A friend is going through a significant health issue. He’s a wonderful person with a heart of gold and he loves the shelter animals. I’ve been trying to think what I could do, and really there isn’t anything. However, I thought maybe a lap blanket could be like a hug that’s always available when needed, so I set out on my latest crochet project.
I used four skeins of gray yarn and three skeins of turquoise on an N sized hook.
The body of the blanket is made of three strands of yarn used as one. The outside edging is two strands of yarn used as one.
Chain 82. Turn.
Double crochet in 2nd chain from hook and each across. Chain one, turn and continue. I used a total of six skeins of yarn for the main body.
For the edging, single crochet two rows all around. On the third row, chain 1, sc in 1st stitch, chain 1, skip stitch *sc, ch 1, skip*
Hope he likes it! I’ll be starting another similar project later this week for a little girl who loves purple.
I’ve fallen a bit behind on the 52 Week Crochet Challenge. Week six inspired me to put my extra yarn in a clear plastic tote for storage instead of having it sit in piles on the table in the spare room. I do have several really floppy skeins that need to be balled. Then I can catch up with Week Seven and do a stash-busting project. Week Eight was unfinished projects week, and I’m pleased to say I don’t have any of those currently! Week Nine was time to organize patterns. Most of my pattern storage is on pinterest, and I hand-write out the instructions on scrap paper when I’m ready to do a project. Week Ten is my first project showcase, which is here.