I had been wanting to try the Corner-to-Corner pattern and when I stumbled upon some yarn I had, it was the deciding factor to get started, I was hooked!!
This yarn has a special place in my heart because my good friend Gloria had given it to me, it had been her Mothers’ yarn. She gave me six skeins of this beautiful Lion Brand Homespun Yarn, in the color French Provincial. I wanted a simple pattern because the variegated colors and texture would also make for an interesting design element. I used all the yardage in the six skeins, a size “K” hook, and the finished throw is approximately 57″ x 34″. Just big enough to be a comfy lap blanket.
This free pattern by Red Heart Yarns offers written instructions and a video tutorial by The Crochet Crowd.
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I followed the instructions for the afghan, but changed my edging, because I didn’t know how much yarn I would need. So I made this as my edging instead:
Row 1: 1 sc evenly around entire afghan. Place stitch marker at beginning sc. Do not turn throughout.
Row 2: 1 sl st loosely in ea sc, repeat around.
Row 3: 1 sl st loosely in back loop only in ea sl st of previous row, repeat around.
Row 4: 1 sl st loosely in ea sl st of previous row, repeat around.
This ended up making a nice thick border around the blanket. It looks like a rope edging and gives it a nice finished look.
I really enjoyed making this blanket, it’s a fast and simple design once you get the hang of it. The yarn is very soft and washes up nicely, I’ve washed and dried it in the machine and it looks great! I want to make another one now.
I’m going to send this to Gloria as a house warming gift. I can’t wait for her to get it! I better send it soon because my daughter has put her claim on it!
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