Monday, March 11, 2013

Basket Weave

It's National Craft Month, so I decided to have some fun with yarn...


Let me first put out there - I cannot knit - at all.  No matter how many times my grandmother has tried to teach me, it just doesn't stick (I'm sure if my cousin's wife, Lucy, is reading this she is appalled!).  But I have managed to use a crochet hook pretty well.

I tend to veer toward EASY projects.  I can follow a pattern, but since I usually only get to spend a short amount of time in the evenings to do crafty things I  like to spend the majority of the time actually playing, and not deciphering where I left off, and what step is next.

I came across this basket weave pattern through a crochet newsletter which included a link to the video.


The hardest part - counting out the correct number of chains to start the pattern.  Well at least that's been the hardest part for me....  

Right now I'm a few rows in, and I suspect this will take more than just National Craft Month to complete, especially since the yarn I chose is a little pricier than what I usually go for, but oh I just LOVE the colors!!! 

Looks like I'll be making a lot of trips to the local A.C. Moore with my trusty weekly coupon to buy one skein at a time.  {smile}  Each skein seems to add about two rows to the afghan.

Eventually I'll be back to let you know my basket weave afghan is DONE...   for now I'll be taking it one row at a time!

~ Kathy

4 comments:

JD said...

Very nice...makes me want to get out my crochet hook again...It's been a long time....thanks for sharing the link for the video...

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

With my first grand baby on the way, I have been itching to get out my hook! I do not knit, either. I am not very good, but even something simple would work. I keep seeing those little owl baby hats, and dreaming. Love the colors of your project. The pattern looks awesome.

Debi! said...

Wow! Had not a clue you could do this, dear daughter! Love the pattern!!!!!!! :O)

Carol L said...

Look at you go girl! I love this pattern, and thanks for the link! I'm currently working on a crochet project myself, and I'll post it as soon as it's finished!
Enjoy your crafting time!