It feels great to crochet again. I totally forgot how fast it goes and how wonderfully squishy and dense the resulting fabric is. And playing with all these colors feels like coloring with a brand new pack of Crayola – the possibilities are ripe and ready. For a while, I was considering joining the Giant Granny crochet-along on ravelry. I was seriously tempted since it looks like so much fun and people are whipping out some beauties. I’ve been meaning to make this blanket for a long time, though. Now’s as good a time as any to finally do it.
The tutorial I am using for this blanket is this one here. There’s another excellent tutorial over here which is pretty much the same thing. Six of one; half a dozen of the other, really. I think one uses a couple of extra stitches at the corners of the squares, and one has you chain 4 for the center ring as opposed to the the 5 stitches the other recommends. Really, you cannot go wrong with either tutorial. The only change I made was that I used a magic ring instead of the chain for the center ring because I prefer a tighter crochetnus. That’s just me. Heh. Also, I charted it out. I work better with charts than with written instructions. I’d be happy to share the chart with you all once I spiff it up a bit. Right now, it’s a mess of scrawled symbols but still perfectly intelligible to me.
I’ve only got 18 circles done so far, but the night is young, my friends….