Welcome to day two of my 5 part tutorial on the Think Pink Blanket (Lapghan? I really can't make up my mind... Leave suggestions in the comments if you've got an opinion on this...). If you missed yesterday's post, start HERE.
So now that I've gotten the blanket put together, I can put up the pictures! Mims thinks it's super cozy and has tried to take it to her room twice. The finished measurements on it are 41" x 41". Nice and square!
Today we're starting our four 'fancy' blocks in the blanket. The base of the block is randomly striped double crochet, so that's what we're starting with.
Think Pink Fancy Squares - Part 1
approx 12" square
Use all of the pinks that you've got! Switch colors on a whim! Don't worry if your yarn has slubs or funky bits, it adds texture and interest, and if you really hate it, you can cover it up tomorrow when we add decoration to the front of it.
I used a G hook
R1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across (42 st)
R2-21: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st across (42 st)
Finish off. Weave in ends.
The piece should be about 12" square. Adjust your stitches/row count if you need to.
These are the 4 squares that I made. They don't look like much right now, but they'll look amazing when we embellish them tomorrow.
I particularly liked this last square. There was something about the little pouf of ribbon yarn at the bottom of the piece that just made me happy. Experiment with funky combinations on your squares! You may be delighted by yourself too!
Come back tomorrow and we'll make these extra fancy!
Want to see the rest? Click on the links below!
Think Pink Lapghan - Part 1
Think Pink Lapghan - Part 3
Think Pink Lapghan - Part 4
Think Pink Lapghan - Part 5