Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
I thought I would give an update on the crochet fun I have been having recently. Thanks to some cold weather, I have been a bit of a crocheting fiend over the last few days. I finally finished a little Corner to Corner blanket for my niece.
If you remember earlier this month, I shared with you all that I would be working on a blanket each month for each of my family members for gifts for Christmas. I know, insanely early to be bringing up the “C” word…haha. However, all my crocheters know that the sooner you get started the better the chances are that you actually are able to finish and even save yourself the insanity of last minute crocheting.
Now, this blanket is for my youngest niece, she will be two in September. I picked Premier Yarns Sweet Rolls, in the color Gelato. I thought the colors weren’t too loud and they offered a soft “girly” vibe. The yarn is really soft which is a perk for a sweet little angel who loves her “softies.” To crochet this number, I used a 5.5mm hook.
This project took four rolls, this includes my border. With that being said, I worked a normal Corner to Corner pattern. In this yarn, which changes colors on its own and no two rolls have the exact same run of colors. This enables every roll to come out in a different and adds a unique twist to the blanket. I have written the best pattern I could come up with as to how to work a Corner to Corner on this site, just look up, “That Corner to Corner Thang,” and you can see how I work this pattern.
For the border, I didn’t want it to be too insanely detailed. When I crochet for munchkins, I keep in mind that the younger they are, the less “wowed” they are by details. They love color and they love something soft. Obviously the older the gift receiver, the more apt they are to appreciate very detailed work. For instance, the Virus blanket that I have been working on is going to an adult. Of course, that blanket will be featured on it’s own post once completed. So, I simply crocheted single crochets all the way around blanket to form a foundation row, with a second row of single crochet to finish off my blanket.
*Edit* When I finished typing this, I got to watching crocheting videos on YouTube and came across a tutorial on the Reverse single Crochet…I couldn’t call this blanket finished until I added a row of this interesting stitch. Haha!
When I set this blanket goal, I knew that in order to make this goal achievable, I had to pick a certain kind of pattern. Each blanket will be different, or at least I am hoping to make every blanket different. Not just by color, but by pattern as well. So, I am looking during breaks of crocheting and krafting, at patterns and picking out what pattern and colors, I would like for each family member. While I am researching, I am keeping in mind that the pattern needs to be very simple and easy to work up quickly. This will help in the long run to be able to make all twelve blankets.
This is starting off well and I am happy that I am making good headway on my goal. I am confident that I will not be that psychotic yarn lady, that finds herself screaming out her stitch count, and mumbling to herself how far behind she is, come December. While this would make for a hilarious video to be leaked on YouTube, it doesn’t exactly paint a happy future for me. Haha.
As always, I will be keeping you up to date with all of my krafting adventures and progresses of projects. In the meantime, feel free to follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/kraftaholicmommy and Instagram at instagram.com/alishia_blount I post on these platforms between uploads on here.
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