Alright, back to the crocheting world!!
The next venture in crochet was a big blanket for my dearest friend. I came across this blanket pattern on a blog and it is a free pattern available online here. One search on Ravelry showed the various ways in which this pattern can be modified. Many people had put up beautiful color combinations of the blanket. Some had even modified this pattern into a beautiful string bag.
I wanted to modify this pattern into a nice pink fluffy blanket. I chose two shades of pink, a lighter soft pink yarn and a slightly darker pink. For every two rows of the lighter shade, I included one row of the darker shade. The good thing about this pattern is that you can play around with colors. The original pattern uses rainbow colors. But you can essentially modify it to suit your color combinations. This afghan is so cozy for a weekend morning with a nice cup of coffee and Nora Roberts book to read. (thats right. I am a huge Nora Roberts fan! love her books)
Caron simply soft – Soft pink (two and half 6 oz. skeins)
Victorian Rose (one 6 oz. skein)
White (four 6 oz. skeins)
US size G (4.25 mm) crochet hook
Finished Dimensions: 46 X 52 in.
Modifications to the pattern: I did not add fringes to this pattern. For edging, I crocheted one row of granny stitch, one row of dc followed by single crochet rows of all three colors (soft pink, white and dark pink).
Now that I have a blue blanket and a pink blanket, I want to try out some new colors for my next Afghan project. For this I really need your help. This blanket is fall-inspired and I wanted to choose color tones like yellows, oranges, reds and browns. Should I use many different colored yarns or just a couple different ones (light and darker shades)? What do you think?
I greatly appreciate your color suggestions and inputs. Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!