December 2011 Hospice Batch
I’m a bit behind on posting. I sent six lap blankets and throws with my friend for hospice in her December batch.
This lap blanket was fun, quick and easy. The Jo-Ann Sensations Boucle yarn is soft and light. When I crochet with boucle yarn, I like to use a pattern that I won’t have to be hunting stitches. Things with clusters or shells worked into chain spaces are the best. This is Seashell Pattern from The Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stitches.
This lap blanket is from various small amounts of blue acrylic worsted weight yarns that I had and a pattern called Cascade Afghan that I’d been wanting to try for a long time. It was fun to make.
I did what you are not supposed to do, and mixed several unknown black yarns to make this throw. This pattern is somewhat an adaptation of Heather Lace by Mary Jane Protus published in Leisure Arts #102626, Quick And Cozy Afghans. I started it long ago and don’t know why or what for. It appears I ran out of the yarn and just packed it up. When I found it, I completed it with whatever black yarn I found in my stash and in keeping with my adaptation of the pattern.
I have some of my enormous yarn stash posted on Ravelry. I have marked several items as things I’d be willing to sell or trade. A lady in California wanted some cotton yarn I had available and proposed a trade. This is Naturally Caron Country yarn that was part of that trade. The pattern is Blanket (crochet) #2257 by Bernat.
This is from donated yarn, super soft cotton worsted called Jeannee by Plymouth Yarn. The pattern is fun and quick by one of my favorite designers, Grandma’s
Lacy Ripple by Carole Prior, published in Leisure Arts #2761, Rippling Effects.
This lap blanket is from some scraps of acrylic worsted I needed to use up. The pattern is one of my own, Lacy V-stitch Ripple Afghan.
Hey there! I just LOVE your blankets! The colors in the first one are my FAVORITE! So pretty! *^_^*
That Cascade Crochet Afghan is one I attempted, but could not make sense of the pattern. >.<; It probably isn't the best choice of my first chevron type pattern lol!
Hope you're having a good one! [waves]