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Saturday, 1 August 2015

"Magic" Comfort Blanket

I wanted to make "meaningful" things with the YARN STASH mom had left me:      baby blankets to donate;   a comfort blanket each for my brother and my dad;   and a scarf each for all the girls.

My brother's favourite colours are red, grey, black and white so when I sorted the stash I kept aside these colours to make my brother a "MAGIC" Comfort Blanket!

Last week we went up to Modimolle (formerly Nylstroom) in the Limpopo Province,  for a few days R&R


  The reds, blacks, greys and whites went with so that I could make my brother's blanket!

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Yarn:   Acrylic, Courtelle, Acrylic / Wool Blends (less than 30% natural fibres)

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Yarn Weight:   2ply, 3ply, 4ply, 8ply, 10ply and 12ply - strands wound together to give me 16ply (super bulky) yarn.      (eg 2 + 2 + 4 + 8 = 16)

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Hook Size:   8.00mm

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Foundation Chain:   170 plus 2 (172)

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Stitch:   Double Crochet

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Size:   Three Quarter Bed

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Border:   a few rows of double crochet around the blanket.  I measured the blanket so that the stripes would be vertical and added a few extra border rows at the top and bottom (my brother is a big guy!)

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Edging:   1 row of single crochet

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Washed and tumble dried the blanket as soon as we got back from our little vacation!

My brother loves it!!!     Made me feel so happy that I could make something from mom's yarn to give a bit of comfort to my baby brother (he is 18 years younger than me)!

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful blanket! What a nice way to keep your mom close.

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  2. Love this Blanket, love the colors, love the stitch... Just love the whole thing.. Think I will start one as a "side" project........

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  3. I love how all those strands of yarn worked up together so nicely. A beautiful keepsake for your little brother. xox

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  4. I love the idea Zelna and the blanket is beautiful!

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  5. . Prayers as you make beautiful things with the yarn left to you. Memories and tears make wonderful gifts. Blessings and hugs

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  6. Beautiful blanket! I love that color combination!

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