I made the first one of these blankets for Chris is 2021. I loved the yarn and pattern so much that I bought the yarn (on clearance) in almost every color available. This one is for Chris' best friend, Win.
I call it "the dude blanket" because, except for one, they have all been made for men in my life. One for Chris, one for each of my 3 brothers and one for my cousin's husband. I decided to break with tradition and give one of them to my doctor, a female, to thank her for everything she's done for me and Chris. The colors of that one were pale grays, purples and a little pink so it definitely had a feminine feel. I have one in the closet yet to gift but I'm sure it will find the perfect home soon.
Here's the full view of the last one. It finished to 48" x 66". I'm a little bothered by the solid looking rows at the bottom but that's how the yarn came out of the skein. Win will not notice. Hopefully it will just be his nap blanket. He has a couple of my quilts that he says he likes so hopefully he will like this too.
Here are the details:
Cascade Cartwheel Yarn, 7 balls,
Pattern from BagODay Crochet, pattern repeat is 8 stitches plus 3
I used a K hook and chained 147 stitches (with an L hook)
These were a lot of fun to make and I could do them blind by the end. The patterns works up quickly and has a great texture. I'd happily use it again.
I have a few more balls of this yarn but not enough for a big blanket. I expect that I will turn them into a couple of wheelchair lap blankets. But I'm going to rest this yarn for a while and start a new donation baby blanket.
In other news, I think I finally have a quilting plan for Red Sunset and hope to get started on it today after I go to craft group at the library.
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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.