Changing Tides Blanket

Since I had put this blog down for a really long time, I’d like to spend some time in my next few posts catching up on finishes.

Today I’d like to feature a project I finished a few months ago, and it’s the blanket I referenced in my post about using your handiwork as a meditative practice. I made this for myself, and while I worked on it, I was very mindful of the thoughts going through my head. I made sure I was relaxed and happy while making it, and I envisioned myself all wrapped up in it, cozy, maybe reading a good book and drinking a cup of tea. I let my imagination guide my intentions.

Imaginging good things for other people as I work on something for them is not a super-new concept for me, but imaginging good things for myself as I worked on a piece was pretty new. It was eye-opening!

Pardon the messy sheet — the wind kicked up!

Anyway, here is my Changing Tides Blanket. It was designed by Eleonora of Coastal Crochet, and is a free CAL (crochet-a-long) pattern on her site, or you can pay for an ad-free pattern.

This is the largest, most complicated crochet piece I have done to date. I’d say the pattern is good for someone with intermediate (or perhaps adventurous beginner) crochet skills.

I should note it really wasn’t THAT hard to do, even though it may look complicated. The pattern was very well written and had excellent photos and tutorials to guide you, and there is a Facebook group for support. I feel like my crochet skills grew quite a bit in the completion of this piece.

What are your recent wins or finishes? Leave a comment and tell me!

Published by Beth

I reside in North Carolina with my husband Fred and am acclimating to a new area after 13 years in Pittsburgh. In the past few years I have completely changed my life (and I couldn't do it without support from family and friends). I now work as a writer and editor, and my favorite topics to write about are how to live a more positive life, book reviews, and sharing my crafts. Welcome! By the way, following links on this post may result in my earning a small fee. As an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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