This months Annie’s kit was one of those easy and fun projects that we all love to crochet. The kind that requires little attention because it is a pattern that repeats throughout the project. This also was one of the patterns that I view on the Annie’s Hook and Needle Club web page under project gallery. I have been looking forward to crocheting some the projects that I have seen there and I was glad to receive this one.  This will make the fourth one out of ten that I have received from that section.

The kit came with one large skein of bulky (chunky) weight ribbon boucle yarn and two patterns; one for crocheting and one for knitting. I will be making the crochet pattern which will require a N hook and a tapestry needle that I will provide from my own tools.

The shawl itself was an easy pattern to crochet using the basic stitches of a chain stitch (The Chain Stitch), slip stitch (Slip Stitch), treble crochet (Triple/Treble Crochet) and single crochet (The Single Crochet). I must note here, that once again the yarn came in an unmarked label which was a disappointment in this case, because it was easily manageable and pleasant to work with. I really like the feel and look it presented in the finished garment.

The pattern consisted of eleven rows with a one row edging – which would account for the speed and quickness of this project. The pattern itself was clearly written and easy to understand, and follow which I found relaxing. Particularly since I was looking for something to help me unwind with for some scheduled downtime. If I find the right yarn, I could definitely see myself repeating this pattern in the future.

With all of this said, I am rating this kit a nine, losing only one point for the yarn being in unmark labels. Making this impossible for me to duplicate exactly. Eagerly awaiting my next months kit now that I am catching up on some back projects.

Until next time, Keep those hooks flying.