A murder you say? Oh I mean you say, “a murder you say?”. Well I was trying to be clever. I think I may have succeeded, but I may just be deluding myself. So I spent about 3 whole minutes trying to think of a title for my discussion of learning to crochet? And to myself I thought, hey crochet could be mistaken for crow-chet. So you put together crows and a stitch technique, a murder of stitches. Yup may just be delusional. Well I didn’t want to talk about being a hooker, so I did the best I could.
Now why would I suddenly take up crochet (see the difference from knitting here) when I just in the previous post was talking about limiting the number of projects and having deadlines. Well I looked to my sister for advice in choosing the baby blanket design. And she suggested argyle, and something about the appealedto me strongly. The problem then was would I have an ugly side or not. Because normally argyle is for socks and vests, both which only have one side that everyone sees. But a blanket is different, and with a baby you might want to be able to use both sides. So one pattern I found with both sides looking good was through double knitting. I have already practiced double knitting for warm hats, so the only thing I worried about was how much more yarn it would use. The second pattern I saw was done through crochet. Since I am currently waiting for the yarn to arrive (I couldn’t order until I had an idea of how much I needed and that was difficult without know how I would work the design or how big a baby blanket is. Seriously why is there not a given measurementlike for twin size quilts), I had time to see if crochetwould be possible within the time limit. So I found the random crochet hook I have (I don’t know probably from my inheritence from my grandmother) and found some online videos. I learned how to do three different stitches, including the one used in the pattern in Candy Tots. So I now know I could possibly make the blanket this way, I just need to get to a library 19 miles away. 19 miles is much further when you think of the traffic congestion and that I have no car, but I may be able to work it. But I’m not sure how I feel about the crochet look. So I still have not decided. This last picture is the stitch that would be used for the blanket. Let me know what you think.