Last time I blogged about knitting. I can knit. But I can’t crochet. My mother never succeeded in teaching me. I can nearly crochet, though. I can make a square suitable for blankets by crocheting round, but I can’t go up a level to the next round. So I stop, turn round, and go back the other way. See Exhibit A.
So I’ve decided my next project will be a blanket made entirely out of crochet squares. I sometimes used both kinds, knitted and crocheted, for a blanket, but it got a bit confusing. With crochet squares, the colours start in the middle and radiate outwards. But knitting produces striped squares. All the patterns went in different directions and looked untidy. If I use nothing but crocheted squares the end result will look much more Op Art. By the end of 2015 I hope to have enough squares – these are 6 and half inches across, so 11 by 11 will make a blanket nearly six feet square. That’s 121 in total and I’ve already made 8. This will be easy…or at least, I hope it will be fun.