… but I finally finished it. In the amount of time it takes to make a human, I completed my gloriously grand and lusciously large City Tweed blanket. Big enough cover a queen-sized bed, it’s like being wrapped in an electric blanket made of marshmallows. So lush, cozy and soft!
Being a rather impulsive crocheter, I generally start projects in a flurry, propelled by a grandiose vision that can’t be troubled with logistics. I didn’t realize how massive this blanket would be until I was about a third of the way through, when it was too late to turn around. With determination, I plunged onward, and I am so glad I did!
Not to belabor the pregnancy analogy, but I really do feel like this blanket is a part of me. We’ve been through so much together! Like any good mother, I’ve chronicled the stages of its development:
The beginnings. Euphoric and elated about the prospect of being a blanket owner! Can’t wait to meet the final product.
Slogging through the hot, muggy summer months with a thick wool blanket on you is not ideal, but I kept the final goal in mind.
A refreshing family vacation to the beach with the blanket was just what I needed after the long summer. Jealously might have been present due to the arrival of a smaller and cuter blanket project.
Families that play together, stay together. Blankie and I enjoyed many a trashy TV show snuggled together on my bed.
Worn out toward the end, I recruited some help to finish the blanket. Clover to the rescue!
And then, just like that, it’s over and I have a blanket. A hearty 7lbs, he’s robust, hearty and oh-so-beautiful.
Here’s a picture for scale:
Hook size: 6.0
Yarn: 30 balls of City Tweed Aran/HW, in Obsidian
Chain foundation row in multiples of 3, plus 2 chains (I did 212 ch)
First row: 1 single crochet (sc) into 2nd chain from hook, 1 sc into each chain to end.
Second row: Ch 3 (counts as 1 double crochet (dc)), 1 dc into first sc, [skip 2 sc, 3 dc into next sc] to end.
Third row: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into very first stitch, [3 dc into next space between dc groups] repeat to last space, 2 dc into last space and then 1 dc into 3rd stitch of ch 3 from previous row.
And you just keep doing that until it is as tall as you want! The height of my blanket ended up being 104″.