Crocheted Scrappy Blanket

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This is a long time in the making, a year to be accurate. I got bored of the blanket in the summer. I also end up doing more outdoorsy things during the warmer months.

Finished. Product. 

Anyway, the blanket. I had left overs from other projects, the temperature blanket, the chevron blanket, mood scarf, my granny square blanket, some random scarfs, granny square coasters or things, blankets for friends….oh man I like to make blankets don’t I? 

The Materials and stitch 
1. Medium weight yarn – mainly acrylic
 – I used Lion Heart Brand, Red Heart, Hobby Lobby’s brand, Joann Fabrics, and any brand that was just around and needed using up
2. Crochet Hook – 4.5mm
3. Linen Stitch/Granite Stitch/Moss Stitch – I have heard it called many things – basically you single crochet one, chain one, skip that next spot spot, single crochet in next spot. 

I did not make this, I borrowed this diagram from another website. 


4. Time – some time in the day to get a row or so done

This is several rows in. Started with the dark blue on bottom. 

I stitched the starter chain with 225, I intended on this to be a Lapghan. My general idea for a pattern was:
 – 3 rows of the same color, 1 row of a brighter/different color,  and repeat 3 times
 – 4 rows of the same color, 1 row of a contrasting color, repeat 4 times 

From right to left is the increasing pattern of 3 rows of 3, 4 rows of 4, 5 rows of 5 and so on for the blanket. 

Plan was to continue this up to 9rows of 9. This is when I had to abort this plan, I only did 2 of the 9 rows or the same color. The blanket was getting too big and even with this abort abort, I had to cut it short at the decreasing rows of 6 of 6. I just did 6, 5, 4, 3, and done! 

If I had to do the plan again for a lapghan, I would stop at the 7 rows of 7 then decrease to the 6 rows of 6, 5 rows of 5, and so on from there. This would be the perfect size for a lapghan I think. 

Here is the completed project, it is perfect for the couch. Sadly, I still have a lot of scrap yarn left over. I think my next project will be a corner to corner, but I will just connect all of the ends together that way it is one long seamless blanket. 

Little big for my Lapghan, but that’s ok. 

Keeks

I am a nurse, lover of life, spazztastic dinosaur, explorer, adventurer, nerd (kinda), natural hippie attempter, optimist, postcard enthusiast, pen pal, missionary, exerciser, health conscious, tea addict who gets confused in life and loves living it.

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