Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cool Stripes Afghan

It's been a while since I posted crochet work, but this one was worth the wait.

Yes, this is my favorite yarn, Bernat Blanket Stripes.  It comes rolled like a cake in these cool colors - this set is "Tiny Teal." I know I've said this before, but I LOVE this yarn!  It is so nice to feel the soft cuddly chenille-feel of this yarn as you work with it.

Believe it or not, I just used single crochet, alternating between the front and back loop. I chose to just keep going when the color changed even if it changed in the middle of a row.  If you would prefer more even stripes, you can cut it at an end before the color changes, but I thought that defeats the purpose of a single skein with multiple colors.

I wanted a blanket that would go with some new pillows I made and be big enough for adult use.  This blanket is about 33" x 60", and includes a single crochet border in the cream color. I used just a little less than 4 skeins. Please note this yarn is exclusive to JoAnn Fabrics.

It is nice and warm!