The Cromium blanket

I once read a short essay about knitters and crocheters and how most have a disproportionate view of the level of difficulty of the work they do. They make something, that the rest of the world looks at and thinks “wow that looks really difficult” and the knitter/crocheter is dismissive and says that it’s not that hard, it’s just stitch x, or a small baby thing etc. They’re not being smug or whatever, they just really don’t see it as something difficult. Generally I’d agree with that, and it relates to anything anyone does – whether it’s computer programming, painting walls, crocheting, lawyering. It’s not hard for the person who is in the field.

Except for this baby blanket. I look at it, it doesn’t look hard. I look at the pattern, it doesn’t look hard to follow.

I then proceed to spend days trying to figure out the first 3 rows.

Finally, with the aid of this helpful tutorial, I figured it out. Then it’s easy peasy lemon squeezy from there!

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Pattern: Chromium Star Blanket by Laura Lynn Hanks
Hook: 4 mm
Yarn: Panda cotton blend and Sullivan’s coton-a
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