Sunday, March 12, 2017

A Tale of Five Blankets - Chapter 5

Welcome to the last (but not final) chapter of my Tale of Five Blankets!

As I've already mentioned in my last post, the last blanket in this series is one that I've made just a few weeks ago.

I've also mentioned earlier, that I've sold most of my yarn on Ebay a while ago. And while the auction was still on, I was shopping with John (yeah, he's still around, too *gg*) and my Mom at a big grocery store and saw this color gradient acrylic yarn and thought right away that this would be perfect for a baby blanket. My Mom liked it, too, but I told her that I definitely won't buy any more yarn, when I've just managed to finally get rid of most of my stash. But of course the yarn kept sitting and nagging in the back of my mind.

So, just a few days later I gave in, drove back to the grocery store, bought four balls with two different color gradients, and started this blanket right away. Four days later it was finished :)

I've used my favorite double-ended crochet pattern again, and the final size is 81 x 71cm. For the border, I've worked a round of sc's, followed by a round of 2dc's in every second sc, followed by a final round of a front-post dc / regular sc combination, that I had already used for the previous blanket in this series.

The yarn for the front side is Calista Color acrylic yarn by Schachenmayr, but either it's a brandnew yarn or completely outdated, because Google hasn't found a single (correct) entry to this! Thank god I've found it at the grocery store!
For the back I've used Stylecraft Special DK in cream, because it's the same quality and yarn-weight as Calista.

So that was it - the fifth chapter of my Tale of Five Blankets. But the whole story isn't told yet...

I'm so glad that I've found my way back to crochet and I'm really back in "the flow" right now. While I was posting these five blankets here, I've managed to
- finish three (!) more baby blankets
- make some cute little easter ornaments
- design a brand-new mandala pattern
- design another brand-new mandala with matching coasters
- (accidently) design a new square pattern.

So, there's a lot to look forward to. Just hope I don't lose my mojo again :)

Have a great Sunday,


  1. That's great! Nothing like getting into crochet again :-) Good to have you back.

  2. Wow sounds like you're on a roll Barbara, that blanket is so pretty. :) xx

  3. Hi love the pattern never heard of a double headed crochet. Can you direct me to the pattern? Glad you are back.Thanks

    1. Hi Anne, thanks for your comment!
      In the blog-post above, just click on the words "double-ended crochet pattern". There's a link behind that will bring you to the free pattern on Woman's Day. You'll need a double-ended crochet hook with connecting cable for that pattern, though.

  4. I love that you used a solid on one side and a variegated on the other--what a stroke of genius! That really adds interest to this lovely blanket.


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