If you are a regular follower you may have noticed that WIP Wednesday this week was missing. I’ve been on a serious mission as I needed the satisfaction of completing a project. Last weekend I measured my daughter’s chevron blanket and it was 78cm long, I was aiming for 1m so I knew if I really focused I could finish. It was my car crochet project, so progress had been slow. I retrieved it from the car and ‘allowed’ it in the house so I could crack on. The pattern was simple enough that I could pick it up and just work a row or two in quiet moments, but also repetitive and almost meditative so I could work in it for longer periods and get lost in it. (However, I’m not in a hurry to make a blanket entirely using double crochet (US single) again!)
Once I’d made it to 1m I filled in the chevrons (see this tutorial), and the search for a border began. I found the perfect one, the wave stitch (often known as reverse shells too). I had a couple of false starts as using treble crochets it was too tall so I swapped to half trebles with doubles at the base, then the blanket began to ripple so I frogged a whole side and started again, leaving one stitch between each pattern repeat to spread them out more (this worked a treat!) It took a few hours to complete as it was quite intricate, but I think it looks like fluffy clouds around the rainbow chevrons.
My daughter was very pleased with her blanket and asked if I made it using ‘trochet’. I now need to find another car crochet project…
Have you finished anything this week? How long had you been working on it for? Please share!