Project – Kaleidoscope Blanket
Pattern Book – At Home #500881
Yarn – Patons Canadiana - the New Generation
The Kaleidoscope Blanket pattern uses 7 colors in 6 different color combinations to make 42 squares, and then borders it all with white to make a blanket. My plan was to make one color combination, 7 squares, each week.
I am a new crocheter and there was a learning curve involved with the first few squares. The pattern is written very well, no mistakes at all. At the spots where I was not sure where to place a stitch I refered to the chart. I had no idea there were crochet charts, they are very helpful and I see myself using them more and more as I become familiar with the symbology. After a week I had seven lovely squares.
Each of those first squares took over an hour to make and I began to wonder if my plan of making seven each week was reasonable.
The second batch of seven took less time as I got a feel for how each of the rounds stacked up.
At this point I had memorized the pattern and the third set practically flew off the hook.
The little "sun" in the center is my favorite part.
I was hoping to have finished 14 squares at the end of week 2, and I have 21. Woo Hoo!
21 puts me at the halfway point! Week 3's post will contain round by round photos with helpful hints. Even if you are a new crocheter like me this is a doable project. It is so satisfying to put another finished square on the stack.
What colors will you use for your blanket?