I have received more kits then for each year I been on this Earth. That is saying something seeing that I am in my mid-fifties. In the month of June, this year I received my 62nd kit from Annie’s Hook & Needle Club. What a milestone! When I first joined Annie’s Hook & Needle club, I was thinking it would last four years and here I am already in the middle of my sixth year!

This kit was a Color-Block Basket that would measure ten inches in diameter and eight inches tall when finished. I know that there are larger ones out there but this is one of my largest ones that I have ever crocheted.

The kit came with two sets of instructions, you can choose between knitting or crocheting. You will need to have in your own tools a size K crochet hook, a tapestry needle and some stitch markers.

I have been working on a tote bag that requires a lot of focus because it has a lot of front post triples and double triples in it. This easy skill level pattern gave me a nice short break from a more complicated project.

The pattern is worked in rounds from beginning to end, so if you are looking for some experience with this technique you will enjoy this one. The pattern was very easy to follow and well written. I really enjoyed the crocheting process with this project immensely. It was so enjoyable I found myself reaching for it every chance I could.

One piece of advice. Have some way to mark it so you will not lose your place. There is nothing more frustrating then coming back to a project and discovering you do not remember what row you left off on.

Secondly, make sure you use a stitch marker, as this is done in continuous rows and it will be almost impossible to know where you started.

The yarn was great and that also made the project a delight to crochet. The kit came with 6 skeins of yarn: 2 turquoise, 2 lime green and 2 cobalt blue, all in medium worsted weight.

I am rating this kit a perfect ten. Everything about it was an enjoyable experience from opening it, crocheting it and the way it looked when finished. I could easily see myself crocheting another one in the near future for a gift for a friend.

If you are in the club would love to hear how many kits you have received.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.