Tides of Change Afghan
One of my goals this year is to work on things that have been hanging around for a while. That could be UFOs, patterns that I picked up long ago that I want to crochet, decreasing my yarn stash, etc. The Tides of Change afghan has been on my bucket list for a long time - maybe even since I first learned to crochet. At the time I remember reading the pattern and thinking "I'll never be able to do that."
Turns out I probably could have done it, and it would have been great exposure to a ton of stitches. I think an Advanced Beginner could easily tackle it.
Instead of changing colors every round ('cause, I'm lazy like that), and in an attempt to use up all that variegated yarn I just can't stop buying, I decided to pull from my stash. (Good news - the stash is down 9 very large balls and I can see a corner of my desk!)
I think this one is stunning and I plan to use it as a table cloth in my kitchen. Best of all? The pattern is free on Ravelry.