Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Starting A Babette Blanket

I bought a skein of variegated yarn and a few skeins of some of the solid colors that are in the variegated.  I love all of the Babette Afghans I have seen on the internet.  I've found a few free patterns, but my blocks didn't seem to lie flat.  So I'm trying out my own pattern and will share it with you when I am satisfied with it.  

Let me know what you think.  Do these squares look like the Babette blankets you've seen before?

I think I had better stop and do some planning before I make too any more squares.

I hope you are taking a few stitches today!

Thanks for stopping by.   

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Granny Stripe Afghan Progress

I love hearing from my blog readers, and a couple of days ago I was asked a question about my granny stripe afghan tutorial.  The reader wanted to know how many chains to make to start a king-sized granny stripe afghan.  I counted mine and there are 225.  I purposely didn't make this one wide enough to hang down on the sides but to just cover the top of the bed.

 I have had this one in the works for quite a long time, and my last skein of yarn is the green one you see in the photo.  I was about to sew in the ends and stop, but after seeing how close I am to having an afghan large enough to cover the top of our king sized bed, I think I'm going to get some more of the yarn and keep going.  Right now it is wider than it is long, and I was just going to use it with the stripes running vertically.

The tutorial for my Granny Stripe Afghan is listed on my sidebar, or it can be found here.

  Hope you can relax and crochet today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Granny Square Blanket Finish

I've finished the granny square blanket using my version of Cath Kidston colors.  I'm not normally a "blue person", but I really like this soft blue  color.

I wasn't quite sure just how to finish the afghan.  It had been awhile since I had done individual granny squares.  I usually just do one giant granny square.  But I did a round of the soft blue around the outside of each block.  Then I stitched the blocks together with a yarn needle.  Next time I plan to try doing a slip stitch with my crochet hook.  I think that would have the same look and be faster.

I crocheted 5 borders of half double crochet stitches around the outside. 

My border is kind of wavy, but I really don't have a place to block an afghan this big unless it would be outside on the deck. 

We use our blankets in the winter, and I think this one will keep somebody nice and warm. 

Now on to another yarn project........

Thanks for visiting! 

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