Red Barn With Snow Stock Photo by ©Mshake 107178876Not my barn, but really serene isn't it?

 Good Morning stitching friends. Wow, is it Spring yet? Not if all this white stuff is any indicator! A while ago I discovered this crochet site on Instagram. They show some of the most adorable crochet projects. This one, caught my eye as shareable. If you are like me, I need an evening project, you know, after dinner, by the fire, husband watching the same episode of Pickers...again! This one looks good to me. I am going to scan the stash, I know I don't have this yarn but I may have something I can use. Not necessarily a baby blanket but a cuddle cover, for someone. So, here it is, shared from an email I received a week or so ago. 

Have a lovely day!


 crochet blanket with gray and blue stripes hanging on ladder


Bernat Forever Fleece yarn (100% polyester, 280 g/9.9 oz, 177 m/194 yds)



2 balls Balsam, 1 ball each of Juniper, Dark Eucalyptus, Sage and White Noise


Size M/N 9.00mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors


Finished size 34 in x 38 in, gauge 4 in = 9 st and 8 rows



Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops. 

Double Crochet (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops. 

Slip Stitch: Insert your hook, YO, pull up a loop and pull directly through loop on hook. 


With Balsam, chain 66 (or any even number). 

ROW 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, work a SC. *Work a DC into the next stitch, then a SC into the next stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn. 

ROW 2: Work a SC into the last SC from previous row. Work a DC into next DC, then work a SC into next SC. Continue alternating DC and SC across the row. You should always work a DC into the top of a DC and SC into the top of a SC from the row below. Chain 1 and turn. 

Repeat row 2 for the remainder of the blanket, working the color changes as follows: *4 rows Balsam, 4 rows Juniper, 4 rows Dark Eucalyptus, 4 rows Sage, 4 rows White Noise. Repeat from * 2 more times.

crochet blanket with gray and blue stripes laying flat 

 To change colors at the end of a row, stop on your last SC when you still have two loops on your hook, and pull through with the new color. Cut the old color, leaving a long tail you can weave into the blanket later. Then chain 1 with the new color and turn. When you’ve finished your last row, tie off and weave in all ends before beginning the border. 


Round 1: Pull up a loop in any corner and chain 1. Work one round of SC around the blanket, working 1 stitch per row on the sides of the blanket and 3 SCs into each corner. When you reach the corner you started with, work your last SC, then slip stitch into the starting stitch. 

Round 2: Continuing on in the same direction, chain 4 (or any number if you’d like your border wider). Starting in the second chain from the hook, work a SC in each of the 3 chains back toward the edge of the blanket. Slip stitch into the next space, and in the next space. Turn and work in the back loops of each of the 3 SC you just made. CH 1 and turn. Work back down and SC in the back loops only. (Be careful not to miss the 3rd stitch, it sometimes pulls tight and is hard to see.) 



marly said…
Hard to believe after all those years of friendship that Frank and Mike are no longer close. I have the TV set for tomorrow - Choot 'em!!