Winter is coming and that means blankets, scarves, gloves, hats galore! I LOVE curling up with a good book and a warm blanket. This pattern from Lion Brand is fast, easy and looks gorgeous! This is not my pattern nor am I affiliate with Lion Brand at the time of this post, I just made this blanket for myself! I never make anything for myself so this is a big deal. In love and just want the pattern? Scroll down to find the link.
All you need is Scarfie Yarn, a size J (6.0) hook and some scissors and off you go.
You can get Scarfie Yarn here! I chose Taupe/Cream for my Blanket!
The only stitch you need to know for this pattern is how to chain and half double crochet. Which makes it super easy for beginners. And as you can see it looks like a lot more complicated than it really is. The varigrated yarn is the culprit. Side note: Scarfie is my all time favorite yarn, but it does tend to pill a bit. Keep this blanket away from pets!
Tips from Kristina on this pattern:
Tension: I took my merry ol' time working on this project and one important tip I have for you is check your tension as you work through this project. The blanket is worked in panels, or strips and you will make 5 of them to seam together. When I put out all of my panels and was preparing to assemble my blanket, I noticed that one of my panels was longer than the other.
Turns out my tension was more relaxed for this panel than all of the others. Which means, the dreaded frog. On a good note, these panels work up super fast and in about an hour I was able to crochet it back up.
Seaming: I chose to use the mattress stitch to sew up my panels and it worked well. It was a slow process, and I have a tendency to get antsy when seaming or sewing things together, but this was a good technique.
Design: Be sure to lie out your panels before beginning to sew together. This will help ensure your pattern looks right. I made sure there was always a dark section lined up next to a light section to create the checkered look!
Pattern: Well if you are ready Click Here to get to the pattern on the Lion Brand website. They also have kits if you need to buy the materials for the project as well!
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