I was fairly excited to try out a new yarn for this blanket. And I’m fairly sure that I’m fairly excited about everything these days?? Sorry…I’ll be sure to work on my variety of descriptive vocabulary for all of the future EXCITING things in my life that make it to this little blog.
But seriously, this SHEEP(ISH) yarn was so nice to work with. It’s a “regular” yarn sold at most big box craft stores- i.e. still affordable, washable, and usable without fear of ruining something too expensive to replace. And, bonus, on sale last week when I picked up some other yarn I needed for a custom blanket order. It’s extremely soft, has a nice squoosh factor if you’re into that sorta thing (who isn’t?), and best of all- comes in a variety of BRIGHT colors. I’m talking dipped-your-hand-in-tye-dye-liquid bright that I’m sort of obsessed with these days. I’ve done that, by the way. Dipped my hand in tye dye liquid. By accident of course. I think it’s still visible… only joking. Don’t let your kids dip their hands in tye dye liquid.
This bright beauty follows the same double crochet pattern I’ve been using in previous blankets but is ever so slightly variegated in it’s texture thanks to the subtle changes in yarn thickness throughout each wonderfully colored skein.
Here are the colors I chose for this palette:
The pattern I created for these blankets can now be found here. For this particular blanket, just substitute a double crochet for the singles.
It’s been brought to my attention that there is specific “UK” terminology when it comes to crochet and a slightly different “US” terminology… I, being quite obviously from the United States, think I use US terminology but can’t be sure since I am not a professional crochet-er. So, er, do the best you can! If you have questions just leave a comment and I’ll help as much as I can. Basically, just pick a stitch, and do the entire blanket consistently in that one stitch. Make sense?
Don’t be shy (or sheepish!)- click on over to my Etsy Shop. This lovely little thing is FOR SALE!