I’ve been working on the Crochet Guild of America’s Across the Board Crochet-Along. This project will eventually result in an afghan, with a strip made every two weeks. I was drawn to this one because it looks like there are some really cool stitches involved. I’m less concerned with finishing them in the official crochet-along timetable than I am with learning the stitches.
For example, I’m a little slow in getting photos of the first strip posted. This is the Diamond Trellis Strip.
Isn’t it cool? I just love it! I’m usually eager to pick my own fibers and colors, but I really like the purples used in the pattern, so I went with it. I think this could also look pretty in a couple of different shades of gray for a scarf, but that’s a project for another time.
The second strip is called Skipping Stones.
This is just the beginning of this strip. It turns into something pretty amazing with the addition of some more stitches. You’ll get to see it soon!
The pattern for this afghan is free for members of the Crochet Guild of America. Information about joining CGOA is available here.
Until next time,