Hi there! As I mentioned recently, I crocheted a blanket for my first daughter when she went to college a few years ago (you can see that blanket here). So of course when our second daughter was getting ready for college, the topic of another blanket came up. I wanted to make one for her, too! She started college this past fall, and I finished her blanket this winter.
Crocheting is a hobby I learned as a young girl and have enjoyed doing ever since. I like to learn new crochet techniques or try new patterns. I especially like working with lovely colors. Sometimes, the hardest part of a project is finding the right pattern to use with the right colors. It took me a long time to find the right pattern that was a good fit for my daughter. But after going through many, many patterns, we found one that was perfect! She then picked the colors, which are beautiful earthy tones of greens, brown and burgundy and cream.
The pattern is called Geometrics and is by One Skein of Love. At 92 pages long, the pattern is incredibly detailed with lots of pictures to ensure you keep on track. I found it to be a good pattern and enjoyed the rhythm of making the blanket. It was a little unusual for me, as it is made row by row and not in rounds. Also, the border is made up of two layers (front and back) that are crocheted together. That was a great way to avoid weaving in all of the ends from every row!
I used Caron ‘Simply Soft’ yarn, which is my favorite for blankets. And I used Amour Crochet Hooks by Clover because they are really comfortable.
Ta-da! Here it is! It is large enough to cover a single bed.
My daughter likes it!
It was so neat to watch the pattern unfold with each row! Honestly, this was not a difficult blanket to make. It is all single and double crochet (American stitches). 🙂
The backside of the border is dark sage green and is as pretty as the burgundy on the front. I actually left a row of green showing on the front border, as I liked the two colors together.
I think it looks fabulous (great pattern)!
It certainly was a busy winter for crocheting this year. I wonder what project will be next? 🙂
Thanks for visiting!
Perfect for wrapping up in!
Oh my goodness! Dana, this blanket is absolutely lovely! Nice work, my friend!! 🙂
Ah, thanks so much, Linda! And best of all, Cliona likes it! 🙂
Wow – that’s a wonderful blanket. I have never seen a crocheted one that looked so complicated, although I have seen knitting patterns like this.
Thank you, Su. Yes, it’s a little different than the typical crochet blankets you see – which is how it got my attention to start with. 🙂
What a wondrous blanket you crocheted! It’s so colorful and looks really cozy.
Thank you! I was very happy with how it came out, and thankfully, so was my daughter. 🙂
That is so beautiful – what a fantastic thing to make, use and enjoy.
Such a special thing to make and it looks absolutely wonderful. Clever you!
Thank you, Rosie. It is something special that my daughter will have for a long time. 🙂