Project Linus Blanket #30
This blanket was so quick and easy! It’s not my usual ripple blanket. This time I used a different pattern because I wasn’t sure about the yarn. I had originally planned on using it for a ripple blanket, but the yarn that I bought to go with it was a #4 and it’s a #3. I knew that combining the two in a ripple was not going to look right. That’s when I came across Creative Grandma’s latest crochet blanket tutorial on YouTube. She uses the same yarn in a different color and I really liked the look. It’s the easiest stitch, too. The hardest part was keeping track of your rows, but that’s made very easy with a stitch counter.
The orange variegated color is Ice Yarn’s Magic Light in the color Yellow-Orange-Red. I purchased this color because you don’t often find these different shades of orange. At least, not in yarn. When I was in high school I had a friend who LOVED orange and his aunt made him an afghan that he loved. My hope is that there’s a boy out there who also loves orange and will love this blanket. The Magic Light is a very soft yarn so it feels nice against your skin. This yarn is a 3.53 oz skein and you have to purchase it in packages of four. I had bought two packages and ended up using five skeins for this blanket.
I didn’t end up using the border that Glenda (Creative Grandma) used on her blanket because I wanted to use the crochet border book that Jay had given me for Christmas. It’s the “Every Which Way Crochet Borders: 139 Patterns for Customized Edgings” by Edie Eckman. I chose border #55 because it was wide and not very lacy. I ended up using an entire skein of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in the color Limelight.
I really enjoyed working on this blanket and I hope it brings a lot of comfort to some little boy who will wear it out with love.
I’ve already packed my bag for the next blanket, another ripple, and had some supervision.
What would I do without the help? ❤