My best friend from high school is getting married next month, and I thought I'd make her and her husband a pretty coverlet (she and I learned how to crochet together back in the day). I found a yarn I like (Yarn Bee Princess in White Night).
However, I can not find a pattern that looks right. I've tried four different ones, this is my current attempt
. The previous patterns were a larger shell
(which I frogged after 5 rows because it was working up too puffy for my liking), and a basket weave pattern (which didn't show the weave well).
I've never had this kind of frustration with finding a pattern before. Is it fair to say maybe the yarn is the problem? It's an acrylic/polyamide blend, medium 4. I looked through Ravelry's yarn index specifically for Yarn Bee Princess, but there wasn't a pattern that amused me.
Any suggestions? Should I just keep frogging and trying different patterns until I find one that looks right? Or should I call defeat with the yarn? Could it be hook size that's causing me grief? I've used the size recommended and the next size larger for all the attempts I've done (my tension is always tight, so going up a size isn't uncommon for me).
Thanks in advance!