Sunday, January 5, 2014

Pretty Pink Afghan

I completed the pink afghan from the Project Linus pattern. The pattern itself is very easy. Simply (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) throughout. There isn't a lot of detail about the edging but easy enough to figure out with some finagling.

I was using Simply Soft yarn and, honestly, this is not my favorite yarn by any means. It's a light worsted, meaning if you are using a worsted pattern not intended specifically for this yarn, you'd best go up a hook or two and be sure to check gauge to get the desired size. It splits and is slippery, doesn't hold the tails in well. I have to say it is indeed soft though.

Sadly, I did not check gauge and that was a mistake. If I had, I would have increased the foundation and made it larger. Hindsight is 20/20. I worked two rounds of edging which did help. I would have done more but I hurt my shoulder this weekend somehow and have limited function.

I think it looks good though and I hope it will please the little miss for which it is intended.

 Here is a closeup. I greyscaled it because I thought you might be able to see the stitch better this way.

It's been just one thing and another here and I've not been spending as much time with my hook lately. Maybe the new year will be better.

Hope you and yours had a very Merry Christmas and that 2014 will bring you many blessings.

Happy crocheting!


  1. Like you I do not like Simply Soft. I've also found it does not hold up well at all after washing. It's been a long time since I worked with it, would never buy it again. It knits better then it crochets, but still not one I like or would recommend. The bright bright pink made me think Love the pattern, nice texture.

    1. The blankie was made for someone and this is the yarn they chose. After washing, it draped beautifully, was very soft. I still wouldn't choose it myself for another.

  2. I think that it looks really pretty!