Hi, y’all! So this has been a WIP for about 2 months now and I’m finally able to show you a decent amount of work… I’ve been addicted to Spring colors lately so don’t mind this off-season palette..
Cotton 8 is a fingering weight yarn, which I thought I would not enjoy, but it turns out I’ve really grown fond of these tiny motifs, so I think I’ll be making more small gauge patterns. For this yarn I used a size 3.25mm (D) hook. Coming from a long history of worsted weight with a size 6.5mm (K) hook, that’s saying a lot!
(Side note: Don’t you feel like when you switch back and forth between large and small hooks, the large hook feels a bit like crocheting with a log?? Maybe just me lol)
Alert – we have pompoms in the house… I repeat: Pompoms. In. The house.
Of course the wonderful thing about blankets is that you don’t have to pay much attention to gauge – I think that’s one reason I love them so much! – so you can use any thickness yarn with your favorite accompanying hook and still get a gorgeous piece. Check out results of my other Cotton 8 play-times.
If you didn’t notice, I threw an olive green into the mix for these motifs. Another quirk in my long history of crochet is that I often pair olive with mint. I just think those two colors together are so beautiful. You can see in the photo above, I couldn’t resist sitting them next to one another. So pretty!
It’s like an unexpected cool and warm pairing – for some reason it just works.
Okay, but back to this sun-shiny blanket – I got requests to make the pattern release before the holidays, and I think I can do it, y’all! But it may be a by-a-nose win – I’ll get chugging along on it though. In the meantime I have a quickie pattern for a sparkly holiday garland in the works – stay tuned 🙂