Since I'll have little to no crochet projects going on for a while, I thought it would be fun to share two more blankets I made this winter. The first was a quick and super simple pattern, completed in a few days time for my Dad's birthday.
As you can see, the original pattern calls for tassels along each of the shorter edges. I decided to forego them for several reasons: it would take more time (which I didn't have a lot of), I could return two unused skeins of the more expensive Thick & Quick yarn (I know... I'm cheap), and my dad really wouldn't miss them.
Don't let this pattern fool you. It might be made with a super thick yarn, but the open V-stitch is so light and airy that you'd never think this is a heavy blanket. I don't feel like my pictures really do it justice, but this blanket is truly a beautiful stitch.
The second blanket I have to share was made for my mom back in November--a birthday present for a devoted Patriots fan. I wanted to make something pretty yet spirited for her to snuggle under during football games, and I think this ripple afghan delivered.
If I had taken pictures of this blanket in its entirety then you would see how I spaced the stripes of color throughout the whole length of it. Oh well. I guess my word will have to be enough!
So there you have it--two more blanket patterns to add to your list of rainy day possibilities!
What fun projects have you all been working on? Any cute, last-minute ideas for something I can whip up before Chloe arrives on Friday? ;)