Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rainbow blanket

So, I wanted to try a new technique using 3 strands of crochet and fading out the colors into each other. I decided to go with a rainbow colored blanket. Since this blanket was for me, and I'm not such a huge fan of the larger holes in the previous blanket I had done, I also decided to use a crochet hook a couple sizes smaller.

Original blanket:

As I started crocheting this blanket, I loved the way the colors looked. I did 2 rows of each color, changed one thread to the next color for 2 more rows, etc. It was looking awesome! Since I ended up using the small crochet hook, though, the blanket was smaller than the original. It was going to be more of a throw or a large child's blanket. That's when I had the idea!
A friend of mine was pregnant, so I could give it to her as a baby/Christmas gift! I had it done before Christmas (which for me is a huge accomplishment since I like to jump from project to project), but since I didn't get to see her for a while, she didn't get it until afterward.
However, she loved it! I've been wanting to post pics of this for a while, but I wanted to wait until she got the blanket, and then after that I just kept forgetting, but here you go!