I’ve just finished the biggest item I’ve ever crocheted, and it’s a ‘real’ item: a baby blanket.
It’s taken a long time to get here. It seems like another lifetime when I was making, failing and re-making my cream squares for the crochet-a-long. Where would it end?
After the squares and corners were all done, I next made the centre star. It was kind of like doing a gigantic snowflake, working in the round, using easy granny stitches.
I was pleased with myself when I could increase the stitch heights from dc, htr, tr to dtr just by knowing the stitches and without having to check instructions.
It can get hot working with a large woolly item in your lap in the summer. So I rested the work on my homemade timber slab-stool, like a tray. Even better, the stool is made with open slats so there is lots of airflow. I sat many hours recovering from the flu, watching the cricket and crocheting on my slab – bliss!
Finally I finished the star and next was sewing together – another first for me.
I checked different methods and went with this one. I still don’t know whether it was the best choice, which is kind of exciting because it means there is more to discover yet.
Completing with the victory border rounds was a relief – an end in sight! When I made the big black granny, I took mum’s advice and added one more round of double crochet.
This was to dissolve a baffling mystery corner that was sticking out, and to ‘finish off’ the edge.
So I did the same here with a final border round of dc. You can see the finish is much more solid than without.
So that, for me, was mammoth. The question is, will I ever make something so ‘big’ again? I can’t even fathom a bedspread.