So that means I have at least 50 more hexagons to make. I have plenty of yarn, so I might as well keep going. I just wish joining the hexagons didn’t take so long.
I’ve finished crocheting all of the hexagons. Now I’m just doing bonus ones so it’ll be bigger. I have plenty of yarn to make it twice the size it is. We’ll see what I can complete in two weeks before the class that covers crocheting the hexagons together.
The Amethyst Brook Crocheted Afghan is the pattern I’ve been waiting for. I’ve been collecting colors of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool for years now, waiting for just the right afghan pattern to come along. When I saw the sample afghan for this new Valley Yarns pattern sitting in customer service at work I gasped and new instantly that THIS was the pattern I was waiting for.
I assumed I would grow tired of making so many hexagons. All those ends, all those color changes are so tedious. But instead, each one was exciting to make. Each one was one step closer to my finished afghan that I’ve been waiting years to have.
So I’m about half way through the afghan. I’m still not sure how I’m going to choose the final placement of hexagons…random or deliberate placement??? I’m not sure.
Pattern: Crocheted Woven Stitch Pattern with fringe
Yarn: Valley Yarns 8/2 Tencel and Brooks Farm Riata
Sharlene at work is an amazing crocheter. She came in one day with a finished scarf I knew I just had to make. This is my version of it. I finished this in one weekend. Could I possibly be turning into a crocheter?
Pattern: Fun in the Sun Hat by Annette Petavy from Interweave Crochet Spring 2007
Yarn: Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy color 289, only one ball!
Hook: Size G
Size: Smaller than the pattern so it would fit Ella
Pattern Alterations: I added some shaping between the top and the sides of the hat for a smoother transition. I never did a gauge swatch and so found it necessary to add some more increases on the sides.
This is my first crochet project outside of class. I’ve been planning to make this hat for awhile now and thought it would be perfect to take on our trip this past weekend. Ella loves her new hat, so it’s a success! It was so satisfying to finish a project in such a short amount of time. And I love the Ty-Dy, so easy to work with and really soft.