I've finished another blanket!
I started this blanket expecting it to be a baby blanket but it's much too large for that. As a rule, when I make a blanket I don't stop until I run out of yarn. In this case it made for a big blanket and I'm OK with that. Here are the details:
Yarn is Universal Major - Full color selection here. On sale colors (including my blue, Aloe) here. This is the second blanket that I've made with this yarn and I have 2 more colors in my stash to work with. I enjoy this yarn and it makes a squishy blanket. It's a #5 bulky weight. I used 4 whole skeins (about 1300 yards)
K Hook, although you could get away with one size larger. I cast on 122 stitches with an L hook and did one row of single crochet before starting the pattern.
The pattern is the Inchworm Baby Blanket. It calls for 2 colorways of this yarn but I only used 1.
If you prefer video tutorials here's one from Fiber Spider that I used to supplement the written pattern.
I have this same yarn in a pink colorway and actually made a baby blanket with it earlier this year. I have enough pink to do this exact blanket again and that's likely what I will do, eventually. What I love about this pattern is that when you make a mistake in the pattern (usually by skipping a stitch on the fan section) it's easy and invisible to fix by skipping a skip stitch on the next pattern row.
The pattern is one row of DC in pattern and 1 row of SC.
My blanket finished at about 42 x 60. Mom and I talked about it and decided that it would be best as a donation for a chemo or dialysis patient. It would be a really comfy and warm blanket to bring to treatments. So when I donate it I will specify that use.
Next up I'm going to do a couple of hats for something quick and then I'll start a pocket shawl for Mom out of this yarn, Lion Brand Anti-Pilling. Based on the swatch I think it's going to be lovely to work with.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.