What Have I Done To Deserve This?: Off da Hook

“You always wanted me to be something I wasn’t…

The Name

What Have I Done To Deserve This? by Pet Shop Boys

The name seemed fitting as I crocheted endless rows of crochet seed stitch in white.

The Afghan Customization

Original Size: 38 x 43 inches
New Size: 72 inches squared

My design theory was to surround the “rainbow” with “clouds” of crochet seed stitch. Another design element was to place the original afghan off-center and closer to a corner for personal snuggling time the afghan may have to the owner.

Despite creating an incorrect schematic, I reached the desired size perfectly. The only other mistake was placing the strips on the wrong sides: the thinner strip should have been on the left and the wider strip on the right.

My idea to stitch the pieces vertically, was brilliant, as in the end, as I had hypothesized, the pieces evened each other out. Especially, after a washing and drying! You can’t imagine how happy I am to get as close to an even square as possible…with different weight yarns.

The Yarns

Caron One Pound – 1 skein
Color: New White; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Aran Weight

Red Heart Super Saver – 3 skeins
Color: 311 White; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Aran Weight

Caron Wintuk
Color: 3001 White; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Aran Weight

Patons Canadiana
Color: 1; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted Weight

The Caron One Pound was definitely aran weight, as well as the Red Heart. This did not jive well, originally, with the original yarn which, of course, was worn and a little listless. The difference in weight was noticeable as the worsted wight yarn crocheted a lighter fabric.

Now that I see the whole thing, I KNEW that yarn was not all-white! Fortunately, I covered my ass by making sure scrap yarns were okay, even if the colors were off.

What Have I Done To Deserve This?
Afghan Customization/Crochet by Hooker Leo, A Hooker’s World

 

Author: A Hooker's World

Fiber artist, designer and instructor with over 30 years crochet experience and about 10 years knit experience.

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