Thursday, November 21, 2019

Crochet - blanket stitch afghan for Emily

Seems someone wanted a bigger afghan.... and asked for purple. Light, medium or dark I asked? Not dark and not too light. Orchard in Caron Simply Soft it is. I grabbed 2 skeins at Joann's last Friday up in Vermont... with them on sale and an extra 20% off. They both came to $4.79 total. Normally they are 4.99 each! I was traveling so only got 2. They are non dye lot - so I should be able to get them here in Florida. I am almost done one skein - I started this last night while watching Home Alone with the kids. I took it to bowling... where everyone had to come and look and ask for the stitches or pattern.

This one is called the blanket stitch and I found the pattern with a nice tutorial here at Mama in a stitch. It is a multiple of 3 pattern - I chained 138 to start.  It should be a nice lap size for her.

That prompted Aidan to pull out the craft kit he ordered from Craftsy (now Bluprint). One is a knitted pillowcase with sheep. The other is a hat pattern with a crochet pattern. I told him I'd start on it Saturday.

Near the start of bowling.

After bowling and car lines - 9 rows done.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is a nice stitch - I look at that blog sometimes, well need to look for that one

Ray and Jeanne said...

I like that stitch. That will be very pretty and warm. ~Jeanne

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I too like that stitch and have never heard of it as a crochet stitch. Learn something new, and also like that pretty colour. Happy Crocheting!

Chris said...

Crocheting huh? Two weeks ago I was given a whole bag of knitting needles. Someone had donated them to a church knitting group and I commented that I was starting to teach my granddaughter. And, there was one lonely crochet hook in the bag so she gave that to me also. I have not attempted to crochet in 45 years. I was in the first trimester of my second pregnancy and crocheting and red yarn make me feel queasy and a bit nauseous. But it looks so easy.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Going to be pretty pretty!


Love that color and that is a neat stitch too--
I am happy today as I got the binding on my Christmas quilt--which means the hand quilting is done--now to stitch the binding down by hand--I might make it by Christmas???
luv, di

The Joyful Quilter said...

Looks like Emily will have a nice, new, cozy blanket soon!