I know I didn’t post anything last month, but believe it or not, I have been busy! I spent 2 weeks visiting with my Mom at the end of September/beginning October, as well as going to my nephew’s wedding on 9/30. What a beautiful wedding! The reception was held at a gorgeous country club and the food was fantastic. And the bride was stunning – they make such a good-looking couple. It was truly a lovely day, and I was so happy I could share it with them.
As I hoped in a previous post (""And Another One Bites the Dust": https://thecrochetedbutterfly.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/and-another-one-bites-the-dust/), the 2.0 version of the wedding afghan was definitely an improvement over the first one I made here – https://thecrochetedbutterfly.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/wedding-bells/ (sorry Nate and Chelsea, but it’s true). I modified the “brick” sections slightly and I added the cable “ropes”. I did stay with neutral colors, but anyone could certainly choose whatever colors they would want, maybe perfecting the ombre look I was going for. I used Michael’s Colorwheel no-pill acrylic yarn and it was wonderful! I don’t know their reasoning, but Michael’s is discontinuing it – it’s currently on clearance for 99 cents a skein. How sad.
Close up of an end diamond panel with cable
I used a crab stitch (reverse single crochet) for the edge
As I was doing the diamond panels I fell in love with the diamond lattice stitch, so I decided to try it out on another project (more on that later). It is so lovely and reversible! I found this stitch online from a video made by a very nice Russian woman; of course I can’t find it now. The stitch isn’t super complicated, just a little tricky to describe in words. Perhaps I should make a video? Anyway, the pattern is currently available in my Bonanza store, which you can find “here”: https://www.bonanza.com/listings/CROCHET-PATTERN-The-Wedding-Afghan-afghan-stitches-are-symbolic-blanket/506305440?st_id=31680938. Check it out!