I really like the look of this blanket. I really hate all the ends the color-changing is forcing me to deal with.
It’s a lot easier to hide ends as you go (HAYGO?) with crochet than knitting. Also joining all the motifs in single crochet gives me ample opportunity to hide any leftover loose ends without unleashing my inner Gollum.
This is from a pattern book that I impulse-bought while on heavy markdown. I liked a lot of ideas in it, and I felt free to adapt and change as I pleased, which is half the fun of crafting.
It’s supposed to be a knitting pattern, but I changed it to Tunisian crochet, which meant the stitch counts were pretty useless. I had to do some reverse engineering to figure out the measurements to use.
My maternal unit actually prefers quilting to crochet, so while I don’t do it myself, I do know the ways and means. So it’s natural for me to think of motif afghans in terms of quilting logic, and I’m experimenting with expanding that logic to log cabin-style afghans.