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FO. Chunky Chevron Crochet Blanket.

FO – Chunky Chevron Crochet Blanket.

Chevron Crochet Blanket

Yesterday was a very special day. My dear Granny Eugenia turned 75! She is my guardian angel, my love, my friend, my supporter… Though there is an ocean between us, I always feel her love for me and her faith in me, I feel her presence in my life, I know she thinks about me and prays for me every single day, I know how endless and bottomless her love for me is and that the most important thing for her is to know that I am happy and in good health. She was the first person in my life who I saw knitting and crochet, she was the one who taught me how to make my first crochet stitch. Little did she know at that time how important this craft will be later in my life! I am deeply deeply grateful to her for everything that she gave me! So, I want to devote my latest FO to this special woman – my dear Granny Eugenia!

I started my crochet blanket back in Baja, before our move. I was looking for some project that I could dive into without concentrating too much. It was quiet a hectic time in my life with so many changes happening at the same time that breaking my head over complicated pattern was not on my list. The blanket was perfect! I remembered the stitch almost instantly and could always pick the project up and continue working on it without giving it too much thought.

Chevron Crochet Blanket

The blanket traveled with me across the sea and half of the country. It became my travel notebook where memories are printed in the form of single and double crochets.

Project Notes

Ravelry Page.  Chunky Chevron Crochet Blanket. The notes include all posts on this project listed in order.

Pattern. Textured Chevron Crochet Blanket. Original post here – Textured Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern.

Yarn. 100% local cotton. Yarn details can be found here – Crochet Is Back.  The project became a great stash buster! I was holding three strands at the same time, so three packages of yarn were gone in no time.

Design details.

Texture. Before finding this wave stitch, I knew for sure that I wanted a blanket very rich in texture. I imagined it lying on the sofa, cozy, chunky and warm.

Chevron Crochet Blanket

As soon as I made my first swatch with this stitch, I knew it – this is exactly what I am looking for! I’ve always had a soft spot for chevron, and the textured ridges of this stitch went perfect with it!

Chevron Crochet Blanket

Color. The project was planned to be a stash buster, so for me it was essential to find the crochet stitch that would give me the freedom to mix leftover yarn of different colors. And here you can do whatever you imagination or your stash allows! I chose to work big sections of color with white background breaking in.

Chevron Crochet Blanket

But there are so many possibilities – work in solid color (the texture is very rich, so it won’t look boring), combine different blocks of color, play with gradient effect or strong contrast, or even change the color every single row! No limits at all!

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 I hope you are having an amazing week!

P.S. Thank you so much for continuing the blogroll of ABC knitting survey! I really enjoyed reading all your answers!


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By | 2015-09-06T16:23:11+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Crochet, Finished Objects|17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Pat August 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    That came out amazing! I love the colors you chose. Sending birthday wishes to your Grandma.

  2. Zeta August 27, 2015 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Happy birthday grandma Eugenia! I’m sure you know that your granny’s name comes from the Greek word Ευγένεια that means kindness! How suitable for her! 🙂 Your blanket came out wonderful and I’m guessing super soft! It will keep you warm while knitting on chilly afternoons reminding you that you can overcome any challenge that appears in your life! That’s the beauty of our craft! There can be a different story behind each project that only we know about it…..

    • Alina August 27, 2015 at 9:09 am - Reply

      Her name definitely suits her! I couldn’t say it better, Zeta! You are so right – there is a story behind each stitch!

  3. Carmela Biscuit August 27, 2015 at 1:47 am - Reply

    A beautiful and cozy present! Happy birthday to your granny, many happy returns!

  4. Katrine Birkenwasseranhöhe August 27, 2015 at 4:39 am - Reply

    That looks amazing! Love the texture and colors! And such a nice souvenir from moving to your new home.

    • Alina August 27, 2015 at 9:10 am - Reply

      Thank you, Katrine! It definitely reminds me of Baja!

  5. Evelyn August 27, 2015 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Such a gorgeous blanket, I love the peaceful mix of colours you chose. Happy birthday to your Granny 🙂

    • Alina August 27, 2015 at 9:17 am - Reply

      Thank you, Evelyn! Neutral colors are my favorite!

  6. Yulia August 27, 2015 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Dear Alina,
    Happy Birthday and long happy healthy years to your Babushka!
    I LOVE your posts! I will never remember now how did I stumble upon your blog some time ago, and it’s not important 🙂
    I haven’t read all of them yet, but got a glimpse of your story and it touched my heart. What a journey you are having! And even though our lives are far from similar, I feel certain connections that inspire me.

    Just take today’s post for example: I was talking to my Babunya while meditating today (no, I’m not exactly talking to dead people on a regular basis ;))… She was such dear and important person in my life.
    That’s why I had a sudden urge to write you…

    I love(d) to knit. I didn’t knit that much but always loved to have yarn and knitting magazines around. Now I have TONS of yarn and books and magazines and…don’t knit, only dream about it. I even have bumper sticker saying “I better be knitting!”. Your blog screams at me: take out those needles now! Lol! I feel it’s time
    Yesterday I said to someone that, even though I’ve been through some iffy times before, I just probably had one of the hardest years of my life. It is time to start knitting again 🙂 Thank you for the inspiration!
    Yulia in VT

    • Alina August 27, 2015 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Thank you so much for such a heartfelt comment and your kind words! I feel very honored to inspire you to pick up your needles again! I am really sorry you are going through hard times right now and I can definitely relate to it. If it helps you in some way, I can say for sure – that I will always be infinitely grateful to the hardest year of my life some time ago, because during this time I learned more about myself than in all the previous years! I found my courage and hope and I picked up my needles for the first time during that year! Just remember – no matter how hard the life gets, there is always space to learn and to get the best out there and before you know – it can all turn around completely and you will always be thankful to this time that brought another vision, another perspective and a new you! Wishing you all the best! Спасибо!!!

  7. Julie August 27, 2015 at 11:15 am - Reply

    ooh, such a beautiful blanket, I love the beachy colours you chose! And I’m a big supporter of working through challenging times with diving into big projects, there is a very soothing and meditative quality to it that I think really helps us cope with transitions and hard things.

    • Alina August 27, 2015 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Julie! We are so lucky to have our craft that gives us so much joy and support!

  8. Akiba August 27, 2015 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Alina: Your are such an inspiration. I love your blog and I love reading the comments. You have made friends around the world and they all seem like people I would be happy to spend time with. Happy happy birthday to your grandma. Please send her my birthday greetings when you speak to her. We miss you in Cabo!

    • Alina August 27, 2015 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      Thank you, my dear Akiba! This is truly a great community of wonderful and supportive people! We really miss you too, guys!

  9. Monica February 23, 2018 at 3:19 am - Reply

    Free patterns should be free and easy to downloading I under commercially you need revenue. I hope that you understand my point. Ill be back for all my patterns but one hand shakes the other etc.
    Thank you.

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