The St. Nicholas Throw has a whole list of reasons why it's earned that name! The St. Nicholas Blanket is, of course, a bit Christmas-y in beautiful Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick Quick Fisherman and Cranberry. But it's also very fast to crochet - so you can deliver it in the "nick" of time! And it's also a nod to my brother, Nicholas, who passed away several years ago. I'm not claiming he was a saint he was my little brother after all! - but he did love Christmas, and I'd like to think he'd love this bold, cozy blanket as well. The stitch multiple is included, so you can customize the size of the finished blanket.
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Fast Care Package Throw
The Fast Care Package Throw is colorful, fun, and very fast to crochet - which makes it perfect for care packages! Whether it's a homesick kid off at college or a friend going through a hard time, sending love you can literally wrap yourself up in is always a very good thing. There are several tricks that make the Fast Care Package Throw so fast to crochet! First and foremost, it's made with 3 strands of yarn all held together. Use all the same color or mix and match to customize this throw! Secondly, the fringe is built right in, so there's no border or edging to make and no ends to weave in. Let's say that again: No. Ends. At. All. Love that! All you do is crochet, cut, and turn - and before you know it, you'll have a Fast Care Package Throw to send to someone special!
Blooming Granny Square Baby Afghan
Several years ago I hosted a crochet-along for a stitch sampler blanket and one of the squares was the Blooming Granny Square. In the CAL we did small squares as the learning swatch size. Well, one of my contactors loved the look of the small blooming granny square so she made several, seamed them together then added the same border we used for the stitch sampler blanket to her new blanket and voila! The minute I saw it I knew I needed to purchase the sample and publish it as an option for that very cute square. So, let's say thank you to Jennifer Purtee for her vision and enjoy this fun pattern. If you find you are having trouble with the stitch pattern you can always watch the video for the square I did for the CAL. It is a a step-by-step video tutorial that can be found on the Marly Bird YouTube Channel. By the way, have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel yet?
Stitch Away Stress Lemon Blanket Square
Warm Up America! is a charity which accepts blanket squares or "sections" that volunteers seam together into blankets. Crochet this lemon section to donate! Each April, the Craft Yarn Council in conjunction with Warm Up America! invites you to Stitch Away Stress. Crochet, as you know, is such a wonderfully soothing activity. Lemons have become the emblem for this promotion because the first pattern designed for Stitch Away Stress was a cute lemon stress ball! This cheery motif is wonderful for lemon lovers to work up year-round. Section together your own beautiful lemon afghan, or donate these sections to a wonderful cause.
There You Go Throw
The There You Go Throw is a two tone join as you go blanket made of 6-inch squares - graphic, eye-catching, and so much fun to crochet! Fans of My Big Fat Greek Wedding might understand the inspiration for the name! When I was trying to come up with a name (always the hardest part!), I was talking to some friends about how it reminded me so much of Greek graphic patterns - especially the colors! - and the movie came up. My friend Terri loves it as much as I do, and we decided to quote the character Gus, who loves to explain how things are Greek (even things that aren’t), and always ends it with ”…there you go!” Much like some of Gus’s explanations, this blanket isn’t Greek, but it is join as you go (aka quick to crochet), based on the basic granny square, and ready to make in any size desired for the perfect gift or personal pick-me-up - so There You Go!
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Difficulty Level: Easy
Crochet Hook: K/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge: Each square is 6" x 6"
Finished Size: Blanket Size Shown: 36" x 48" before border; customizable
US-K, 6.5mm hook
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Little Couch Potato Siesta Blanket
This Little Couch Potato Siesta Blanket was crocheted over the course of one weekend (at a relaxed pace), with 3 cakes of Pool Party Bernat Blanket Stripes yarn. The yarn was easy to work with and except for the final row of the project I let the colors come out of the yarn cake as they were dyed. The last row I removed a small section in the dark blue in order to use the next color in the ball to complete the final 2 rows in the same color. Two separate colors over the final 2 rows did not fit with the flow of the rest of the blanket. So if you end up in a similar place after you reach row 50 consider cutting out a small section and allowing the next section to take it's place to make the blanket color flow a bit more smoothly. This was a very relaxed and simple project to crochet. I love the striped effect created by the yarn and not having to sew in a bunch of yarn ends! Great for gifts, baby showers, children, floor blankets and cuddle time! Drew's finished blanket measures 40 inches wide and 36 inches long. The stitch multiple is 2+1 so you can create this to any size you wish easily.