I stareted this throw in January 2017 and I made a supreme effort to complete it for January 2018. I didn’t buy any new yarn but used my stash of multi coloured wool. I chose random colours and used random crochet stitches, just following my creativity.
There is nothing cosier than making a blanket ( or afghan) in the winter months. Fire lit, crochet over the lap and dog by my side. Bliss.
Way back in September last year I attended Yarndale 2015 and I’m already looking forward to Yarndale 2016! I have GOT to finish at least some of the projects that I purchased before returning and yes, you got it! Purchasing more.
One project that I invested in was a crochet throw ( or afghan ) from Attic 24. It is called Attic 24 Coast Ripple Blanket. I adore the colours with the sand, sea and surf tones it’s gorgeous.
The instructions for Coast Ripple Blanket were clear and precise but I couldn’t get a grip of it. I’m a fairly novice crocheter never having followed a pattern. I decided to abandon the Coast ripple and try a pattern that I had my eye on from Sandra Paul at http://www.cherryheart.co.uk in conjunction with Black Sheep Wools, old friends of mine.
I made a colour chart card before I started the work and this has proved an invaluable aid to sorting out the colours. It’s also a good use of one of my hundreds of postcards!
This pattern is called “Spice of Life” and is a great way to learn new stitches. It is rather like working through a sampler of crochet stitches. I am making very good progress and love the “Coast Ripple Spice of Life” throw that is emerging from my crochet hook. Cozy days ahead!