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Mystery Achievement Afghan USD $100.00
About The Project Name
Mystery Achievement by The Pretenders was an ideal choice for this mystery that I was able to solve and even write my own mystery.
About The Yarn
Schoeller+Stahl Portofino Soufflé
Fiber Content: 40% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, 20% Nylon
Yarn Colors: 4705 (2 balls), 4724 (7 balls), 4739 (2 balls), 4727 (2 balls)
Yarn Weight: 5, Bulky
Very pretty colors, but it has a bouclé feel, which gets very old when one has to frog, and because I was improvising, on a new technique, I have plenty of opportunity to frustrate myself. I got so frustrated at one point I broke the yarn, frogging. Grrr!
About The Pattern
The pattern was created in my head, as I crocheted. Until I got a pattern I liked, and then I had to chart a few layers until I was proficient enough to work without them. I was going to write a pattern, but when I realized I would have to include instructions on how to interlock crochet, I decided against it. I was having enough frustration following pattern and frogging bouclé yarn.
About The Project
Dimensions: approximately 36 inches, square
Price: USD $100.00, less 25% friends/family discount, where applicable
If you look closely at the pictures, you might notice the reversed pattern.
I would like to point out that this was crocheted in-the-round, which I challenged myself to learn, as the book I used (Interlocking Crochet: 80 Original Stitch Patterns Plus Techniques and Projects by Tanis Galik) taught only row-by-row.
Mystery Achievement Afghan: Inception
I have begun.
The yarn is labeled bulky, so I am suing a US J / 6.5 mm hook. At first I thought it was too big because the interlocking seemed loose. I adjusted my tension and my crochet has improved.
In case you forgot the colors I am going to use in this afghan, here they are again…
I was going to write up a pattern, but it is really slowing me down and I have decided there is not much use for it without instruction on how to Interlock Crochet. Oh well, at least I am able to teach the technique now…in-the-round!
To Tink or Tech?
I did it!
Now, what am I going to make?
I have a bag of Schoeller + Stahl Portofino Soufflé I picked up along the way. I am thinking baby afghan due to color and yarn weight, right?
But because I don’t have a pattern, I don’t know how far each ball will go, so now I need to learn to interlock crochet in-the-round!
Which, I will have to teach myself!
Make it so!
2019-05-24: reconstructed post for posterity sake; back-dated for accuracy
On a whim, I crocheted this because this Easter Egg Cozy. Hardly a project on which I would waste yarn – yes, I consider it a waste; since when did and egg require a cozy? Though, it is cute. It should have bunny ears and a face, but that is too much work for something temporary.
Date: April 6, 2011
Pattern: Amigurumi Bunny Egg Cozy by Lion Brand Yarn
Hook: US H/8-Hook (5.0 mm)
Unknown Light Yellow
Color: Unknown; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted Weight