This little gem of a blanket came together quite nicely. It’s the first time I’ve ever used a real pattern but I’m happy I finally got one under my belt. Each row took much longer than usual, at first, because I was constantly counting and counting and counting. Hard to keep track of stitches with two little ones and a dog climbing all over your lap!
I had to learn how to do stitch increases and decreases but it wasn’t too difficult and youtube certainly came in handy. The only other tricky part of this blanket was the turning stitches at the end of each row. Count those stitches very carefully because if they are off, your entire row will not work out correctly as you count the stitches. Where losing or adding a single stitch in a regular single or double crochet blanket really isn’t a big, noticeable mistake, it will really mess you up here. Count, count, count!
Often called a “ripple pattern”, these stripes aren’t too “pointy” if you know what I mean… they rise and fall softly but still look like classic chevron when you finish. Plus- nothing complicated in the pattern! A great place to start if you love to crochet, but like me, are a pretty novice beginner when it comes to reading patterns.
**I have spent the last few weeks revising and adjusting this blanket pattern to make it available in my Etsy shop. Thank you for all the love- it’s one of my absolute favorites!**
Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand
Charcoal Grey, Kelly Green, Fern, Pea Green, Radiant Yellow, Silver Grey, Silver Heather
This took me a few days to complete but moved more quickly once I had the pattern figured out.
**I use a “russian join” to change colors. I love it because it leaves you with no ends to weave in when you are finished. Search it on youtube to find a tutorial.**
The only question now is to sell or not to sell? Kinda love it. Just a little.
Other crochet blanket posts:
On my radar:
A new quilt for our new queen bed! I’m going to get brave here, go out on a limb and actually attempt to follow a pattern.
This beautiful book features my favorite quilt on the cover. The blocks feature my favorite classic quilt block pattern: the log cabin. Each cross is made up of four log cabin blocks sewn together. Maybe it will be finished by summertime? I’m sifting through scraps once again to pull each of 60 necessary scrap prints. So far I’ve got about 13 prints ready to be cut and pressed.
I’ll keep you posted!
While Daddy was out at the hockey game yesterday evening, we discovered a new favorite game.