Monday, September 19, 2011

Quick wedding present

My fiance and I are attending the wedding of a friend of his next weekend. About a week ago, I suddenly realized that I didn't have a present for them. I have been on a big crochet kick lately, so I figured that I would find something that would be quick and easy to make, yet be a good wedding gift.

I came up with this pattern:

http://michaels.lionbrand.com/patterns/L0463.html

I had never made something with 3 threads at once before, and I have been wanting to try it out. I ran on over to the hobby store and bought the 3 colors I had decided on. This blanket uses "I Love This Yarn!" colors Pale Denim, Stonewash, and Dark Denim. These colors (and the throw itself) turned out quite nicely. I am very pleased with it, and I have already planned another throw!

Here is a picture of me crocheting with the huge size Q crochet hook and the three colors.



I had never used such a large hook and had such a loose weave previously. It was a bit disconcerting at first.

I finished the throw quickly (although not quite in 5.5 hours as the pattern mentions). Here is the finished throw.


More detail.


Here is a picture to give an idea of the size.


My next project is going to be an experiment with this throw, but using a blending technique. I have already purchased my supplies, I'm ready to go!