Monday, October 10, 2011

Chocolate Blanket

The Chocolate Yarn Sucking Blanket is finished!!!!!  I am so excited I can't even tell you.  I don't think I am really a blanket kind of gal.  I mean I love the idea of them, and they are so cozy, it is just that my attention span isn't that great. 
 I yearn to make something else while I am crocheting or knitting a blanket.  I have to force myself into completing it. 
 The pattern is a simple treble crochet shell pattern.  The border is 4 rows of treble crochet and the first and last seven stitches of each row are treble crochet.  Easy-peasy, just a bit boring.  I think my next blanket will be colorful, maybe that will help.
The yarn used on this blanket is Lion Brand Yarn Nature's Choice Organic Cotton in walnut.  I ended up using about 20 skeins on a size K crochet hook.  Each skein has 103 yards, not much yardage for approximately the $8.00 selling prices, but with the use of coupons averaging 40 to 50% off it worked out okay.

My youngest son loves it even though he thinks it is a bit short at 69 inches in length.  It is approximately 60 inches wide, a nice blanket size for him.  I think this is finished project number 41 for me but to be honest it has been so long since I finished a project I can't remember.

Hope you are all having a great Monday.

16 comments:

by Teresa said...

It's gorgeous, but I can sure relate on why you're glad to be done. I was asked to do a white baby blanket and o.m.g.... it was boring to make! I much prefer something with more color and more interesting to make. I'm sure your son will love having this special Mom-made blanket.. is it his to take with him to college? I'm working on a random stripe neat ripple and am enjoying it except for all the double-checking on if I'd doing it right! :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

lovestitch said...

Yes, it's so gorgeous, Meredith! I've never tried such a big thing like that, but yours has been bringing me such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing!
Great day to you too!
Lovestitch, xo

Susanne said...

Now good for you on completing your son's blanket. I like it! I bet during the time you were hooking away on it that your mind was imagining all the other things you could be making instead. That is how I am, I never seem to have trouble starting projects...it is the completing that bogs me down, but oh, when it is done, I am a happy camper and ready to move on to something new. Can't wait to see what you plan to stitch up next. Hope the kitchen is coming along. Have a good week.

Marjo said...

Wowww, amazing blanket, the pattern and the colour is beautiful .....

Marjo

Teresa said...

I love that blanket but I can relate to that feeling... I haven't ventured into large projects so far, like you said, a short term attention span and I start craving other projects!
But that stitch is so lovely and the blanket I will probably give it a try... maybe a baby blanket? ;-) I'm stocking up on those, you never know when the next baby boom will come around (giggle)
xxx

Grateful4Crochet said...

Wow- it's really stunning!!
I have never thought of making a blanket just one colour, but your looks fantastic- it's very effective!

minaandme said...

I just recently finished my own project that used a very similar pattern. It does get monotonous after a while, but it does look very nice in the end! Your blanket looks very snuggly :) Congrats on completing a large project!

wildflowerwool said...

The afghan turned out lovely!

Claudia said...

I hope Jake likes it! It turned out beautifully.

xo
Claudia

Susan H. said...

Hi Meredith,
Your blanket looks beautiful! Now that I know how to make other things, I agree with you about blankets, they take so long and unless I am making squares or circles to connect into a blanket, I want to start working on other projects. That is a pricey one too, 20 skeins -yikes! I am glad your son likes it!
xo Susan

Susan H. said...

Yay! My comment finally posts. Congratulations on your son making the decision to attend The Ohio State, very exciting!!!!
xo Susan

Leah said...

I absolutely love your blanket!! The pattern looks so difficult. I really like that you used just the one colour - it shows of the pattern so well. Stunning!

Regula said...

I'm sure your son will love the blanket for ever. The colour is beautiful. Just one colour is nice for a change. And it shows the pattern very well.

Rose Red said...

It really is a gorgeous blanket! I love the stitch pattern and the colour choice, perfect for a young man. Good on you for keeping at it, and finishing it, quite a challenge with such a big project. Hurrah!

Tina said...

Ho.Ly.Cow. Congrats, I can't even begin to fathom completing a BLANKET. You are awesome!

Kristen said...

Oooooh! I love it! What a gorgeous, muted brown. Beautiful. Yes, I think color changes will help you stay interested. :)