Love Crochet Mystery Project Reveal!
I had a great time working on this Mystery Project for LoveCrochet! Now I am able to reveal that the mystery project is a gorgeous blanket by AnneMarie Benthem. I chose this pattern because it was super simple, easily adaptable and a great range of colours could be used.
I began crocheting in back in 2010, I was teaching myself by using a book and online tutorials but when I first experienced ‘pull yarn over’ and I would respond to the book “pull what yarn over what!!!”, so I went on youtube and found some great tutorials. Once I had seen someone do it, it was a breeze! I love to crochet items for my home or useful accessories. I love it and it looks fabulous in your living room or anywhere in your home. My house is coming down with blankets and cushions ^_^
I decided to adapt AnneMarie’s pattern to make it for the resident hearthandmade Monster (my cat). I liked how the yarn tails on the project looked and the cat played with them and sat on the blanket while I was crocheting the last few rows of the blanket, so I decided to add lots of tassels instead of a border.
If you have a cat, don’t leave your lovely balls of yarn out at night or you will waken up to a scene like this:
You Will Need:
If you have chosen your colours, get 6 colours of Cascade 220 or
Size 4 Crochet Hook
Chain 124 Stitches
Row 2: Do 1 DC stitch in the 5th stitch from your hook.
Chain 1, 1 DC in same stitch.
*Skip 2 stitches, Do 1 DC, 1 chain, 1DC in the same stitch.* This is known as the V Stitch.
Repeat *to* until there are two chains left.
Skip 1 Chain and do 1DC in the last chain.
Row 3: Switch Colours and Chain 3
In between the first V stitch (in between the next 2 DC stitches) do 1DC, 1 Chain, 1 DC. End this row with 1DC in the third chain you made at the end of the previous row)
Now repeat as many time as you want. I had 35 Rows for my kitty blanket.
Now for some tassels!
To make a tassel, take a length of yarn and fold.
Pull the loop through the end of the row using your crochet hook.
Take the loop with your fingers and feed the two tail ends through the loop and pull to tighten.
Repeat as many times as you like in the little space and continue through the colour changes.
I advise you to find something like this candle holder full of holes to store your yarn, you can pull the yarn out of the holes to make it glide out and disappear across the living room floor.
Use 1 yarn ball at a time inside the candle holder or they’ll be a little tricky to pull the yarn while working.
This is a super quick pattern and it’s easily understood so you can take your time. It wont be one of those projects that takes forever to complete.
If you’ve ever been to my blog, you may have realized that I LOVE pastel shades! It was easy to decide on my palette. I had never tried sport weight yarn before but I really liked it. I also liked the size of the hook, it was very comfortable to use.
I loved this project and I’m tempted to make a giant blanket as a Christmas gift! I’ve seen a huge chunky blanket I would love to make and it takes 6 Cascade Magnum skeins. I think I may have to try this pattern with yarn I already have to keep it budget friendly I just need to figure out how many chains I need to make to make the finished blanket suitable for a single bed!
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