After my post last week where I was whining about starting several different projects and not sticking with any of them…this is what I ended up making. I bought a book of crochet stitch patterns at a yard sale a long time ago. Paid a quarter for it, and let me tell you it has been well worth the .25 I paid. It is called A Treasury of Crochet Patterns by Liz Blackwell, copyright 1971. I looked through this book and decided on a stitch pattern that I thought would look pretty done in various solid colors. This is what I came up with. It’s a small afghan. I suppose it could be called a lapghan, or could be used for a child. I enjoyed making it, and working with all the pretty colors. For the edging I simply did two rows of sc and then one row of shell (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) and sc.
Some close-up shots of the pattern stitch. The book doesn’t have names for the stitches, just numbers. I’m calling this my Diamond Shell afghan as the pattern stitch reminds me of diamonds. :)
This next picture shows you a close-up of the edging.
As always, thanks for looking. I appreciate it. :)