I did not have this yarn just lying around. I bought some yarn last year at Michael's, you know, when it was super cheap. But I didn't buy enough to finish my blanket, so I went to Wal-mart to buy more. Well, Wal-mart didn't have matching yarn, so I got this that was enough shades darker I thought it might look okay. Like I did it on purpose. But when I got home, this dark teal wasn't even in the same family as my other yarn. So I made a completely different blanket! As you can see, it turned out very patchwork-y, which was not my original intent.
I found a pattern that used 23 oz of one color and 27 oz of another color, and the blanket turned out to be 40 by 60 inches or something. I had two skeins of 7 oz each, so I did some math and figured out how long I needed to make my first chain length so my blanket would be square and take up all my yarn. I don't know if that pattern I looked at just used up a LOT of yarn, or if my math was faulty. It had to be the pattern. No way was it my math!
Anyway, I made the middle square and still had a skein and 2/3 left over, so I grabbed some white and turned it into a patchwork blanket. I just estimated each time I added a section, how many rows I thought it would take to finish my yarn. As you can see, there are multiple patches. Maybe it was my math...
First I made 21 rows/white/21 rows. Then the other direction I did 11 rows (on each side). Then the original direction I did 6 rows (on each side). My husband did some math for that last one and decided that if I did 5 rows on each side, I would have just a tiny bit of yarn left. Well, I did 6 (on accident) and...
I figured any more patches and it would look ridiculous not cute, so I stopped. The final size is 22 inches by 34 inches. I will probably use this leftover yarn on my star-stitch blanket. My sister sent me a link for a better pattern than the one I found, and the way the original person made the blanket, they changed colors EVERY LINE, and it looks really cool.
I did a 2 double crochet, skip one pattern. It uses less yarn that straight double crochet, but it's not so breezy as 1 double crochet, skip one. It's like the V-pattern, only straight up and down. I just don't like to do the same pattern over and over. This one's for sale, and the money I get from it I will use to buy super soft yarn to make baby blankets for Her Choice. (Super soft yarn is a LOT more expensive than regular yarn, fyi.) Hopefully next week I will make a trip to Her Choice to deliver the blankets I've made so far. I need to add a fringe to one of them and this weekend I plan to whip up one more. I don't know if I'll have pictures or not, but I'll definitely write about the trip. :-)
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.