Coming Right Along!

Project – Textured Crochet Blocks Afghan (crochet)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Stretch in Purple Ping Pong, Jungle Jump, Blue Boing
Blogger – KristinR

The Sensory Afghan that I am making for my beautiful little girl is coming right along!  The latest block that I have been working on is Motif C.  It creates a really nice one-sided ridged square that will give wonderful sensory feedback on one side, and still have that soft, flat backing that will be nice to snuggle under for calming times.

The pattern calls for 5 squares of this motif.  They worked up pretty quickly!  I am enjoying working with this yarn, now that I have figured out how to crochet with it.  At first, it was disconcerting to work with because I was trying to maintain the same amount of tension in my hands that I do with non-stretchy yarn.  I found that because the yarn is elastic, I needed to let go of the tension I had on the yarn, and just let it pull up naturally through the loops.  It helps a lot if you are a looser crocheter.  I am a tight crocheter, so this was a learning experience for me.  It didn't take long to get the hang of it however, and I love the effect it has in this pattern!

One of the things I am most excited about of course, is how the finished product relates to sensory integration!  The blanket is coming along nicely.  Two motifs finished, four more to go!



It looks great! And thanks for the tip on stretchy yarn - I'm going to try it.