Over the weekend I was asked about my Scrapghan project, and I realized it's been a little neglected. So last night I tried a pattern I found on Ravelry that I've been dying to make. The pattern is Fireworks Surpise by Amy Schwab, and it's a free Ravelry download!
I thought this pattern was particularly fitting after all the lovely 4th of July fireworks I had just seen! I just love fireworks and am probably just as excited every year to see them as I was when I was little! Maybe I love the anticipatory excitement before hand just as much. Getting ready and finding the perfect spot to watch... I don't know, I guess it's similar to that magical once a year excitement on Christmas Eve!
Even the back of the pattern is really neat! I thought it was well written and fun to make. I only made a few slight changes: I started each round with a standing stitch instead of chains, I added a row of single crochet after the last round, and I used a J hook instead of an I hook just because that's the size hook I've been using for all my scrapghan blocks. The J worked, but I could see how the smaller sized I hook would make it just a little bit tighter. Overall, I love it!
Are you guys big fireworks fans too?