I wish this weren’t true, but symmetrical pentagons don’t work.
This annoyed me to no end but I had three options:
- Create a second motif to go between them
- Create UNsymmetrical pentagons
- Go with another shape
No one likes to frog, but I went with option three. I wanted a mindless project, and I felt this was closest.
Back to the drawing board
I looked at A LOT of blanket patterns. I pretty much decided that I’d want this not to be fussy. I want to just be able to pick it up and crochet on it whenever.
- One color per motif. I don’t want to waste time thinking about colors.
- No magic ring. I love it but I’m worried the single yarn I’m using will fail. It did come apart once already so I think this is a when versus an if.
Keeping with the pick up and go, I want individual motifs that I can join later. I know I’ll be hating life when it comes to the joining but that comes later 🙂
Plus I like being able to play with the layout once it’s done.
To line or not to line?
I considered lining the blanket but for now, I’m probably not. The nice thing is I can decide when it’s done though. I like the suppleness of no lining and the way you can wrap yourself in it so right now I’m thinking no.
This is definitely a long term project and I can see working on this for a couple years. So don’t get any ideas that it’s coming soon.
I’m a little worried that my gauge may change over time but crochet is pretty forgiving and I’ll compare the size of each motif.
I know – famous last words.
I’ve only finished one blanket before and I swore I’d never do another. But that was knit and this is crochet.
The blanket was gorgeous and I was immensely proud that I made it.
And scarred. Those were A LOT of ends to weave in. A LOT.
Shut up. I hear you laughing from over here.