I hope you are having a good week so far.
It has been great reading all those posts around in blogland about Yarndale.
I am so glad to have contributed with some buntings !!
Now it is finally time to show you my son's blanket. I have been working on this project during August and September. I told you about it here and here I told you about buying all the yarns for it.
This time I have used Paris Drops which are 100% cotton. I had never crocheted this type of cotton yarn before and thought it would be stiffer to work with but it has been ok, and once you get used to it it's actually fine.
The colours I have used are: (you can see full colour chart here)
16 - White
30 - Denim Blue
48 - Petrol
29 - light ice blue
The squares are all solid granny squares which I had wanted to make for sometime...
As border I just made it up, very simple.
First round: all single crochet (US) , double crochet (UK)
Second Round: all double crochet (US) , triple crochet (UK)
Forth Round: all single crochet (US), double crochet (UK)
In each round I did 3 stitches at the corner stitch.
To join the squares I used the single crochet (US) (double in UK) at the back loop which gives a lovely ridged edge that is decorative at the same time.
The blanket has still to be washed and blocked but I am happy with the result.
I still have to make my daughter's Paris Drops cotton blanket but have not decided on the pattern as yet...
But at this moment I am working on another WIP which I will give you a peek of:
Have a lovely day !