Over at the Vanna’s Choice Fan Club on Ravelry, there’s been a year long crochet-along called BAWL, o Block-a-Week-Long. Every week for the past year, there’s been a new block to crochet as a group, and it’s now finally coming to a close.
I’ll admit I lost a few months in the process and have only about a half-years’ worth of work done, but it’s more than enough to put together a beautiful afghan. And now that the final weeks are coming to a head, it’s time for the long process of piecing it all together, sewing it up, and crocheting on a border.
In a way, I’m relieved. It was a really fun experience to be sure, but I have just so many projects going on, it’s hard to keep going with a new block almost every time I turned around. But it was really great to try out so many of these squares that I never would have tried otherwise. On some of the crochet-alongs that I’m in (specifically the Block-a-Month one), I put in a lot of extra effort, jazzing the squares up, on others like this, I let myself just make a simple square. And sometimes, that’s just what I needed, a project started and completed within a few hours.
For links to patterns, visit my BAWL project page here. To find each individual pattern, click on the picture. Then on the project page, there is a link to each where it says “pattern”. All of these square patterns are free! To visit the BAWL group, click here.
Now I’ve got a bit of sewing to get on with. Have a great weekend!