26 January 2013

It's a Throw!

For those of you who were guessing about what this is--

It's a throw. Big enough for those days when you're feeling a little chilly but don't need a full size afghan to snuggle under.

Here's a couple more pictures--

A closer look at the edge--

For the main part, I used a solid granny square as my basis. A good pattern is found here. You can figure out your own color scheme. I used yarn that was in my stash. My goal is to primarily use stash yarns for projects this year and only buy yarn when I need it to go with what I already have. For example, I have 2 colors for my next project but need white so I'll be stopping off at Walmart today to buy some of that. 

This is what I did for the edge:  
  • Go around the entire thing with 1 round of sc.
  • 2nd round of edge: 
  1. join yarn with sl st in corner.
  2. ch 3, 2 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc
  3. *skip 3 stitches
  4. 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc in next stitch. *
  5. Do rounds #3 and #4 all the way around.
  6. After working last set of stitches, join in top stitch of starting ch3, finish off.
I used an I hook for most of this project. Even though all yarns were labeled as "worsted weight," the brown was somewhat thinner and the project started to pucker. I ended up sizing up to a J hook just for the brown yarn.

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