Star afghan / blanket
My first afghan is ready. I decided to make it shaped like a star. The yarn I use is Magic Light Yellow Purple Pink Green Blue and crochet hook 5.0 mm. I used 8 skeins (=2880 m). The pattern is named Bernat Mosaic Afghan. The pattern has a minor error in it, but you can use any pattern for a star shaped blanket and make it any size - there are plenty of them out there.
I'm very fond of these self-striping / variegated yarns, but I do think they are best used in simple patterns made up from dc. I started to make a shell blanket in the same yarn, which didn't turn out well at all. It looked as if I had made major errors, while the visual effect was all from the colour changes of the yarn.
While I was working with the afghan it felt huge! It's almost 2 meter long from point to point. When I started to use it, I sort of regretted that I hadn't made it even bigger.
My first large fail with the same yarn. I frogged it.