Since I was so close to finishing it last time I wrote about it, I wanted to share it right away. My crochet blanket is done! I'm very happy with it too, even though it's made with acrylic yarn.
The color of the blanket is not right in this picture. The sun was shining on it full force, the other photos are more accurate.
yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, 19 balls each 100g/170yds (total of 3230 yds) in the colors # 172, 171, 99, 158, 180, 113, 133. 100% Acrylic
hook: for the squares 6mm and to crochet them together as well as the border 5.5mm
size: 54" x 70"
pattern: "Circle to Squares Afghan" by Lion Brand, but I used only two of the three sizes of squares and made my own layout.
border: I used granny square stitches for the border, and finished it off with Attich24's shell stitch for which she wrote a tutorial.
start-finish: June 26 - August 24
Even though this is acrylic yarn it was alright to work with. I like the strong colors, and for crochet blanket you really need a lot more yarn, so this cheaper version comes in handy. Another plus is, that you can wash it in the machine, and it comes out fine. Blocking is out of course, but that's O.K. with a blanket.
Now I'm have no blanket WIP at the moment, but Hannah reminded me, that it's time to finish my cardigan, since it's getting cooler and Fall is just around the corner. She's right of course, but I'm dreading miles of stockinette. I've also a hooded scarf for Hannah in the works, and three pairs of fingerless mittens for her friends. Since she'd like to take the hooded scarf with her, when she's leaving for University, I don't have time to sit and spin. I know today should have been "Handspun Friday", and I do have something finished to show, but I was too excited about the finished blanket.