Hi guys! I don’t normally give updates on patterns in the works because sometimes I scrap them, but I wanted to give you an update on a blanket that I’m working on: The Zig and Zag Blanket. Mostly because this one is going to be published. I will not rest until it is complete – mwahaha!
While I was working on this potholder, I fell in love with the stitch. It’s a combination of single crochets and Spike stitches that create a fun, zig-zag pattern.
I’ve been wanting to crochet a blanket using a forest or olive green yarn, but I couldn’t find the right pattern to suit the yarn. When I started the Zig and Zag potholder though, I knew that I had to crochet a matching blanket in green.
For anyone that’s curious, I am using Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek in the colour Kale.
This is my progress so far. I am 1/4 of the way through the Zig and Zag blanket, so I still have a ways to go. But my plan is to work on it steadily next week, in the hopes that I can release the pattern by late September, or early October, at the latest.
I think this is such a fun stitch pattern that looks complicated, but is easy once you get the hang of it. No matter the colour you choose, the result will be beautiful.
Even though I love the solid coloured version, I think this pattern really shines when worked in multiple colours. So I plan on making a striped version, once I find the right colours. That’s always the hardest part!
I will continue to update this post as I make more progress, and choose my colours.
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Hi guys! It’s been 10 days since my last update, so I wanted to share my progress.
After the last update, I ran out of yarn (I only had 3 skeins), so I went to the store in search of some more. They only had a couple of skeins available, and they were a different dye lot and shade from my blanket.
So I placed an order online for 10 more skeins, and crossed my fingers that the yarn colour would match my blanket.
I am beyond happy to say that every skein matches the blanket, so I was able to continue, without having to unravel my work. Yay!
A tip for all: Try to purchase all of your yarn in one go (if you can), so that the dye lots match, and you don’t have to stress about colour differences.
The blanket is halfway finished – it measures 26″ long x 42″ wide. Only another 26″ to go, and the blanket will be complete.
I chose to crochet the border at the same time as the body of the blanket because I love knowing that when I finish the last stitch of the blanket, I have nothing else to do except weave in my ends.
I used the same crochet-as-you-go border in the Smiles for Miles Blanket. So if you enjoyed that blanket, I think you’ll love this one too!
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Thank you for following along with me, and I hope you have a wonderful day!