Hey, y’all. What’ve you been up to? I took some time off from blogland, but I’m still crafting away in moments stolen from the rest of my day. This bright baby blanket will soon be on its way to Operation Marine Corps Kids. If you are the charity crafting sort, please go check out their blog. It’s a lesser-known charity with a worthy cause.
|I had this blanket with me at our last local knit night, and was taught the ‘crab stitch’ edging for it (thanks, Barbara!) After I returned home, I realized that the way I was doing the crab stitch was the same thing as turning the work over and working a row of sc, so that’s what I did.|
|Sure enough, I did it wrong (sorry, Barbara!) I’m sure it was the student, and not the teacher. At any rate, the blanket still lays very nicely; the bobbling in the photo above has everything to do with the condition of my front lawn. For anyone wanting to know what crab stitch really looks like, read about it here instead of looking at my blankie!|
Edited to add: I’m sorry, guys! I totally forgot to add my pattern and yarn information. Here it is.
|Started:||22 Mar 2008|
|Finished:||17 Apr 2008|
|Pattern:||Round Ripple Afghan by Sew on Fire Ministries|
|Yarn:||Caron Simply Soft Brites in: Rubine Red (9926), Mango (9502), Lemonade (9503), Limelight (9504), Berry Blue (9506), Grape (9507), and Simply Soft in White (9901)|
|Hook:||H / 5.0mm|
|Notes:||This is crocheted; I might try to figure out how to make a knit one someday.
I worked 5 rounds of red, then 4 rounds of each color with a round of white in between. After working the final purple round, I turned the work and did a row of single crochet from the back side (next time I’m going to do crab stitch!)
Inspired by a similar blanket by “Sunspotted” on Ravelry.
Materials used (in grams): Red – 4g, Orange – 26g, Yellow – 44g, Green – 68g, Blue – 72g, Violet – 108g, White – less than 70g.
Point to point, it measures 35.25″ (89.5 cm) across.