I started this project probably in February 2016 after I purchased several skeins of Red Heart Super Saver acrylic yarn in the color Frosty Green (No. 0661) at AC Moore . I would put this aside and work on other projects. I stopped crocheting this blanket when it was big enough to cover a queen sized bed (without much covering the sides).
Although the suggested hook for the yarn is a J hook (6 mm), for some reason, I decided to use an I hook (maybe I just picked up the wrong hook).
Here is what I did:
The pattern requires a starting ch of a multiple of 10 + 2. I started with 202 ch.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across.
Row 2: ch 1, sc in 1st 3 st, *ch3, skip 2st, 2dctog, ch 3, skip 2 st, sc in next 4 st, repeat from *. You will end with 3 sc not 4. Turn
Row 3: ch 1, sc in each st across putting 2 sc in each ch 3 space.
Row 4: ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), skip 3 st, *sc in next 5 sc , ch3, skip 2st, 2dctog, ch 3, skip 2 st, repeat from *, you will end with ch 3, skip 2, dc in last st. Turn.
Row 5: ch 1, sc in each st across putting 2 sc in each ch 3 space.
Repeat rows 2 to 5 until you reach the desired length. Be sure to end with a row 3 or row 5. I used a little bit more than five (5) 14 oz skeins. This was based on the weight of the final blanket. I think I used some large skeins and some smaller skeins when I actually made it.
When I thought I was finished/tired of making this blanket, I decided to put some edging on it. when I reached the end of the pattern before starting the edging, I ch 1, sc all around putting 3 sc in each corner, and 2 sc in each dc along the side.
For the edging pattern, I picked the triangle edging design which I found here . There is a video as well as written instructions. It was really easy to do. The number of stitches that I had going around was a multiple of 4, so I made the edging using dc’s and a 4 stitch repeat. Due to a mistake I made in the middle of the blanket pattern, one side had an extra stitch. So, in the middle, I made one triangle using the 5 st repeat.
Here are some shots of the final project (the whole blanket, detail of the blanket, and detail of the edging).
Now to figure out what I am going to do with this.
As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated.