Saturday, May 30, 2009
I don't know why that song (for those who get the title...hint: S.crub da G.round haha) popped up in my head.
But I started off crocheting in a square and now in a round circle!
~ Project Details ~
This blanket was a baby gift for a friend I cherish who had been asking for something knitted for herself awhile ago....well she got something crocheted for her baby instead! ;op
Pattern: Round Ripple Afghan by Sew On Fire Ministries
In general all the round ripple patterns are about the same, but glad I was steered towards this one b/c I could actually half way read the pattern on my own!
Still needed some guidance on exactly "which hole exactly do I insert my hook again?!?!" but once you get past the center and understand the repeats it is easy breezy!
Size: Diameter from point to point is 41.5 inches and a total of 31 rounds.
Time: On/off during the month of May....honestly I got sick of working on this blanket over time and just trudged through it towards the end, as it wasn't going as fast as I would have liked in comparison to the granny squares Haha
Yarn: The yarn I used was Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! in #140 - Mid Green (2) #160 - Brown (1) #20 - Ivory (1)
What I learned: To do the infamous ripple effect of course!!! And how to crochet in the round :)
Notes: As you can see I decided on doing a trio effect with the colors and the rotations went like this: Center - Green (first 6 rounds), then 4r brown beginning repeats with *1r white/4r green/2r brown*
Border only 3r green 1r brown 2r white with 1 sc of green edging
Verdict: I think this is a perfect crochet baby blanket or laphan, as I plan to make one for myself in the future.
And she loved it!! :oD