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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Crochet Blanket UFO

I have a crochet project that I started a few years ago....okay maybe closer to 10 years ago.

crochet UFO


I was teaching myself new crochet stitches from The Encyclopedia of Needlework and I got discouraged with the project, probably because a new project come along, but also because the grey thrift store yarn I was using had some issues and there wouldn't be enough to finish the blanket.

It was the first time I ever used shell stitch which you may remember I also used in my peppermint candy cushion.

Yorkdale double knitting 100% wool

The half finished blanket got stored away and every now and then I stumble across the boxes I keep it in and think to myself I will have to find a new way to finish this project some day.

the blanket folded over itself width-wise

That day is not today because a) I am currently working on a several other crochet projects, and b) it's 35 °C (95°F) today and there's no way I'm working with a wool blanket in that kind of weather.

crochet blanket UFO

But I have a plan. By sharing it with you today I am hoping I will see this project all the time. I want to look back this time next year and know that it is a finished project not a UFO.

What's your oldest crochet project?


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14 comments:

  1. At least you can crochet! I've tried and have no patience... Newest follower from Hump Day Happenings!

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    1. I need to be doing something with my hands, if it's not crochet or sewing, it's tablet weaving or bobbin lace or stick weaving or beading...I have no patience when it comes to other stuff though like painting with stencils. Funny isn't it?

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  2. You have definitely gotten further than I have with crocheting!!

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    1. I could never figured it out without You Tube and The Complete Needlework Encyclopaedia. I made some atrocities along the way and accept that a lot of projects are more mistakes then perfection. My knitting however is restricted to plain scarf's.

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  3. This is a very nice blanket you have started. I too have a WIP that is like three years old and I really need to finish it one day.....the question is when?? Wishing you the best.

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    1. When is always the question isn't it? I'm hoping for the next 12 months - that seems like a reasonable time frame ;o) Good luck with your blanket!

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    2. My oldest wip is about 15 years or so old. An afghan that was started for My brother in law who was getting married. Now I don't remember which pattern book it came from. So it going to become a scarf! :)

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    3. I have projects older then 15 years, but thankfully not crochet projects. I love your idea of turning it into a scarf and giving that unfinished project a new life.

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  4. This is really pretty and a clever way to finish an UFO.

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  5. I have a project I've neglected for the past 6 months. I need to pick it up and finish it already!! :)

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    1. I find my urge to crochet is really seasonal and if I didn't get something finished before the weather changes by the time it cools down again I'm bored of that project. Getting them finished can be a real challenge! Good luck getting your done :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing on How To Get Organized At Home, I would love to crochet but I have never learned and I don't know any body who can. I look forward to seeing this completed good luck!

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    1. You could still learn! There are some really great You tube video's. I just did plain old crochet for ages before I got into anything complicated and it was still really fun.

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