Oh, boy! Am I ever sucked into my annual crochet binge. In addition to the 3 blankies in progress, I decided to start another one.
This was a trial run in a variegated yarn. I like it, but an entire blankie out of it would be way, way too busy. I think that knitting handles variegated yarns better than crochet most of the time. Here's another motif that is also too busy.
Pretty, maybe as a scarf, but not as a blanket. Actually, now that I'm looking at it here, I think I'll make more of these and really do a scarf. But maybe not in this yarn. Who knows? Whatever.
So then I went off to the Stitching Bee, and bought a bunch of DK yarns, all machine washable and mostly acrylic, 'cause you know that is what I like to do blankies in. Decided to use the pattern for the first pic, More V's, please. I found it on Ravelry, it's free (always delightful), and beyond fun to hook.
I changed the pattern only in that I did 2 rows instead of 3 on the v-stitch area.
I also did a bunch of dyeing yesterday, but I'll post that later, just so you can enjoy all this hooky goodness.
Susie - The squares are actually about 7", so they are not teensy, and they will get another row or two with my outline color, maybe off-white. I'm not sure yet of what I want to use, so I'll do some more and then decide. Once I pick the border color, then I'll start joining them as I go along. Otherwise I'll yell and scream if I have to do these all at the same time.
PandaBearofDoom - I like the first one as a stand-alone piece. Maybe If I did a few row border in a solid, I'd like it more for a blankie, but I only have one skein of the yarn, dyed it a long time ago, and have no idea what I did, so I can't duplicate it.
katiemckinna - Thanks.
myhookandyarnadventure - It is very tricky using variegateds on crochet, especially on these granny squares. I have had great luck using them in scarves, particularly in a ziazag pattern. Those yarns work if you are looking for a sort of Monet look to your scarf.