I cannot believe my mom has been gone for just over a month - it still feels so unreal!
I have been working through MOM'S YARN STASH
- what a wonderful gift from the "afterlife" as it were. A
beautiful way for me to meditate, grieve, reflect and remember my precious Mommy!
I received the stash I decided that I would not "hoard" it but would
immediately set about making meaningful things from it!
So far I have made a few baby blankets, a "MAGIC" COMFORT BLANKET
for my brother, for each of the girls I have made a super
chunky ROAD TRIP SCARF!, and this HUGE comfort blanket for my Dad.
We are scattering Mom's ashes on Saturday and I wanted to have these comfort gifts finished by then (I nearly crocheted my fingers off!)
Yarn: Acrylics, Courtelles, Acrylic / Wool Blends
Yarn Weight: 16ply (Super Chunky) - obtained by winding strands of odd weights together to get 16ply (eg 2ply + 2ply + 4ply + 8ply = 16ply)
Hook Size: 8.00mm
Colours: Blues, Turquoises, Greens, and a few odd colours in between
Foundation Chain: 180 plus 2 (this gives you 180dc)
Number of Rows: 102 rows of Double Crochet
Border: 1 round hdc, 1 round dc.
Edging: A simple half shell made as follows (2ch, 2dc, skip 2 spaces, sl st into next space) repeat all around the blanket ending with a sl st into the base of the start 2ch.
The blanket will fit very comfortably on a double bed.
It's soft and thick and warm and was made with loads of love with good memories of my mom in every stitch!