Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rachael's Blanket Tah-Dah

i I know I have shown this blanket here not very long ago, but now I'm ready to show the whole thing and give you all the details...

I have made this blanket in record time for my pace... It took me about 45 days to finish it and another 3 days to make the border (I had to wait to get more yarn) ... 
Even though I didn't work much on anything else while making it (which you all know is very hard for me) I think it was all worth it...

 I think it turned out vibrant and elegant and I love the simple lines on it. 

Don't you think the border gave a little feminine touch to it ? 

I made a simple border granny style with a 6 double crochet shell finish 

And here are the statistics :

I used 10 balls of

Lyon Brand Wool Ease
7 Oxford grey
1 Light grey and 
2 Cranberry Red 
With size H 5.0 mm Hook
Chain 183 sts
Double crochet to the end, turn
Double crochet to the end. 
Continue in tis manner until the skein finishes or you have 10 rows. 
Change color to red and do one row ...
Change color to grey again.
Continue in this manner until the blanket is finished changing to Light Grey for a row of your choice. In this blanket I chose the 4th row because I wanted the number to be uneven, therefore more pleasant to the eye.  
After the blanket was finished I did 1 row of SC with Cranberry Red around the blanket, then 2 rows of granny stripes and the last row I did 6 DC in each chain space to form a shell...

and voila ...

The blanket is ready...

I'm super happy with it and even happier that me ... the super add knitter/crocheter was able to stick with it and finish it in no time ...

Now I just need to wrap it and take it to my niece Rachael who just graduated from High School in the beginning of the summer. 
I think she will really enjoy it on the cold winter nights when she needs to stay up writing a paper for college... we are so happy for her and her new life adventures... I hope this blanket will be part of the great memories she will build.

I'm now working on about 6 different projects...
but I think I'm going to prioritize a bit and go back to only doing 3 projects at a time ... It makes me feel a bit more in control of my crafty life :)

 Hope you are having a fantastic week and thank you so much for all your kind comments ... I love each one of them :)


  1. Taci that blanket is gorgeous! I'm sure your niece is going to fall in love with it. You have made it beautiful for her with your sweet heart of caring. The colors go so well together. And now I'm eagerly awaiting hearing what your next projects are.
    Blessings always sweet friend.

  2. Oh Taci, your niece will adore it. And to know that her Auntie lovingly made it especially for her, even more so! The colors are great together, and the border does add a nice feminine touch. The photo of you holding it behind you in the light is AWESOME!!!! So pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us, your friends.
    XO Kris

  3. Bravo, Taci! It's classy and wonderful and I bet the recipient will treasure it forever! Good job!! I hope to see you and your new house soon!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Rachel's blanket is a gift I imagine she will treasure, Taci, and appreciate all your beautiful hard work. Well done! And thank you so much for sharing your pattern :) xx

  5. It is beautiful Taci and I'm sure it will be treasured. I have far too many projects in progress and am trying to get them all done. Anne x

  6. Hello Taci
    I agree with you it is super special. The Cranberry red adds that special something to it. I'm sure it will be well received and such a thoughtful gift too!
    I just know how you feel where your projects are concerned I find it so very difficult to not get distracted by the enormous amount of gorgeous crochet patterns and projects I see out there in blogland.

    keep well

    Amanda x

  7. Very pretty and the border adds the perfect feminine touch. I'm sure your niece will enjoy her gift and reminder of home while she is off to college. Heather

  8. Taci, your niece is going to love that beautiful blanket. Every time she wraps herself up in it she will think of you and the love you put into it. You are so wonderful.
    Hugs to you,

  9. Well done Taci, your niece is sure to love and treasure her elegant blanket filled with love! xoJoy

  10. It's beautiful! your niece is going to love it. :)

  11. Very nice! Can't believe how quickly you made it too - wow!

  12. Your blanket is beautiful Taci!...Rachael will treasure it for sure....love your colour choice too and the border is so pretty...x
    Susan x

  13. It's gorgeous Taci, what a fabulous thing :)

  14. Applause, applause! Your blanket is very pretty and the red shell border is a perfect finish :-). Many thanks for your nice comment on my mandala coasters & have a fabulous weekend!
    Nata xxx

  15. Oh my... what a fabulous blanket! Your needing to make your photos bigger missy.... show it off BIGGER lol


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