WIP Wednesday – Crochet By Numbers

Hope you all had a great 4th of July with family and friends.

I’m back with a WIP Wednesday project. I’m pretty excited about this because I’ve been wanting to do this for quite some time. I love crocheting by graph, but this one is different. This particular process is called crochet by numbers or CBN. I took an online course and it included two CBN patterns. The one I’m working on now is for my zodiac sign, Cancer. It’s finally starting to look like something. I’m about half way done. I gonna make a pillow out of it to put in my future craft room.

I always like a challenge and this one was no different. The process isn’t hard, the only stitches you use are chain and single crochet. It just takes time and concentration because you can skip a stitch and have to frog the complete row. I’ve done it twice since working on this project. I printed the pattern, got a pen and check off each row as I finish it. The colors are assigned a number, hence the name CBN.

Can you make out at the bottom, the “C a n”, the top and bottom of the 69 symbol? I can’t wait to finish this and start my big CBN project. It’s gonna be a gift for a loved one. It’s relaxing and if you are okay with changing yarn, then it’s a fun project to work on. Hopefully I’ll be finished in about a week or so and that’s because of the holiday and everything else going on in my world.

This was my practice swatch and I passed with flying colors, lol. If you are interested in learning and receiving a pattern from CBN, go to their website Crochet By Numbers 

The possibilities are endless on what you can do with crochet…