So the stripes are now vertical with horizontal treble crochet stripes at the top and bottom of the blanket.
I planned for an edging but found that no edging would be able to compete with the decorative Shell Stitch and the way the colours mix and match in this blanket. So simple is best. A treble crochet edging, a fringe in each corner and... ...VOILA! - the blanket is done!
- Merino Wool 50g/105-115 m
- Hook size 5 mm / H-8 (US)
- Used a total of approx 20 skeins
- 16 different colours
- Weight - heavy
- Measures 95 cm x 135 cm (37" x 53 ")
- 94 shell stitch stripes
- About 8-10 weeks of lazy hooking and being constantly distracted by other projects on hand.
- Half a billion loose ends to fasten off...
- Really easy (anyone can do this blanket), relatively quick (although it felt like a never ending project at times...), very satisfactory (the mixing and matching of colours is really fun).
Am I proud? I am smiling from ear to ear, that is how proud I am. And I love my blanket. It has such a good heavy feel to it, its soft, cuddly and just perfect. The kids are already fighting over it. I guess I have to make another one.
And do you want to know how to make the shell stitch? In this post you can find out how easy it is. Try it out and have a blast.