News from the Crackpot Crochet Corner

by Nancy

I’ve been doing some crochet lately, as well. I’ve finished all the little squares for my scarf (just as the weather is finally warming up!), but I haven’t been happy with any of the joining methods I’ve tried so far. So, I’ve put it aside to ponder a bit more and try to find out more about joining method options.

I’m slowly continuing on my crochet cardigan, though I have to admit I’m finding it kind of monotonous. I may just have too short an attention span to be a sweater kind of person. I’m hoping that I’ll feel motivated to do some serious work on it on our next long car trip, whenever that is.

But the fun thing I’ve been doing the last two months is participating in a Crochet Along on Ravelry, a web site for knitters and crocheters, which Rebecca introduced to me. It’s a lot like a Block-a-month quilt project. You crochet an afghan square or two each month and then at the end of the year, you have enough squares for a blanket. The leader of the Crochet Along picks the square each month, and then everyone posts what they are working on, so you get to see lots of different color options. It’s fun! For this one, there are two 12″ squares and a 6″ square option each month. You can do one or all of them, depending on your interest. I’ve been doing one 12″ square and four 6″ squares each month, so far. Here’s a look at what I’ve done. From left to right are my February 12″ square, two of my January 6″ squares (I have two more that are the same as those), and my January 12″ square.  I’m working on the February 6″ squares now.


2 Responses to “News from the Crackpot Crochet Corner”

  1. Marty says:

    This looks like a lot of fun. I especially like the heart for February. It looks 3-dimensional. Is it? I, too, like smaller, more varied projects. Let’s all chalk it up to enjoying creativity.

  2. Nancy says:

    Yes, it is 3-dimensional. The pink stitches in the center are popcorn stitches, which puff out a little. The pink heart is picot stitches, which stick up quite a bit. Both of those are stitches I’ve never done before!

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