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Once again I am so glad I have crochet projects like this textured wave blanket to come home to. Crochet is how I unwind after a rough day, the rhythm and process of creating helps me clear my mind and process what I am dealing with.
This past week has been a rough one. Last Tuesday the motherboard on my laptop decided to quit, so I had to buy a new one. eBay to the rescue. But that was an expense I was not expecting this month.
The city I live in is in the middle of a crime spree, we are usually a sleepy little city, but lately, it has been pretty bad. Tons of vehicles have been stolen, all kinds of property crime. My work has been broken into twice in the last 3 weeks, the latest on Sunday. And they steal the most absurd things! 20-year-old motorcycle helmets and a 10-year-old mountain bike.
Then 4 am Saturday morning my dog goes nuts, barking growling and hitting the door with all of his 120 lbs.
I get up and there is a guy trying to get in my front door! I turned on the lights and yell “What the hell are you doing?” (my dog helps to give me courage). He starts rambling, the only word I can catch is the name of the shady guy that lives two doors down. So I yell that he is at the wrong house, and thankfully he leaves and wanders down the street.
Jager, my dog, got a really good supper that night!
Enough of my week!
This blanket took me about 3 weeks to complete, ended up at a nice size. 34″ x 49″, and uses 2 one pound balls of yarn. I really like the textured wave crochet stitch, but keep in mind this is not a reversible blanket.
What I Used
- one ball of Caron One Pound Yarn, 16 Ounce, Aqua, Single Ball
- one ball of Caron One Pound Yarn, 16 Ounce, Lavender Blue, Single Ball
- 5.5mm crochet hook
- darning needle
ch – chain
slst – slip stitch
hdc – half double crochet
Textured Wave Crochet Blanket
With lavender ch 136
Row 1 – slst in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 st, *hdc in next 5 st, slst in next 5 st* repeat across
***The rest of the pattern is worked in the back loops only***
Row 2 – Turn (do not ch) slst in 1st 5 st, *hdc in next 5 st, slst in next 5 st* repeat across
Row 3 – Ch2 (do not count, now and throughout) hdc in 1st 5 st, *slst in next 5 st, hdc in next 5 st* repeat across
Row 4 – Ch2 (DNC) hdc in 1st 5 st, *slst in next 5 st, hdc in next 5 st* repeat across
Fasten off, and switch to aqua. Repeat rows 1-4
Continue alternating between lavender and aqua, 4 rows per color. I had enough yarn to make my blanket 49″ long.