I love to visit my local craft stores. So often when browsing through the aisles, I come across inspiration for my next crafting project. My inspiration for this project came from one of the free pattern fliers seen throughout the store. I thought this blanket was so cute, that I had to have one. I knew that I probably wouldn't be able to talk my mom into making one for me, so I had to make this one myself.
The only crochet item that I had made in the past was a baby blanket made with primary colors from a Vanna White pattern for a friend of mine when his wife had a baby. I knew that this project would be quite a bit bigger and more difficult. I ripped off my own copy of the pattern from the booklet, gathered up the supplies that I needed, and headed home to begin.
Once I got home, I instantly realized that this pattern is for a child-sized blanket. That was not such a big deal, though, since this blanket is made up of individual squares. All I had to do to get a bigger blanket is to make more squares than called for. So, I just had to go back to the craft store for more supplies.
As always happens when I begin a big project, I got bored with it and set it aside. I just got so tired of making all these squares. I'm not even sure how long it took me to finish this blanket. I got to a point where I was so tired of these squares, that I just stopped where I was and left it as it was. It ended up larger than the child's size it was originally supposed to be, but smaller than the full, large adult size that I had originally intended. It ended up being 11 x 8 squares.
As it is, I am quite happy with it. It is an awesome - and bright - blanket.
Here is a link to the pattern online, in case you want to make one for yourself! http://www.purplekittyyarns.com/afghan-patterns/bubblegum