Done!

Here it is, the RH SS baby blanket I was making for my friend’s baby girl:

The 8oz skein finished midway through Row 28, so I frogged that row, ran out for some matching local yarn and segued into the border.

The pattern can be found at Angelcrafts*. I chained only 123, and made 27 rows (plus border 3 rows) to end up with a 32″ x 34″ blanket. Hook size was Boye K/6.5 mm. Yarn is worsted weight, 4-ply.

The border was my own inspiration (thanks everyone for your suggestions!). For the border I did (using American terminology):

Rnd 1. Without ending off at the end of Row 27 (or wherever you stop), ch2, working on side of blanket, * make 4 hdc in each ch4 and 1 hdc in each sc, 2 hdc in corner*. Working on the other side of foundation ch, ch 4, (dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st, [sc, hdc, dc in next ch4], tr in next st) across to next corner. Work 2 hdc in corner, then repeat from * to * once. Ch 4, +in next ch 4 (dc, hdc, sc), sl st in sc+, repeat across from + to +, join!

No, that was not written in gobbledygook, it’s just my confused mind.

Rnd 2. Hdc in each st till end, join

Rnd 3. Ch 3, sc in next st around. Join, fasten off!

Basically what I wanted to do was to produce a level set of stitches around to work a solid looking border, since the pattern itself is wavy enough.

Yay!!!! My first-ever object approaching a afghan/blanket/whatever.

Question: Won’t it be a bit thick and heavy? Although it is lacy…

Weird observation No.1: Both the RH SS and my local yarn are 4-ply, but the local yarn is much thinner, so I used 2 strands together.

* You have to register at the Angelcrafts site to see the pattern, but it is free and has lots more other patterns.

In love with sewing, weaving, crochet, and with bags and pouches and fabric. I love colour and pattern and texture. I love having my hands busy. Some day I hope my craft will become my day job.

5 thoughts on “Done!

  1. Looks wonderful! The good thing is that you can always use a thicker blanket when it’s cold, over a stroller or as padding on the floor for the baby!

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