You only have to look at crochet blankets on Pinterest to see a real trend for stripes. Vibrant rainbow ones, vintage pastel colours, ripple stripes, chevrons, stripes worked in rounds-you name it, it’s there. I love stripes, because as much as changing colour can seem like a faff, I get really bored if I’m using the same colour for a whole project. Also (showing my impatient side again) it gives me something to break down the project into smaller steps and stops me from giving up or getting bored!
Part of the fun of stripes is organising the colours and planning out a sequence. Lucy at Attic24 uses these yarn pegs to help out. I quite like the idea and.tried it myself using shades of purple when I are a corner to corner cushion.
Here are a few projects of mine using stripes:
I have many more plans for stripy projects! Are you a fan of stripes? Have you made anything stripy that you’ve been really pleased with?
I’m linking this up to Wool in Sundays with Janine at Rainbow Hare.