Crochet Sweet Memories Blanket
Sweet Memories are a wonderful thing. I think as humans, we can take special memories and moments in our life and embrace them just as if we were wrapped in a warm, crocheted blanket.
So, whenever I see the colors purple and teal together, I immediately have sweet memories of my only sister. Today, I remember with love all the moments we shared together. It's been 14 years since I was able to hold her and I still miss her deeply. Teal and purple were "her colors". She was a strong person and really laid claim to the beautiful color combo as her life was decorated in these colors. She was 15 years older than me and probably the biggest influence to who I am today.
This summer has been very challenging for me personally. I was bordering on depression about a week ago, the teal and purple yarns came to me as I was trying to be inspired to do some crocheting. From the moment that I held the yarn close, I felt the warmth and love already passing through. I crocheted this blanket in 3 days and although the pattern is maybe not super special, to me this might be my favorite project ever. It reminds me to hold my head high, stay strong and keep smiling... just as my sister Cat always taught me.
So if a color or color combo reminds you of a special person or strikes a memory, consider using it to create your own crocheted blanket to wrap yourself into your own Sweet Memory.
Sweet Memories Blanket
~ by Jeanne Steinhilber
- Color A - Bernat Super Value Light Damson - 2 skeins
- Color B - Bernat Super Value Lilac - 2 skeins
- Color C - Bernat Super Value Aqua - 2 skeins
- Color D - Bernat Super Value Teal - 2 skeins
- Crochet Hook Size L 8.0mm
- Yarn Needle
The entire blanket is worked with 2 strands held together.
Finished Size - 50" x 66"
This pattern is worked in multiples of 24 + 3 if you would like to change size. Each chevron is 10" wide.
With 2 strands Color A held together, chain 123.
Row 1 - 2 dc in 4th chain from hook, *dc in next 8 chains, [dc3tog in next 3 chains] twice, dc in next 8 chains, [3 dc in next chain] twice. Repeat * to end, 3 dc into last chain. When completing the final dc, drop 1 strand of color A and add 1 strand of color B to finish the last stitch. Turn.
Row 2 - Ch 3, 2 dc into same stitch. *dc into next 8 stitches, [dc3tog] twice, dc into next 8 stitches, [3 dc into next stitch] twice. Repeat * to end, 3 dc into last stitch. When completing the final dc, drop color A and add a second strand of color B to finish the last stitch. Turn.
Continue Row 2 until desired length, dropping changing colors as follows at the end of each row:
- Color B & C
- Color C & C
- Color C & D
- Color D & D
- Color D & A
- Color A & A
- Color A & B
- Color B & B
I finished on a row with a double strand of Color A.
Tutorial For Doubling Up Strands
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Be creative! 🙂 – Jeanne – The Crochet Crowd