Waiting for the Paint to Dry Afghan Project 2018
crocheted by jojo sabalvaro tan
I wanted to share with you my latest "Waiting for the Paint to Dry' Project. It is a crocheted afghan based on an online crochet along called Frida's Flowers by Jane Crowfoot. The pattern is available on Ravelry and here is the link :Frida's Flowers.
I was not faithful to the yarn colors used in the pattern. Instead, I used Lion Brand Mandala yarn which comes in an array of different sets of variegated colors in each skein. You can take a look at the Mandala yarn collection in this link (http://www.lionbrand.com/mandala-yarn.html). With minor alterations to the pattern instructions, I used an entire skein with all its different colors and then grabbed another skein which made the colors pretty random and serendipitous, It turned out like how a scrappy quilt would - colorful and fun. If you like just crocheting blocks without having to change colors on every round, this is the way to go. In many cases, the variegated yarn makes it look like you did change colors along the way and as a bonus, you have less pesky joins and yarn ends to tuck in.
I still want to make this quilt again and follow the colors of the original faithfully since the original is beautiful. For now, I am happy and cozy with this 'waiting for the paint to dry' crochet afghan project.