Hello. I can't believe how the holidays are here again. Time goes by so so fast. Lots has happened since I posted the pumpkin roll recipe from last week. We were all sitting down to a wonderful Thanksgiving feast at my daughter and son-in-law's home when all of a sudden my husband passed out. Long story short, the first responders arrived followed by the ambulance and the sheriff department! He spent Thanksgiving night in the hospital under observance although thankfully all his tests came back fine. He had what is called a vasovagal episode. It was so scary to see. We celebrated Thanksgiving on Saturday and had a wonderful time. Thank goodness my husband is doing great.
So, here is my completed Coast Ripple Blanket from Attic24. It was such a delight to make!
I ordered the yarn kit from Wool Warehouse and received it around September 1st. I can't believe I've been working on this for 3 fun filled months!
I followed the pattern from Attic24 and the color sequence. But I decided to add my "rolled edging" as I do not like to weave in all those loose yarn ends!
Here's a close up of the rolled edging....
And here's another view. Basically I did Row One of single crochet all around the blanket. Then I started Row Two of single crochet, making 3 single crochets in each corner. Row Three was a repeat of row two. Row four was single crochet around but do a decrease in each corner by crocheting three together. Row five was a repeat of row four. If you have enough yarn left over, you can do Row six, single crochet in each stitch (no decrease, no increase).
Tie the yarn ends together and make sure they are secure. Clip yarn ends to a length of about 1 1/2". Turn edging over and with a yarn needle and yarn, stitch edging in place. When you come to the edge with all the yarn ends, place yarn ends in channel of rolled edging as you are stitching each stitch.
If my instruction are not clear, you can find an earlier post here with photos and instructions of the rolled edging.
**I ordered one extra skein of yarn to do the rolled edging**
Here is the new home for my coast blanket. It's on my Ikea couch in the family room. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Lilly my cat doesn't mess it up!
I was a bit hesitant about the colors at first since there's lots of blue. But I think it compliments my room since my walls are gold with green curtains and the blue highlights the blue water from the pool outside......
I'm going to be lost without working on the blanket. It was such a fun project to do. I've pulled out some yarn I bought in Turkey and I'm starting another blanket.....wish me well.
Until next time, have a great week and I'd love to hear from you and know what you've been working on.
Holiday wishes from,