So it turns out that trying to finish a crochet woollen blanket in the middle of a January heat wave and while moving house is not ideal. Who knew?? Ideal or not, the blanket I have been working on for the last 6 months is finally finished, and I must say I’m pretty happy with it. Just don’t look too closely at the border on the sides of the blanket!
Despite the length of time it took to make, this was seriously the easiest crochet project ever. Row after row of double crochet stitches, changing colour every three rows. I used Cleckheatons superfine merino wool. It is soooo soft and lovely to work with that I am permanently spoiled, and will never be happy using another yarn again. I used stone, denim, forest green, jade, and ice green yarn, and I needed about three balls each of the denim, forest green, jade, and ice green coloured yarn, and five balls of stone, which I also used around the border.
See what I mean about the side borders – I’m just not sure how to make it neater. Also, I should have started with a different colour to the grey because with the border, there is a super thick grey stripe at the bottom of the blanket. Oh well!
The blanket is 250 stitches wide and has 105 rows. I then did four rows of half double crochets around the edge to form a border and finish it off. Told you it was big!!
I made this blanket for Meg and she is super pleased with it. Despite the hot weather, she wanted to snuggle under it last night (it does get cool here). Fingers crossed that the blanket stays in good condition so I can enter it in the local agricultural show this year!
Next up, I’m planning on making a hexagon blanket. I’ve got the wool ready and I’m itching to get started, but with us moving out of the farmhouse this week I’ve had to put my plans on hold for a week or two. I have no idea which box the wool is in, or whether my hooks are in the same box (I’m betting they’re not). Fingers crossed I can find them.
Have you used Cleckheatons super fine?? Do you always have a project ready to go?