I had every intention of writing an entry every week, but lately it feels like I blink and a month has gone by. Anyway, I am here now, and only a week or so late!
I have been mostly working on little blankets to donate to the kitties at our local animal shelter, Lollypop Farm. It’s a great way to practice new stitches while busting those scraps. And do I have scraps to bust! The best part is that a sweet kitty will have a cozy place to rest his butt while waiting for a forever home.
A great place to find new stitches is New Stitch a Day. There are about a bazillion stitches on this site, for crochet and knitting, with awesomely clear, concise video tutorials.
I made this one with the Grit stitch:
This stitch is really tight and compact. I think it would make a better rug or mat than a blanket, so it ended up being perfect for a kitty blankie! It lays super flat and doesn’t curl around the edges like plain single crochet can tend to do. I love the colors in the middle yarn. I believe it is Red Heart Super Saver in Monet. Here’s a closer look:
I used a variation of this pattern for three of the other blankets. It is a really fun stitch to do. So much fun I did it thrice! I only wish I had the yarn used by the original poster. So many pretty colors! (I suffer from yarn envy.)
I may do one or two more this holiday weekend in between other projects and parties. I’ll keep you posted. Happy 4th! I need to get some sleep. Firecracker Four mile race in the morning!