I thought I was kickin' ass and takin' names on my first time ever following a pattern for a baby blanket (my baby brother is expecting a baby boy in June).
I should warn you, I'm a beginner crocheter. Until last week I only knew one stitch, SC. I've made lots of scarfs and only one childs blanket and it's not quite finished. "S&B Happy Hooker" taught me all the other stitches and how to read a pattern.
On to my blunder...
It's a simple rectangle, super easy right? Well I thought I had chained my first row too tight because each new row seemed so much looser and longer, then I decided to count the stitches. (Who needs to count stitches when making a simple rectangle?) Apparently me, I started out with 74 per the pattern, row 24 ended up with 97ish stitches! OOPS! I had actually increased on every row and didn't notice! I'm so retarded. Enjoy the pics:
Here's the pattern I'm following, looking good right?
I obviously used blue instead of pink for a boy and dark grey instead of black because I didn't have any baby soft black hanging around the house.
I unraveled all but the first two rows and started over. I'll post pics when I'm all done.
Now I'm a little scared to attempt the hat, but I will.