Many of the crochet projects that I start don’t take too long to make. Scarves can be done in an evening. A shawl or a small blanket can be generally completed in a weekend.
That being said when I decided to make a gift that was going to be “large” I knew that I would have to start early.
Last December I stocked up on yarn in different shades of blue. You’d be amazed what you can buy at the end of the year!
I started crocheting a “blanket for two” in May.
I pulled apart large sections twice because I wasn’t satisfied. Glad I did! I was much happier with the end result.
Thirteen skeins and lots of hours later, I finally finished it in July!
The blanket will lay very nicely on a king-size bed.
At 72 inches x 74 inches it turned out to be the largest project I’d ever done.
When I was spreading it out on our bed to check the size and take a few photos my husband saw it. He remarked, “Nice job! So what are you sending to them? Ah, my husband! Always a kidder!
A couple of weeks ago the blanket was mailed to California as a wedding gift.
My mom was happy to deliver it to my nephew, Victor and his new bride Kristyn. They are featured in my last post called, “Splendid – Our Newest Branch!”
For more on how the blanket is constructed, please go to my crochet blog!