Chevron blanket FTW

Did you see that I'm crocheting little pouches for baby marsupials orphaned after the recent floods in New South Wales?

Before that happened, I started a new blanket - and I'm actually following a pattern! (Mostly)

It's very unlike me to follow a pattern for anything yarn-related, but this one is so easy, I can crochet while watching TV and just let my fingers follow the rhythm of the pattern. It's roughly 1m wide and 60cm tall so far - I think I'm about 1/3 of the way through - and I'm thrilled with my progress.

If you'd like to make one too, check out the awesomely easy pattern over at Meet Me At Mike's, where there are photos, a written tutorial/pattern and a video. How wonderful and generous is that?

To make things faster, I'm using two strands of yarn and a 10mm hook, which gives me a gorgeous chunky weave without being too lacy or heavy. The yarn is Lincraft's Cosy Wool, which is lovely and warm thanks to being 100% wool, but is also a little on the cheap and scratchy side.

I'll be back later with photos of the finished product, or catch me on Instagram for progress shots.

Happy crocheting, friends!