Monday, June 21, 2010

Fireworks Afghan

Note to Self: NEVER make another afghan in Catherine's Wheel Stitch unless poking yourself with crochet hooks isn't masochistic enough. :D

Seriously, It took me what seemed forever to finish this ghan. It was SO boring that I regretted starting it after only a few rows. But stubborn woman that I am, I wanted to make it. NEVER AGAIN! The stitch is nice but one row doesn't get you very far with all the stitches you have to do for each wheel. I edged it in 3 rows of sc in the BLO and one row of crab stitch....which didnt take long at all.

If you are curious, you can do an online search for "catherine's wheel stitch" and you should find some directions. I got mine from a book but since stitches aren't copyrighted you can put them anywhere.

I am glad its finished so I can move on to other things. This project is one reason it took me so long to post....I haven't been able to finish anything else.

Crochet, Away!


Author: Dan Thompson said...

Oh, I do know what you mean. I tried using this stitch once, and gave up quickly. It is indeed boring. And heavy. And just not worth it, in my opinion. Yours is beautiful, though! I love the color effect. Glad you stuck with it.

Jelibe said...

This looks like the same one that I did. I wish you'd have told me you was starting it, I would have warned you not to start! I got bored quickly too. It takes far too long to do 1 row! In the end it came out nice, but never again!
Yours looks great, I think yours looks better than mine.
PS I'm glad to see you blogging again and I love reading crochet corner :)

Crochet said...

What book did you get it from? Harmony book of stitches perhaps? If so, what year edition? Thank you.

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