And I LOVED it! I am already thinking of when I can make it again and I highly recommend this for your next crochet project.
I know I’m writing a blog for the company that publishes this pattern. But read this whole post and then see what you think about it.
This Baby Afghan pattern from the Rainbow Set is immensely popular. However, we have always been puzzled by what makes this 70’s pattern sell like crazy.
So, I made it, and now I understand. So now I have—with confidence—4 reasons on why it’s worth your time and yarn.
You know that feeling you get when you finally have time to sit down and crochet. You’ve just poured yourself a hot cup of your favorite tea (or coffee) and there is nothing else that needs to be worried about right now. Absolute heaven. You love crochet.
I remember seeing an e-card saying, “If I wanted a sweater that fits, I would have bought it”. It’s silly, but so true! We enjoy our craft so much that it isn’t the end result that is alluring, it’s the process. This pattern has everything: Simple DC, complicated DC, Granny Squares, HDC, SC, slip knots… everything that makes crochet wonderful.
2. Because The Yarn: If you love crochet. Then you probably love yarn, too. You appreciate when yarn is put to good use (which is why some crafters don't like yarn-bombing). This pattern is simple, but beautiful. There are so many different color combinations that would look just stunning in this afghan (see for yourself on Ravelry)! The ripples in the pattern show off every color. You can use that yarn that you love but don’t want to waste it on a project that won’t do it justice.
3. Because You Need a Gift… or will eventually: Since this is a baby afghan, its likely purpose would be as a gift.—Unless you end up keeping it, no judgment here!—It’s something that could turn into a child’s blanket-of-choice, or special “blankie”.
It’s also great if you have specific colors in mind. If, for example, you are making it for a baby shower and want to match the “theme” of the baby’s room, this is perfect! They are so nice to make, why not make several for future gifts? From what I hear, this is the kind of pattern that you make several times. We all have those projects lingering around the house. The right gifting opportunity just hasn’t presented itself yet.
4. Because of the Creative Release:
Last weekend I wrote about creativity. It’s so great to have an opportunity to find and use your creative ideas! This pattern is a great opportunity because there are so many options! How ever will you decide? (check it out).
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