Finally Finished! Blanket for Two

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!



I've always enjoyed writing and finally decided it was time to blog! As part of my profession I write every day, but I'm now trying to take the time to write creatively. My family and friends have been very encouraging as there is little that is written down in the way of a family chronicle. This is a favorite topic of mine! In addition to family history, I write about life, family, friends and faith. My husband is a full-time parent to our special needs daughter. I’ve explored this topic, too. I also enjoy music, crocheting, reading and relaxing with my family. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer!

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29 comments on “Finally Finished! Blanket for Two
  1. dorannrule says:

    This is really lovely Cathy. “Good job!”

  2. scrapydo says:

    This is so beautiful, you did a great job and so quickly starting in May and finished end of July.

  3. fgassette says:

    Beautiful work, love the color.


  4. Patience and perseverance. It’s wonderful!

    • Cathy G says:

      Thanks, Gemma! Yes, when I got closer to finishing it I had to remind myself to stay patient…I started getting anxious to see it done! 🙂

  5. Northern Narratives says:

    Beautiful. I love the colors and the design 🙂

  6. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    Very nice – great job!

  7. Wow! Great job Cathy! 😀

  8. What an amazing workmanship. Blue is my favorite. Relaxing and gives me the feeling like I’m close to the ocean. Great work my friend.

    • Cathy G says:

      Thank-you! You’re tight about blue being relaxing. I chose the colors because I got word that the bride also loves blue! It took awhile but I really enjoyed making it.

  9. Wow, that’s a beautiful blanket! I’m sure it was so appreciated by the happy couple 🙂

  10. Beautiful, what a nice job!

  11. Great job! You must be glad it’s done … hopefully it will bring many years of warmth to the happy couple =D

  12. That is a beautiful blanket, Cathy. I liked seeing the photo that showed it in its place once it was finished.

    • Cathy G says:

      Thanks, Naomi! Laying it out also helps to figure out if anything else is going to be added. Once you look it over you can decide if it’s really finished! 🙂

  13. seapunk2 says:

    Very nice. Ever try socks?

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