How I made a crocheted version of a wedding ring quilt

How I made a crocheted version of a wedding ring quilt

My best friend got married this weekend, and for the occasion, I made a crocheted version of a wedding ring quilt.

Blog PhotoI found the free pattern months ago on the Red Heart yarn website several months ago, and I've been making the pieces for it ever since.

I grossly underestimated the time it would take to assemble, though, and spent just about ever waking hour I had at home from last Sunday until Thursday finishing it.

I taught Rob to weave in the loose ends, and he must have done hundreds. I couldn't have finished it without him. He was also in charge of grocery shopping, cooking dinner and doing Blog Photolaundry, because I was too busy crocheting to help even a little.

When assembling, I colored the construction chart on my printed pattern, which helped me keep track of what I'd done and what still needed to be done. I was so relieved when I finally colored the whole thing in!

The work was so worth it, though. The quilt is big and cozy and snuggly. Rob requested I make one for us. Maybe someday.

Still, it was the perfect gift for my friend, who had a traditional wedding. The colors were chosen based on her home's earth-tone decorating scheme. The pattern called for Blog Photovariegated yarn, which I don't care for. Still, I can see that using a solid and similarly colored variegated yarn would help the quilt look more cohesive.

I would definitely recommend this pattern as a lovely wedding gift, but just make sure you give yourself plenty of time to finish it.

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rsp wrote on March 19, 2013 at 11:03 am

Very nice! It's beautiful. I use a yellow highlighter to mark patterns because then I can copy them without the highlighter showing. I tried using a plastic page holder but the page would slip. 

Meg Dickinson wrote on March 19, 2013 at 11:03 am
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Ah, that's a good idea! My pattern was so beat up by the time I was done, I just recycled it. I'll print it again if I ever plan to make another.

sschwartz wrote on March 19, 2013 at 3:03 pm

The picture doesn't even do it justice!  It is gorgeous!  Thanks again Meg!

Meg Dickinson wrote on March 19, 2013 at 3:03 pm
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I'm so glad you like it!!!