Happy WIP Wednesday, my fellow crocheters/yarn enthusiasts!

This week I’m hard at work on my chevron afghan, but as I said before, I’m not going to post a picture of it every week, as that would be kind of pointless. Instead, this week I’m going to share with you a different project that’s been on and off my hook for awhile… my camo chevron afghan!

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I’m making this particular afghan for my father, since he’s never had a crocheted afghan of his own and he tends to get very cold in the winter.

I’m not going to lie, this project is definitely a challenge for me. For starters, I’m using Red Heart brand yarn (because it’s nearly impossible to find masculine colors in Caron Simply Soft or I Love This Yarn) and as most crafters know, certain skeins can be particularly rough on your hands. I find that I have to go rinse and lotion my hands every so often to keep them from getting yarn-burnt. And because the yarn is so thick and I’m crocheting through the back-loops (I know I’ve mentioned this before, it’s the reason that there are ridges on the blanket), I actually have to go back and manually weave in my ends instead of just crocheting over the tails like I usually do.

Despite this thing being a monster to work with, I’m actually pretty proud of the way it’s turning out. My dad is really impressed, and I know he’ll be happy once winter rolls around and he has something to keep him warm. As long as I can get it finished by then. I tend to work on this project when I run out of grape yarn for my main afghan… so it’s kind of slow going at the moment. I think I’m on stripe 3, so that means that I have 18 more stripes to go D: