Completed Crochet Project
Below are pictures of a finished crochet project. Finally. The yarn is Loops & Threads, Charisma, Fuchsia and Off-White. I caught it on sale throughout the year for about $2.00 a skein. The pictures give it more purple than I feel it has in person. The stitch is a zigzag, something I didn’t think I would ever know how to do. I used to think it looked way too complicated. Thanks to the book The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet (Hubert), I was able to learn the zigzag. Actually, I should not say learn, I should say able to follow the directions. Because, I am realizing that I don’t ever learn a stitch, as in I retain it and can recall it at will, but rather am able to do the stitch with ease the next time I am faced with it in a pattern.
Forgive the photography, as always. My camera is older than the hills. And since I snapped the photo stretched over the sofa the blanket looks a bit stretched out. This yarn does tend to stretch a bit but all I have to do is throw it in the washer and dryer and it comes out as good as new. Of course I have the front loading no agitator type washer (Because I got it like that!) so I don’t have to worry about it being abused much. My oldest daughter washed the blanket I made for my grandchild and it looks horrible now. Besides throwing the blanket into an old fashion washing machine that agitates, she threw it in with a furry white blanket. Now it looks like a flocked Christmas tree.
Originally the Fuchsia yarn was meant to be a cape or shawl or something similar. I crocheted rows and rows and tried different stitches but I always ended up undoing it. I was afraid that the yarn was going to look too tortured by the time I figured out something to make. Eventually I will be able to know immediately what yarn is right for what type of project. With this project, the holes are bigger on the decreases (the valleys) than I see on most zigzag projects. I did expect to see a nice pattern of holes on the increases (the mountain tops) though.