I’ve not really done a crochet WIP show and tell on the blog since last year but it is about time I do one again because I’ve fallen into that rather annoying trap of having more than one on the go.
Is it really a trap though, because if you’ve followed me for a while and know my reading habits, you can guess that there’s no way on earth I can only focus on one thing at a time. I need multiple books or crochet projects to keep me going so if I’m not in the mood for one of them on one day, I can switch to the other pretty easily.
I have 4 projects at the moment, 2 of which are going to be big, household projects, and 2 that I just decided to do spur of the moment because I felt like trying out the yarn and the stitch pattern.
So let’s get to them!
Green Green Grass Shell Throw/Blanket
This is one of the big projects I started a month or so ago because I knew it would take me a while to complete. Of course I am nowhere near finished as this throw needs to be quite big to cover part of the couch which is huge. It’s a pretty tall task as I want to have it done by Mother’s Day, and for us in the UK, that’s 31st March.
It’s worked in the trusty Stylecraft Special DK (which I use nearly all the time) in colours, Meadow, Pistachio, Khaki, and Bottle. The shells are working up pretty nicely although it feels like it’s slow going at times due to all the chain rounds in between the shells. It’s also a yarn eater which is not helpful at all. Hopefully, I’ll be able to sit down with it later and finish the Khaki round because once I’ve done that I’ll feel like I’m succeeding with it.
Double V-Stitch Table Runner
I’m not entirely sure on the proper name of this stitch but it works up exactly like a v-stitch except there are 2 triple crochets (double in the US) and 2 chains in the same stitch, so the Double V-Stitch is my name for it.
Anyway, I found the pattern on Jayda InStitches YT channel (a new favourite!) and although she makes it up as a scarf, I thought it was a great pattern for a table runner because it looked lacy and fancy yet substantial enough to withstand plates, dishes and the like. I’m using Sirdar Cotton DK in shades Grey Dawn (520), Larkin (506) and Breeze (542), and I’m hoping for another big project that it will work up pretty quickly as it’s the same row repeated until I get to the length I want. I’m not sure how long I want it to be at the moment but it needs to be pretty long to straddle the dining room table. I’m also hoping to finish this one by Mother’s Day too. It’s either going to be this or the throw so if one of them is done, then that’s perfectly fine by me. I really like working it up and it’s mindless crocheting whilst listening to an audiobook or watching tv.
Hayfield Blossom Corner to Corner Baby Blanket
I don’t have a proper name for this blanket yet as it was a spur of the moment project that I had to start working up even though I’ve no idea who I’ll gift it to when I’m done. All I know is that I love this yarn (Hayfield Baby Blossom Chunky shade 0351 – Bluebell) and I initially planned to knit with it but I couldn’t get my tension right for the blanket pattern so I decided to crochet a corner to corner stitch with it instead. Even though the pink and green flecks don’t always reach the full length of a row, I still really like it and it’s a joy to work up. If I sat down now and did it, I could finish the main body in a few hours. It also makes a nice change from working with a load of greens! All the different shades of blue make me think of spring and nice sunny days!
The ‘scrap’ being that I started making this out of scraps of yarn left over from my sister’s blanket, and I wanted to practise the corner to corner stitch. I initially worked this up late December/early January but I bagged it up whilst yarn organising and completely forgot about it until now! Again, I don’t know what I’m going to do with this blanket once I’m done but I’m in no rush to complete it. Maybe I’ll put it back in the stash for now and get it out when I’m urgent-WIP free!
4 projects, and only 1 that is close to being a finished project. I need to get my act together and finish these before starting anything else!
Are any of you crafters out there working on projects?
How many projects do you have on the go, or are you that rare someone who can only focus on one WIP at once?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!