Country Rose Throw

I stumbled onto this pattern from a blog called,  It was on her post entitled, The Midwife Blanket.  I found it to be quite adorable so I wanted to make it.  I made a sample of the pattern and here is what it looked like.

Midwife Blanket  I love the open lacy squares.  The pattern says to ch 118.  I wanted to make my blanket a bit bigger so that it was a throw.  I had to do some math to figure out how many chains to make my foundation chain.  My foundation chain was made of 150 chains.  When factoring the size remember that this pattern is in multiples of 16.

I used the one-pounder of Red Heart Yarn from my yarn stash.  I had about 1.75 skeins.  I also used a F hook.  The color is Country Rose.  My finished sized is 44 by 64 inches. Since I was using yarn from my stash, I knew I wouldn’t have enough of the Country Rose color.  So, I used left over winter white for part of the edging.  I also made a bigger fan for the edging.  Then to tie it all in, I ended with a row of single crochet. Here is what the finished throw looked like.

IMG_0597  I am including a close up of the edging so you can get a better idea of what I did.


I love this pattern and will make another throw.  If you want this pattern, please get it from the above-mentioned blog.  It is a copy righted pattern, so please do not duplicate it or publish it unless you get permission.


Road Trip 2016 Second Project

The second project for this road trip was a knitted blanket.  I used a different type of yarn this time.  IMG_0496 I was intrigued with this yarn as it was multi-textured.  I wanted to make a lap blanket.  The yarn is Bernat Baby Bundle and each skein is 8.8 oz.  I used a 10.5 circular knitting needles and used a simple garter stitch.  This project took 5 skeins and the finished size is 50 by 55 inches.

Here is the finished project.

Blanket Yellow Mist

Don’t you just love the textured effect.  The blanket is finished in a single single crochet edge.  I used this edging to make the edges sturdier.

Road Trip 2016 Project

We went on a cross-country road trip from Nevada to Missouri to visit my younger daughter.  To keep myself occupied in the car as we journeyed round trip, I like to work on craft projects.  Usually, it will be either a knit or crochet project.

Prior to the start of our trip, I gathered my supplies and then started two different projects.  One project was a crochet blanket.  I used the Sultan Stitch, which is also called a cup cake stitch.  This project was made with Red Heart Yarn.  Color is coral and I used a D hook.

cupcake stitch

This is a swatch of what the Sultan/Cup Cake stitch looked like.

Here is the finished blanket

Sultan stitch blanket

It measured 39 inches by 58 inches.  I trimmed it with a border of a row of a V stitch and then a row of a simple fan.  The fan was placed in the opened space of the V stitch. Here is a close up of the border.

Sultan Stitch close up