Dec 21, 2008

Unlovely Crochet blanket

Here is a warm-as-toast blanket. And it's free--I just used all the left-over sport weight yarn in my stash. I made this blanket several years ago, thinking that I was making a summer blanket, as it's only sport yarn and full of holes. Wrong--it's now my favorite winter warmer. First the flannel sheet goes on the bed, then this blanket and a few quilts on top of that. I "designed" this blanket as follows. Chain about 100. Turn, skip three sts and sc in next ch. Sk 3 ch, and sc in next st. At end of row, ch 3. Following rows: Ch 3, sc in first loop, *ch 3, sc in next loop. Continue in this pattern until you reach the width size of the bed you are making the blanket for. As you use up yarn, just join in another bit and keep going--there's no color or pattern here, it's just any sport-weight yarn you have on hand, or can buy from the close-out bin, or any odds and ends you can get from friends who may want to get rid of them. Make as many of these width lengths as you need for your bed--I have five width strips in my blanket. Then, crochet the widths together. As you come to the end of the rows, you will find that some are too short or too long. Adjust as necessary, by adding rows or subtracting. I found that with 5 width strips, I have enough blanket to tuck under at the foot of the bed.

4 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

When it's under all those quilts, who cares what it looks like! Sounds warm and cozy.

Cher said...

love this make it up blanket-nice!

Aimee said...
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Karen said...

It must really get cold where you live! Interesting how your left over yarns turned into such a well used and toasty warmer.