Isn't it gorgeous. I love how the stitches make those wonderful diamonds. And the colors are just so warm and inviting. This one is also a gift and I can't wait to give it to that person.
I found this pattern on Pinterest. It is a free pattern from the Canada Michael's site that you can find here. I love scouring Pinterest for beautiful, interesting and new to me crochet patterns.
I used a yarn I have never used before that I bought at Hobby Lobby. The brand is "I Love This Yarn!" And I have to say I definitely agree with the name. It is 100% acrylic, so soft and so easy to work with. It comes in 7oz skeins and is only $3.99 each at our Hobby Lobby but was on sale when I purchased it.
I used the colors:
White - 3 skeins
Graymist (the light grey) - 3 skeins ( but you will have most of one skein left Greybeard (the dark grey) - 2 skeins.
I used a "J" crochet hook to make this afghan. The size is approximately 44 x 54.
This pattern is not without its challenges. A large portion of the pattern is obtained by making an 8 double crochet backpost stitch ( 8dcbp ) that makes the ridges around each diamond you see. It did take me a couple tries to get the gist of the pattern down. But after I made a couple of rows I was able to move along quite easily. Usually they have a skill level but I didn't see one on this pattern so I would have to say it is medium on the hard scale - it's definitely not for beginners. Would I make this pattern again? I really doubt it. Don't get me wrong I love this afghan - the pattern, the texture, the beauty of the stitches however I do like a pattern that I can mindlessly do and watch TV or have a conversation with someone and this is not it - you really have to keep your mind on what you are doing or you are ripping out stitches and redoing. Don't ask me how I know this.
So here it is all ready to go to its new home. It really does go so well in our new living room redo. I wonder if anyone would notice if I made a different one to gift? Hmmm....
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Until next time - enjoy creating something you love.
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