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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ripple Coastal Crochet Blanket

I've been working on this blanket for a few months now. 
And all this time, it's the first time I've laid it out! 
It's as wide as our queen size bed!  

It is a kit I got from Wool Warehouse.  Several of us ordered them through Attic 24's blog. 
And it's the coastal ripple blanket. 
I can't wait to snuggle up in it!


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I had a question about the size of my blanket and how many chains I hooked.
The original pattern calls for 213 chains, which is what I did.  However, Lucy (who designed the afghan) uses a 4mm hook.  I use a 4.5mm hook.  So that makes up for some of the difference.  And I probably crochet a little looser than she does.
My blanket is a little over 5 feet wide (5.25) and hers is a little under 4 feet wide (3' 11.25")  She posts in cm.  
Her afghan fits a single size bed, but she doesn't say if it goes down along the side of the bed.  My blanket fits to top of a queen bed, but does NOT go down the sides.  Maybe an inch or two but that's it.  
Now, having said all of that.  There is a good chance that I will run out of yarn in this kit before I finish the blanket!  I will either stop and call it finished, or order another kit to finish it.  I'll decide when I get closer to that point!  It'll probably depend on how tired I am of the project by then.
Click here if you'd like to see the original post by Lucy on this afghan.  It's pretty cool!

Cindy

10 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous, I want to make a queens size bedspread, can you tell me how many foundation chains you started with? Thanks

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    1. Hi Anne,
      Apparently I did that link-up wrong but it looks like you found your way here! I thought I crocheted the number of chains that the instructions called for, which I think were over 200, but I better count to be sure. I’ll get back with you on this. Be patient! I’ll do it tomorrow when I hope and pray we have some sunlight. I need it!

      Cindy

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  2. Love the colours, that's a wide blanket, must take ages to do a row, I have not made anything that big so far.

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    1. It really doesn’t take that long. Of course, if I paid attention instead of talking (during crochet group) or watching tv it would go faster. But that’s the reason I do repetitive stitches. To give my hands something to do while I sit!

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  3. Cindy, That's a huge project. So pretty. I love how big it is for your bed. I am so ready for spring and more sunny days. Blessings to you, xoxo, stay safe, Susie

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  4. Wow, such pretty colors. I've tried making Afghanis for our king sized bread and usually end up with a queen size. S o much yarn.

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  5. Very pretty. I know how much work goes into crocheting a piece like that so I'm impressed with your handiwork.

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  6. Wow, I really like your blanket Cindy. I was thinking of making a coastal blanket at some point but for now I'm enjoying knitting socks and a few other crochet projects. Trying not to keep starting other things but finishing none. I'm happy with Attic 24 Moorland blanket that I've now finished. Cathy x

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Cindy