Sunday, February 13, 2011
an easy eyelet blanket
At her Lake Erie cottage this weekend, Nancy and I started another shared project - a crochet blanket made from eyelet strips. Each strip is crocheted separately, then eight strips are assembled with a neat and easy zig zag of chain and single crochet stitches. It's the perfect shared project since the yarn can be easily divvied up and exactly matching gauge isn't too important. Another nice thing? Each strip is almost exactly one ball of yarn with just enough left to work the joining row. Very little waste.
In just a few hours we'd each worked up two strips ... that's almost half the blanket! When we see each other again in three weeks, we should be ready for final assembly. Just as well that the blanket's not time consuming; it looks like there's an Angry Bluebird to be crocheted as soon as possible!