Almost totally against his will, I decided earlier in the year that the BF’s Christmas present was going to be a crocheted blanket. I fancied getting into crochet, and thought the deadline of Christmas would spur me on to actually finish a craft project for once in my life (it hasn’t). Nevertheless, he’s getting a blanket one day, and he’s bloody well going to enjoy it.
|I used a 3.5 crochet hook and wool purchased from Francis Iles|
As you can see I’ve gone for a patriotic theme of checkered navy, red and white. I thought about getting creative with a more complicated pattern, but then I thought to my self “Woah, Nelly. Calm down. Take it easy”. I didn’t want to overdo it and scare myself off. I think it looks kind of great though! Starting to take shape at least, even if it isn’t in time for Chrimbo.
The pattern is a basic single wool granny square, repeated about fifty million times. It looks more complicated than it is, I promise. I had zilch experience before embarking on the mission, and learnt in an hour via beginner crochet Youtube videos uploaded by Bethintx1. These are pretty handy little videos, even if she does tell you to pause the video a hundred thousand times to catch up. We need to look past that, people.
Now, guilty as charged, these pictures are a little old now (don’t judge me) and so I’ve progressed a little further and finished off all the skeins of wool. I’m a teensy bit proud of myself, and there aren’t a lot of things that are as satisfying as finishing a skein of wool. I did also feel ever so slightly bereft though…poor me. I’ve got to repurchase the wool again, and I think once they’re through, then I’ll sew the granny squares together and a blanket will be born!