One of my new year’s resolutions this year was to finish (or at least make a serious dent) in some of my crochet works-in-progress (otherwise known as WIPs). One of the first ones that I’m focusing on is something that I started a full year ago, last January.
The first square for the Block-a-Month Crochet-Along for January of 2013 was this great square called “Kiss Fist”. It has a trellis-like effect and I simply fell in love with it. I remember saying when I first made the square that it would make a beautiful afghan, and so my idea was to make a couple of squares a month until the end of the year. Unfortunately, that didn’t quite work out, but there’s no reason that I can’ aim for this year – or even the next month or so if I’m feeling incredibly ambitious!
The colors of this square are the same colors I used in the CAL for last year. It’s Caron’s Simply Soft line, in the colors of: off white, chocolate, light country peach, and sunshine. The light country peach blends so well with this color scheme that it seems to look more pink than peach. I love it, and the way the colors work together, especially the way they’re juxtaposed with the dark brown.
I’m making 30 squares, and with my modifications, they come out to be 12” each. I used a smaller hook than the one called for (I stick with a G/4.25mm hook when I can), and so to compensate and bring the square up to size, I simply repeated the “x” round and the following color change round until it got to be 8”across. The final round I added an off-white border of hdc, which I think offsets the business of the square well. There’s also a bit of embroidery in the center, just for fun!
There’s still a lot of work to be done, but I’m making progress. This will definitely turn out to be a lovely afghan though, whether this year or next! You can find the pattern on Ravelry here (it’s $1.99), and here’s my project page from last year’s CAL, too.
~ Mellie ★