For me, knitting and crocheting evolved from a hobby to an all-consuming passion (some would say obsession). Inspiration for my designs is drawn from all over the place, including past travels -- ...
For me, knitting and crocheting evolved from a hobby to an all-consuming passion (some would say obsession). Inspiration for my designs is drawn from all over the place, including past travels -- from Turkey to Kyrgyzstan and many places in between. I dream about wool during the long Canadian winters, often waking from my sleep with visions of knittin’s dancing in my head.
Things I never leave home without: Chris, my handsome traveling companion, a knitting project, trusty e-reader, and a picture of my slightly obese cat, Ivan.
Though we're still snowed under in my part of the world, spring is here. To remind myself that, yes, the snow will depart soon, I created this vibrant daisy motif Afghan.
The pattern was somewhat inspired by Spanish tile work, and is made up of octagon and square pieces that are then crocheted together.
I used Red Heart Soft Touch yarn in three colours -- tangerine, turquoise, and charcoal -- and used 3 skeins of each to create this 4 foot by 5 foot throw. You'll require only a 5 mm hook and some time. To be able to crochet this piece, you'll need to know how to make basic crochet stitches, and the instructions are based on US crochet terms.
2400 yards of Worsted weight