Crocheted Chevron

Sometimes out of boredom I start a craft project.  Often it is a project that requires more way more time than the few free hours I don’t know what to do with.  Such is the case with this chevron granny afghan I crocheted.  I just decided I wanted to crochet an afghan one day, and 6+ months later, I had a completed throw.  This project took extra time because I did not work on it consistently.  Had I devoted a regular amount of time to it each week, I probably could have finished it in a third of the time (about 2 months) as the rows did go fast.

This pattern was designed to use multiple colored stripes, but I went with a simple black and mint.  You make it in 4 panels, which is nice in the summer, because you don’t have to have the weight of a blanket on your lap to work on it.  Also, by working the afghan in panels, each row is fairly short.  This makes it easy to come to a good ending point if you don’t have a long chunk of time to work on it.

A friend of mine described this throw as a mix between modern and vintage.  It is cute, warm, and just reminds me of home.  So if you are looking for a cute and versatile throw look no further because the time commitment was totally worth it.

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This is my favorite thing to wrap up in while watching tv.  In fact, I’m snuggled in it right now!

~ D

 

 

Crochet Slippers

Happy New Year!

I love to crochet.  Especially easy quick things.  I get too distracted and want to move on if the project is going to take more than a few days.

These slippers were the perfect thing to make at a craft party that some of my friends and I had at the end of the semester.
Each slipper takes about an hour to make if you sit and do it all at once.
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I was also making size 9 slippers but I made some small changes to the original instructions:
  • I used a size H hook, because I didn’t have a G at home.  
  • I did a total of 10 rounds instead of 13 for the toe.
  • For Rows 11-15 (The first group of straight rows) I made 20 double crochet.
  • For Rows 16-19 I increased by one dc at the beginning of each row. (Row 19 has 24 stitches.)
  • Row 20 (This is important to make the heel round): I did 8 double crochet, then yarned over, put the hook under the next two stitches and finished the double crochet (this pulls two stitches together into one stitch).  I repeated this 3 more times, then did 8 regular double crochet.

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For the bows: I chained 40 with the biggest hook I had.  Then tied it in a bow and stitched it on the slipper.
I love these slippers.  They are snug when you first make them, but stretch out nicely.  They are light and warm and oh so easy!
Happy Pinning!
~ D