Friday, May 30, 2008
Striped Grey Afghan
Hi! I finished this blanket up yesterday, and wanted to post a picture of it here. I made it for Sweet Dream Blankies charity, that I started, to make blankets for kids as they go into the foster care system. You can read about it more, by going here. It's made based on a seed stitch type idea, only I used double crochets instead of singles, and 2 in each space, instead of a chain. It was based on an afghan that used a seed stitch, but I didn't want an afghan that was THAT thermally warm, but something that was nice anyway. The length was good, at about 48", but the width was a little smallish, at about 30". If I hadn't run out of yarns, I would have made it a little wider. It's made with 2 strands of yarn held together. I used about 3 1/2 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver in grey (that's about 25 oz. or so) and not more than 4 oz. of any of the solids, maybe a little less. But then again, I would suggest putting one more row of color in, to make it a good width. With one more band of color, it would take a full 4 skeins of grey, and just one more color.
Here's the pattern:
With an N hook, chain 85 loosly
Row 1: sk first chain, sc in next chain, ch 1, sc in next chain, across turn
Row 2: ch 3, sk first sc, in first chain of row 1 make 2 dc. sk next sc, 2 dc in next chain space, across. In last sc, do 1 dc. turn (at end of each row, turn)
Row 3: ch 3, 2 dc in space between last 1 dc, and 2 dc cluster. 2 dc in each space made between each 2 dc cluster from row 2. At end of row, 1 dc in last dc.
Row 4: Repeat row 3 for as many rows as desired width.
Last row: ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, across, to mirror the first row
I simply did a round of dc evenly spaced all the way around, with [dc, ch 2, dc] in the corners, with the main color, grey.
Here's my stripe pattern, but feel free to use whatever pattern you would like:
1-5: Grey (5 rows)
6-7: Yellow (2 rows)
8-11: Grey (4 rows)
12-13: Orange (2 rows)
14-17: Grey (4 rows)
18-19: Green (2 rows)
20-23: Grey (4 rows)
24-25: Blue (2 rows)
26-30: Grey (5 rows)
Perhaps you could have a row of red, or purple, and make it a rainbow. :)
I would love to see pictures, if anyone makes this up! This pattern has not been tested, so if you find an error (VERY likely) please let me know! Thanks!