Project Linus Blanket #39

Project Linus Blanket #39

Project Linus Blanket #39 - 09 2021 Lake Views

“Lake Views”

Yes, I realize that picture is slightly out of focus, but that’s the best you’re going to get tonight. I feel like I’m a little out of focus so the blanket really fits the mood.

I saw Creative Grandma’s video on YouTube where she showed the Two Way Shell Stitch. After seeing it I thought it would make a great Project Linus blanket.

Project Linus Blanket #39 Lake Views

It would be dense enough that little fingers can’t slip through and it should be a good stash-busting project. I still had some of the Red Heart ombre yarn left over from the Tulip Afghan. I bought two more skeins of the blue ombre and figured I was good to go. Except, I didn’t realize how much yarn this blanket was going to eat! I ended up having to buy MORE of the green ombre yarn, so yet again I’m left with a partial skein of it. If I had continued to crochet with it then the blanket would have turned into a really long and narrow rectangle. Not really the look I wanted.

Project Linus Blanket #39 Detail

This is a free stitch pattern so Glenda doesn’t tell you how many chains to make or how big it will be. I guessed based on my ripple afghans and chained 150. I used an H (5.00mm) hook with the #4 worsted yarn. I really enjoyed this stitch, but I think I’m going to modify it a bit. This is the stitch pattern I’m going to use for the yarn I received in my last Caring Crochet Kit. I have PLENTY of baby yarn so I’m going to see how far I can get with a thinner yarn and the same size hook.

This turned out to be a nice size for a baby’s crip, about 36″ x 38″. It will be very nice for the winter or else to put on the floor. Either way, it was an enjoyable blanket to crochet.

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