I was so excited (and relieved!) to finish Digby’s chevron blanket last week after having it sit in my project basket and taunt me every time I looked in there! I started it when I was about 4 months pregnant with Digs, and he is now, um, 19 months old.
While I love a good blanket project, I have to admit that it doesn’t take long for me to get bored and I put it away for a while. I’ve only made 2 crochet blankets and I did the same thing with the other one too!
So onto the details, I used the Cheery Wave Ripple Blanket pattern by Pip at Meet Me At Mikes, which I actually found on Ravelry.
The yarn is Cascade Avalon which is a 10 ply cotton acrylic blend which is absolutely beautiful to work with. I use this yarn for lots of things and it’s really soft and washes really well, which is why I chose this yarn, because little people are grots!
I used a 5mm hook, but I did the foundation chain with a 6mm hook to avoid the chain being too tight and the rest of the blanket getting out of whack. A very handy little blanket trick I picked up 😉
For the border I just did a single crochet edge all the way around in white, then I did a single crochet in black all the way around. On the ends I did a row of hdc (half double crochet – us terms) followed by another row of single crochet with a picot on each point of the zig zag.
I saw a picture on the net of a similar finish once but could not for the life of me find it again, so I just made it up as I went.
I didn’t want to do anything too fancy on the border so that the pattern really stands out.
And now it’s hanging over the end of the cot ready for, ahem, next winter, because it’s now coming into spring! It certainly brightens up the room though, even if it’s going to be too hot to use it very soon.
Ravelry notes are here if you’d like to check those out too.
So what have you been crocheting?
I’d love to hear!