• Completed Projects,  Crochet,  For the house,  Handmade,  Pattern

    Blanket with Waves

    A house warming project for my sister. I used Bernat Blanket Stripes yarn in the colorways: Stormy Sky and Seaside (3 skeins each), with a 8.0 mm hook. I really liked the beachy-ness of the Seaside colorway, but did not want a quarter of the blanket to be tan. I wanted more blues. Luckily, there was the Stormy Sky colorway that shared two of the blue shades with Seaside. I alternated the colorways every few rows or so. I did not really have a specific count, I did it more by eye/when I felt a color change was right aesthetically. The only limiting factor was that since I was carrying…

  • Completed Projects,  Crochet,  For the house,  Handmade

    A cat bed

    Otherwise known as crocheting a big circle. I’ve had a boat load of “crafting” hobbies. But my main textile one was cross stitch. I’ve done it off and on since childhood. But back in the summer of 2017, I found myself standing in a used bookstore comparing knitting and crocheting books… I walked out with like six crochet ones, drove over to my local craft store for some supplies, and the rest is history. After a few days of messing around with some cheap yarn to learn the stitches, I made my first piece: a cat bed. Basically just a big circle, but I was really happy. I used a…