Doesn't she just look lovely and healthy?
She has no idea that the BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET of
yarn sitting right in front of her was for her to take home!
...here, she has pulled the blanket out of the bag and is holding it up to see it in all it's glory...
Here are two pictures that I took of the blanket before I gave it to Nicole.
So, details...we all took a square out of the 200 Knitted Squares book. Great book for a project like this and definately one that I will be able to use over and over again!
Yarn: Berroco Comfort. Honest opinion...HATE it for knitting. It splits like a S.O.B. But for the crochet it was WONDERFUL!!! Actually, I think I will use it again for any crochet project (especially the new crocheted rug in the new issue of Knit Simple). The finished product is lovely and washable which is important when you are making a blanket for a woman who has two small children (can I get an amen?).
Size: I don't know what the completed size was but each square was approx. 8" and there are 6rows of five...you do the math? :-)
Edging: I went around the whole blanket a total of three times. The first one was a row of Single crochets to give me a good base to work with. Then I went around a second time and did two Half Double Crochets into each Single Crochet. The last round was putting 3 HDC's into EACH hdc from the row before. I am telling you....it took longer than I expected but I was very pleased with the results!!!
Who put it together? Well, five of us met over at the wonderful Christies house to crochet the squares together into rows. We had pizza, soda, and GREAT brownies!!!
We even got Betsy to crochet...for real...look...she is holding a hook!!!
You see those little red clips laying near the corner of the table? Those are just WONDERFUL! I have to get myself some of those for when I make blankets, bags, sweaters...you name it...they are wonderful for holding pieces together.
So, there you have it...I am not making the little blankets for the kids and hope to get them done by next weekend. I got some more squares today from a couple of other Arvada Knitters to help out and I am sure there will be some more on the way.
When I am done with these blankets we are giving Nicole all the leftover yarn! Lucky her :-)