Over the weekend, we had the pleasure of watching our son graduate from UNCW which meant there was quite a bit of time to spend in the car getting there and back. I’m not good with driving long distance so that job fell to my husband.
Me? I decided to try crocheting in the car for the first time. I’m one of those people who get carsick if they try to read in the car so I wasn’t too sure this was going to work out but I’m happy to say, it was GREAT!
Before we left, I started a rectangle throw that uses the classic granny square stitch so I wouldn’t have to worry about reading a pattern en route and I packed everything I’d need into my new Imperial Crochet tote bag which I designed myself at Zazzle. Isn’t it cute?
Rectangle Granny Square Throw Blanket Pattern
I found the free pattern I’m using at a site called Crochet Again: Granny Rectangle Throw
As I said, I didn’t need to use the full pattern. I’ve made plenty of granny squares in my day. I just needed to get the rectangle part started using the correct stitch count. The directions at Crochet Again were easy to understand and very helpful.
Once you get going on a granny square, even a giant-sized rectangle granny square, you just keep repeating the stitches until you get to the corners and once you’ve done a few corners, even those are simply repeated over and over again. It’s a piece of cake. And yet they turn out so pretty!
Speaking of cake, I’m using “Strawberry Trifle” Caron Cakes yarn with a 6.00mm hook to make my throw.
I haven’t finished it yet because I’ve had so many other things to do this week but it’s getting there and it will be posted for sale in my Etsy shop when it’s completed.
And speaking of my Etsy shop, that’s also still a WIP. I’m slowly adding listings and finding my way around the site. I know eventually I’ll have it the way I want it. Hopefully it will be looking really good for the Christmas shoppers this year.
What is your WIP (work in progress) this Wednesday? Tell me all about it in the comments. I love hearing from you.