|approximately 66 inches by 58 inches|
neat ripple. If you have never crocheted a blanket, you might want to try this pattern. Many, many people have made it -- there's lots of visual inspiration out there.
I love the random stripe look. Each small section has its own color personality......
and yet the blanket as a whole fits together.
My blanket is certainly not perfect. The ending width is wider than the beginning width. At first I was crocheting too tightly, plus I made the foundation chain too tight. Learn from me and make that foundation chain very loose. Hopefully, these kind of issues will lessen as I become more experienced. And I don't think anyone will notice when they are curled up in it.
|You can see how my earlier rows (top) are tighter than my later rows (bottom). The foundation chain is the royal blue in the middle.|
I used 16 different colors of I Love This Cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby. All the colors are together in a shoebox here. There are 67 double rows, four of each color plus three colors got an extra row. It took a little over one skein of yarn, so I had to purchase two of each color. Needless to say, I have tons of yarn left over, but that is fine with me -- it just gives me that much of a head start on another blanket:)
Making this blanket was such an enjoyable process, and I think staying warm underneath it will be just as pleasurable!