Happy Memorial Day! I know this can be a very sad day for some. I, for one, am very grateful for all those who have served our country and sacrificed to do so.
It has been cold and raining here in Eastern Iowa. Not much outside weather this weekend. So, I finished another blanket. I have been working on this blanket for a while. It was always an in between project. I would work on it while figuring out what to make next. I had no real plan for it, except to use up the Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe wool that I had left. The yarn is discontinued and I had quite a lot of it. I really liked it and when it went on discount, everywhere, I bought all I could find. I started with a granny rectangle, then grannied from there.
I am off to work on and write up the flat oval patten to line an oval basket. I will do the tutorial for the whole lining, not just the bottom. Talk to everyone soon. :)
P.S. I want to add that I was inspired to make this when I saw the Wendy Blanket. I came up with the rectangle pattern and this pattern on my own, but I think the Wendy Blanket is gorgeous.
Extra P.S. I have gotten such positive feedback on this blanket that I have put the instructions on how to make it here.
Here we go. This is three stitches less than the tutorial I wrote. Ch.
28, then dc in the 6th ch from the hook. Work a dc in each stitch until
you have 18 dc. Join to the first ch with a slip stitch. You should
have a loop at each end with 5 chains. I had to make it three less
stitches than the tutorial so that the three round granny squares would
For the second row, change colors. I do it on the side, three
dc's from the end. From here you can follow the granny rectangle
tutorial, it has photos. http://mamakashi.blogspot.com/2013/01/three-things-snow-ta-dah-and-granny.html
did 6 rounds after the foundation round. Then I made 16 granny squares
with only two rounds. I used the third round to JAYG. I joined the first
square on the corner of the rectangle and worked around. After
completing the joining of the 16 squares I did 6 rounds in granny clusters. There are 6 rounds between every group of granny squares.
I made 32 granny squares for the next round of granny squares. The same
way, starting with two round squares and joining with the third round.
Again, 6 rounds to seperate granny rounds and then 48 squares. Then 6 rounds to seperate.
For the last set of granny squares I made 64 squares. That was it for
the squares. Then I did 2 rows in the same color (this is the main color
for the last part of my blanket. After the first two rows, every other
row is this color). After the that I used aqua for a round then the main
color (blue) then aqua again. Then blue, then I put a red row in, I had
to use up my red. Back to blue and then the kelly green, alternating
with another round of blue then green then blue to finish it off. For
the border I did a row of blue in sc (dc in uk). Then I did a row of sc
all the way around with each corner having 2 sc, 2 ch, 2 sc in them. For
the red round I did an sc, ch1, sk a stitch and sc, ch1 all the way
around. The corners have an sc, 2 ch, sc each. For the last row of teal sc in the top of the sc stitches
and then a long sc in the skipped stitch. A long sc is the same as an
sc, you just insert the hook in the skipped stitch on the row below. I
hope that makes sense. For the corners I did two sc, ch 2, 2 sc ea. The
last row is the main color, blue and I hdc (htc) around the whole
border. Each corner has two hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc. Then fasten off. There are
tons of ends to weave in on this blanket. I did them after completing
each round of granny squares. I think it took longer than making the
blanket. I hope this makes sense, if not, feel free to contact me
anytime and I can help. Have fun and I can't wait to see what you make.