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My New Favorite Blanket

Last summer as I was starting to plan my Christmas projects, I had the idea to start a list of all the blankets I wanted to make. I am constantly looking at beautiful patterns on Pinterest and on different crochet groups, but I never did much outside my comfort zone. (My comfort zone consisted mainly of single crochet chevron’s and animal hats.)

Over the past seven months, I’ve managed to tick fourteen off of my list of forty. I should note that the list started with twenty-eight which means that for almost everyone I’ve gotten done, I’ve added one more.




With this project, I’ve really been able to test myself and my skills. There were loads of things I was uncomfortable doing, but I kept pushing. It also helped that almost every blanket I’ve made has been a gift so I was highly motivated to finish them.

The one I’ve finished most recently might just be my favorite.





This beautiful blanket is based off the pattern for Attic 24’s Cosy Stripes Blanket.

I wanted to make mine significantly smaller so I chained 96 as opposed to her 198. I did 29 rows with my H (5.00mm) hook. I then used her Cosy Blanket Edging which resulted in one of the most beautiful edgings I have ever done. (I may start using this for all feminine blankets I make from here on out.)

My finished blanket is 35” x 38”.



I wanted a random stripe pattern which if I try to do myself would have been more stress than it was worth. I used Biscuits & Jam’s Random Stripe Generator. I plugged in my colors, my stripe width (2 rows), and my number of stripes (29). I refreshed the page until I got a color sequence that I liked.




The colors I used are all Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn:
Purple (p)
Orchid (0)
Amethyst (a)
White with sparkle (w)
Light Gray (lg)
Gray Beard (gb)

Here is my color sequence if you are interested:
(My colors start from the bottom and go up)
P
Lg
W
Lg
Gb
P
A
P
O
A
O
P
Gb
P
Lg
P
O
P
A
P
W
P
W
Gb
P
O
P
Lg
A

My edging color sequence is:
O
A
P
W


I hope you enjoy making this blanket as much as I did!




P.S. I’m contemplating making a pattern for a whole script alphabet. Comment if you’re interested.

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