Project Linus Blanket #44
This is my latest blanket for Project Linus. I used Creative Grandma’s pattern Winter in the Woods. After I saw this pattern on YouTube I wanted to give it a try. It was a very easy pattern to follow and worked up quickly. I enjoyed this pattern so much that I want to use it for some more that I already have kitted up. I just have to figure out how far I can get with a slightly different yarn because that will determine how wide I make my stripes.
I really like the texture these stitches create, too.
The pattern called for Premier Yarn’s Puzzle Yarn, but I used Yarn Bee’s Soft & Sleek.
I used 9 full skeins and a smidgeon of a 10th. I did not put a border on it because I didn’t feel that it needed it. I really enjoyed this yarn, too. It was so NICE on my fingers and the crochet hook.
I also made a baby blanket for a friend who is expecting her second child in November.
This is the Woven Rainbow Blanket by Mary Maxim.
I saw this in a catalog and loved the look of it. I looked, but I couldn’t buy just the pattern so I bought the kit. I think I chose the ‘Twizzler’ color.
I think that when I crochet crossed stitches like this I tend to crochet too tightly. This blanket was supposed to be much bigger, but it’s only big enough to use with the baby carrier. It looks neat, but felt like it took FOREVER to crochet. I’ll be honest, I actually decided to just finish it off because I was tired of working on it.
This is the back. It was interesting, but I probably won’t ever make it again. Just because it’s a lot of work with very little progress. I also did not care for the yarn. You can tell it’s a lower-cost baby acrylic. It’s not as cheap-feeling as Red Heart Super Saver, but it’s definitely not a Hobby Lobby or Yarn Bee acrylic.
Currently I’m working on some Christmas gifts and then I’ll get back to another Project Linus blanket.