I’m continuing with the school color afghans for the kids’ teacher Christmas gifts. After getting crazy frustrated with Fall Splendor I told my husband to pick a pattern with two or three colors. Why was I so frustrated with that pattern? I don’t know if it’s written wrong or I’m reading it wrong. Lord knows it can’t be me, right?
Anyway, when I tried that pattern, it seemed that either there are the wrong number of stitches or I’m supposed to do a cluster stitch around a front post double crochet on the other side. The latter just didn’t feel right. When I tried to deal with the first assumption, I got it all wrong. I have done this pattern more than half way through three times. That’s why I decided to move on to other patterns and come back to this one layer.
The English Garden pattern is much simpler to do. It is 12 strips put together. I have decided to call it the Bacon Blanket. Each strip starts off super long and gets shorter and wavy when the stripes are added. Maybe it’s because food is always on my mind, but it reminded me of bacon.
When I was putting it together I accidentally put one strip upside down. I don’t think it’s noticeable. I didn’t even realize until I was doing to border. Maybe the teacher will consider it a personalization!
A little closer view of the pattern:
I’m really looking forward to getting back to Fall Splendor. The texture of it feels so luxurious! If anyone has tried it and has any suggestions for me, I’d love to hear them!