A statement blanket

As you may have noticed in my last crochet post, I’m hard at work on another monstrous crochet project. I’ve taken a break from the wee stitches of doilies and settled in with some repetitive Circled Squares in Chroma!

Finny isn’t the only one who is rather smitten with this afghan-in-progress. My other little guy has been seeking out any part of it – loose squares and all – to nestle in to. But most of the time it’s draped across the couch – I’m already using it, even though it’s not even halfway assembled yet!

The thing is, Chroma is so soft and warm, and these dense little crocheted squares are so smooth, that it’s almost impossible not to try bundling up in it already! I love how Chroma works up in this pattern; because each square only uses a tiny amount of yarn and a short portion of the color repeat, each of the seven squares I can get from each ball look totally different.

I started out with Galapagos and Smoothie and a bunch of Guppy that I had in my stash. That wasn’t nearly enough, though, so I scraped around and dug up some dye samples that we got here in the office but didn’t select for the lineup. Though after using them in this blanket, I think I’m going to campaign to add them!

When finished, the squares portion will be about 55×60″ – I haven’t yet decided on a border yet, but that will add to the size even more. It’s going to be a perfect couch afghan – big enough for me to steal a corner away from my cats, even!


12 comments

  1. anne mcclain / July 26, 2013

    i don’t even need another throw or afghan and this makes me want to make another!

  2. Beth / July 27, 2013

    I love this blanket. It is beautiful. And your black cat is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing photos with us.

  3. Barbara Martin / July 29, 2013

    I really like that! I have 4 balls of chroma that I bought to make socks and never got around to it. I’m going to have to try this. Never even thought of making an afghan from fingering yarn. Oh my. I don’t have cats, but I have grand-kids (7, 11, 13) They fight over the afghans around here, so I may have to make more than one.

  4. Karen in Texas / July 29, 2013

    I also don’t need any blankets, but this does inspire me! I think this would be a super baby blanket in a smaller size as well

  5. Jacki / July 29, 2013

    Beautiful!

  6. Pamela Smith / July 29, 2013

    I love this, the colors and crochet work are very beautiful! Nice job.

  7. Tina Depew / July 29, 2013

    Beautiful work.

  8. Cheryl / July 29, 2013

    Love the color!! Is there a pattern for the squares in knitting?

  9. Amy / July 29, 2013

    That is gorgeous! Now I wish I made something like this instead of lizard ridges with my chroma stash.

  10. Angelika / July 29, 2013

    Awesome. I could this also imagine in the style of the Babette blanket.

  11. Lori / July 30, 2013

    Did you use the worsted weight yarn (as linked) or the fingering weight?

  12. Audra / July 30, 2013

    Love, love, love your blanket and look forward to seeing it completed.
    So wish I could try this yarn and others in the Knit Picks range but unfortunately your company does not post to Australia.
    Happy crocheting
    Audra