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Finished Object Friday!

If you are a regular follower you may have noticed that WIP Wednesday this week was missing. I’ve been on a serious mission as I needed the satisfaction of completing a project. Last weekend I measured my daughter’s chevron blanket and it was 78cm long, I was aiming for 1m so I knew if I really focused I could finish. It was my car crochet project, so progress had been slow. I retrieved it from the car and ‘allowed’ it in the house so I could crack on. The pattern was simple enough that I could pick it up and just work a row or two in quiet moments, but also repetitive and almost meditative so I could work in it for longer periods and get lost in it. (However, I’m not in a hurry to make a blanket entirely using double crochet  (US single) again!)

Once I’d made it to 1m I filled in the chevrons (see this tutorial), and the search for a border began.  I found the perfect one, the wave stitch (often known as reverse shells too). I had a couple of false starts as using treble crochets it was too tall so I swapped to half trebles with doubles at the base, then the blanket began to ripple so I frogged a whole side and started again, leaving one stitch between each pattern repeat to spread them out more (this worked a treat!) It took a few hours to complete as it was quite intricate, but I think it looks like fluffy clouds around the rainbow chevrons. 

My daughter was very pleased with her blanket and asked if I made it using ‘trochet’. I now need to find another car crochet project…

Have you finished anything this week? How long had you been working on it for? Please share!

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53 thoughts on “Finished Object Friday!

  1. The blanket looks wonderful; that border is perfect…a big pat on the back to you for a beautiful future heirloom! I’m having a break from joining donated squares into blankets for the needy and instead making some bunting for our granddaughter’s first birthday next month. It’s been fun 😊

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    1. Thank you. Your cards sound fun, I ran a card making club when I was a permanent teacher and really enjoyed it. One of the children even asked her mum for a die cutter for Christmas so I showed her mine and explained it all. It’s a lovely feeling to pass on skills! 😊

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    1. Thank you, the border took a little figuring out on the first couple of repeats, but I found a good tutorial on Pinterest which helped. It was very time consuming, but worth all the effort. 😊

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  2. I know what you mean about not making another blanket in single crochet! I actually tried starting a baby blanket a couple months back in the same pattern and after about 15 rows I ripped it back due to the monotonous repetition of the sc’s! Not to mention it would have taken forever to complete.

    I do love the colors you choose and the border is perfect with that pattern! Glad you stuck with it and finished it!

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  3. Gorgeous “trocheted” blanket. That made me smile. Love the colors and the border is awesome! I have never seen the wave before. Perfect choice. I am about to finish cross stitching the letter “Y” and my JOY will be complete and ready for framing. I am so excited. And even more so that I have 3 finishes already for 2017 πŸ™‚ Look at us! Getting stuff done πŸ™‚

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      1. Thank you, but the letters are pretty quick stitches. Way smaller than what I usually do. It has been a nice change of pace to finish something so quickly. I am itching to pick up my crochet hook or knitting needles, though. Your crochet is so perfect. Mine, not so much, but I do like that it goes quicker than knitting.

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      2. Thank you, mistakes are easily hidden in crochet (at least in the patterns I choose!) It’s nice to be able to choose between knitting and crochet, and I agree, crochet works up far more quickly.

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    1. Hi, I think it is just called the wave stitch. There are various YouTube videos which I think explain it a bit better than a written pattern. Hope that helps 😊

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