Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June 2017 Donation Blanket

June Donation blanket made in same pattern as my May Donation Blanket

A crocheted border was added to tie the design together and as a convenient way to hide the ends.

This blanket was made entirely of my project scraps and donated yarn.

As with the othere blankets donated from this year, this blanket will be donated to the Gabriel project. The Gabriel project helps young mothers in my local area.

These blankets are easy to put together and I'm sure that someone in your local area would love your homemade blankets. All one has to do is ask around to see if there is a need.

Put those scraps to good use and have fun.

Until next time, Nelly :-)

Monday, June 5, 2017

May Donation Blanket

May Donation Blanket

This was knit in a diagonal pattern, the same way you would knit a washcloth.

Crocheted border in Baby Clouds yarn

The blanket for May was knit with a variety of scraps from my stash and yarn that was donated to me by a local knitting group that I get together with. It was knit in the same way I knit square washcloths.

Cast On 4 Stitches
Knit 2 stitches, Yarn Over, Knit remaining stitches. 

Continue in this pattern until the blanket is as long as you would like it.
When it is as long as you would like it, start decreasing.

Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 together, Yarn Over, Knit 2 together, knit remaining stitches in the row. 
Repeat this row until you only have 4 stitches left. 
Bind Off. 

For my border, I did a single crochet border around the entire piece. This helps when weaving your ends in, as they can simply be crocheted in with your border.