I’m presently working on a Beginner’s Luck afghan. I’ll bet you’re glad it’s not another wee blankie post! LOL In any case, I haven’t made an afghan this large since the persimmon one some time ago. That was a gift just as this one is. I’ve been making so many wee blankies, it was time for something a little larger. We’re having a bit of a cold front here in Louisiana so it’s nice to have this on my lap!
The current size is about 48″ wide by 31″ long. I’m starting the 8th blue stripe. I’m not sure how long I’ll make it but I have plenty of yarn so I’ll just see how it goes.
With regards to the yarn I haven’t run into any more strangeness in the blue. I’ve had to cut out a lot of thick spots and knots in both the blue and white though more in the white I think. That happens in any yarn and I’ve found it more prevalent these days in all my yarns. It makes more tails to sew in so I’ve been using the new method I learned crocheting with my tails. You have to use a longer tail to do that but since I have so much yarn I didn’t mind that.
In this technique, one crochets with the tail as you change colors. Not OVER the tail but WITH the tail. Very clever actually. Video by Hooked by Robin.
The pattern in the book makes a smaller afghan. In my notes I have three sizes. I don’t know if I found the same pattern in another book or just figured it out myself. For this afghan, I used a foundation chain of 160. The pattern says to go into the third chain from hook for a double crochet. If you want to go into the 4th chain you need to add an additional chain to your foundation chain.
This is quite an easy and fun pattern to work. It’s a four-row repeat with each color. I’m trying to keep track of how much yarn I use but I’m not good about that. 🙂
I’ll post again when I’m done or I have something else to show.