Sunday, January 16, 2022

Slow Stitching Crochet Blocks


I am slowly working on Basketweave Block #2 for my 

 Squares Sampler Afghan ~ Started Here

I have not made much progress with the second block as I am having a day when my health issues are troubling and I have been resting when I have not been sitting with Mr Scrapatch. and watching the football playoffs.  I will get it done when I get it done.  This is a no-stress activity for me.

I do have one of my previous squares on the blocking board. This block was definitely smaller than the first of its kind.  I do have a tendency to crochet more tightly as my stitching goes on. Blocking helps to even out my work.

I have also been perusing this new purchase, 

Crochet Stitch Dictionary by Sarah Hazell

It is a colorful and comprehensive book showing how to do each stitch in a photos and how to read a crochet chart for each stitch. 

For more of a glimpse inside this book click on the link below:

Crochet Stitch Dictionary ~ Preview on Google Books

As much as I am learning from videos online,

I like a good book on hand for reference.

I am thinking that after I complete the  squares for my

Crochet Sampler Crochet Along @ The Inspired Wren

that I may want to make another sampler squares or stripes quilt using this book.

That is thinking far to the future, though.

For now I am taking it one stitch at a time.

Linking up today with 

Happy Slow Stitching!


Gretchen Weaver said...

Take it easy, your health is the important thing. The afghan is going to be very pretty, happy stitching!

Dorian said...

Your knitting is looking good Pat. I'm glad you are enjoying it. Sorry your medical issues are playing up. Hope that settles back down soon for you. Take care and have a lovely day :)

Quilter Kathy said...

A great idea to do a sampler project! Very pretty pink for the basketweave! Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

Kim said...

The book looks fabulous with the assortment of pretty patterns and all the 'how-to' on each stitch. Your afghan is going to be lovely with all the different squares. Love your wool holder. Hope you are feeling better soon.