the crochet afghan and it having 13 white squares, I decided to follow the advice of my fellow bloggers and make square 13 using different colours, therefore meaning it could be called square 12b or 14a! I thought a heart would look lovely as a centrepiece, surrounded by 4 squares with our initials on. I proceeded to Google ‘heart crochet patterns’ and there are about 1,232000 of them!*
I took the opportunity to try some out, call it an audition if you like, to find the best one for my centrepiece. None of the three that I made have exactly blown me away so it looks like tomorrow night may see me return to ploughing through all of the patterns to find ‘the one’. They are all sweet little hearts but they just aren’t ‘pretty’ enough for me. Of course, once I’ve found the one I want I then have to work out how to turn it into a square!
All of this means progress is a little bit slow-I could carry on just making the other 76 squares I need but I somehow feel that the middle square needs my undivided attention for now. At the moment it seems to involve making something, frogging it and repeating until the wool is a bit fuzzy from being manhandled too much and I have to bin it. Despite not actually producing anything I am really enjoying the experimenting and designing process. Fingers crossed it actually leads me to the finished product I have in my head!
*Not an exact number, I got bored after the first 3 pages.
What’s your favourite part of your craft? Do you sometimes just spend ages experimenting but not producing anything?