On My… Hook

I figured out what my next project is!  Yay!

It’s a simple, stripey, crochet blanket.  I haven’t crocheted in a long time, and I haven’t made a blanket in years, so I figured it was about time.

I love crocheting blankets, even more than knitting them.  Crochet goes so much faster than knitting, is much thicker (in other words, cozier) than knitting, and you don’t have to worry about it rolling up on you like stockinette.  It’s really the best thing for blanket-making.

I picked three shades of gray (OK, two shades of gray, plus black), along with a lovely medium blue for a pop of color.  (Jo-Ann’s was having a pretty good sale on Lion Brand Wool Ease, so I stocked up.  It might not be the fanciest yarn, but it’s soft, warm, and sturdy- perfect for blankets.)  I cast on about 5 feet of stitches (I didn’t even bother counting- another thing I like about crochet- it’s so easy to improvise!), and started working in a simple V-stitch.  I’ve made a handful of V-stitch blankets before.  They always look good, work up quickly and stay looking nice for years.  I’m kind of winging the stripe pattern, but I think I like how it’s turning out.  I just hope I got enough yarn!  (Though, if I end up having to go back to Jo-Ann’s, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world…)

Do you ever dabble in crochet?

3 thoughts on “On My… Hook

  1. Sue H-m

    Really love those colors, great job!
    I do crochet a bit, for the same reasons–faster, cozier and a nice switch when I need to feel that I finished a fast project.
    I have a nice stash of the Bernat Blanket yarn (Also bought at JoAnn’s sale!) And a cool pattern for crochet storage baskets that I plan to make–i think these will make the rest of my stash look a lot cuter and more acceptable to my husband’s eye–God love him, he never complains about my stash, so the least I can do is make it look good for him! (Stash justification IS a thing) 😉

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