I love blankets made from cotton yarn – this is the first time I’ve used this one from BluPrint but I like how it’s working up. Soft and squishy!
It’s a very simple pattern just double crochet with a shell border. Click this link for the free pattern.
She doesn’t specifically say whether to count the turning chain as a stitch and whether or not to put a stitch in the turning chain at the end of a row so I looked it up in my Crochet Answer book – while you can probably find most answers online as well as many videos, it’s a good little reference book. I have the kindle version and a hard copy too!
Here’s an online tutorial that shows you where to place your first and last stitch if you’re a little unsure in this project like I was.
I’d intended to make some more half Log Cabin blocks today but I was out all afternoon running errands and getting a massage so Finn needed some time with me. He’s happy to sit with me quietly while I crochet but he still has to be in a crate in the sewing room because he tries to eat every little scrap he can find … and there are always scraps to be found!
One of my errands today was to cut all my hair off for the summer … it was 95 again today and it’s only going to get hotter!
I’ll share one more photo … my stack of blankets is growing but luckily Chris will take all the ones on the left home with him after his visit next week and donate them to SafePath for me.
If it seems like I’m accomplishing more with my crochet than with my quilting it’s because I spend the evening and night hours when I can’t sleep crocheting and usually just the afternoon hours in the sewing room but I’m still making progress on my quilts too! I’ve got company coming the first two weeks of July and have a trip the 3rd week so I probably won’t get a lot of sewing done next month but I’ve still got the rest of this week to make some progress.