I wanted to make "meaningful" things with the YARN STASH mom had left me: baby blankets to donate; a comfort blanket each for my brother and my dad; and a scarf each for all the girls.
My brother's favourite colours are red, grey, black and white so when I sorted the stash I kept aside these colours to make my brother a "MAGIC" Comfort Blanket!
Last week we went up to Modimolle (formerly Nylstroom) in the Limpopo Province, for a few days R&R
The reds, blacks, greys and whites went with so that I could make my brother's blanket!
Yarn: Acrylic, Courtelle, Acrylic / Wool Blends (less than 30% natural fibres)
Yarn Weight: 2ply, 3ply, 4ply, 8ply, 10ply and 12ply - strands wound together to give me 16ply (super bulky) yarn. (eg 2 + 2 + 4 + 8 = 16)
Hook Size: 8.00mm
Foundation Chain: 170 plus 2 (172)
Stitch: Double Crochet
Size: Three Quarter Bed
Border: a few rows of double crochet around the blanket. I measured the blanket so that the stripes would be vertical and added a
few extra border rows at the top and bottom (my brother is a big guy!)
Edging: 1 row of single crochet
Washed and tumble dried the blanket as soon as we got back from our little vacation!
My brother loves it!!! Made me feel so happy that I could make something from mom's yarn to give a bit of comfort to my baby brother (he is 18 years younger than me)!