I thought I’d post a few photo’s so you can see the progress of my Chocolate Sundae blanket. It sure eats a lot of wool and takes quite a lot of time to do just the one stripe [four rows] but I think it’s because it’s made to fit our Super Kingsize bed!!!! I’ve just ordered another ball ~ 100g ~ of each main colour as I don’t think I’m going to have enough at three of each which was what I bought initially; I’m already halfway through the second ball of each colour and, as you can see from the photo’s, not even half way through. I didn’t buy anymore raspberry [yet] for the thin [two rows of dc] stripe, but it’s only a matter of time as I’ve decided I will do the border in that wonderful raspberry colour.
The only issue I have so far is that the blanket has become marginally wider as I’ve progressed. Now, this could be down to my tension not being consistent as I crochet at different times of the day ~ I’m obviously getting a little slack lol :D . Could be my mood or because I’m tired maybe? It could also be that the foundation chain is a bit tight and less flexible so pinching the start of the blanket in. I did use a half size bigger hook [4.5mm] to make the foundation chain so it shouldn’t be too tight but hey, who knows?
As you can see, the increase in width is not really noticeable, it is only tiny but I’m a perfectionist. For those who are interested in what colours and make of yarn I bought and from where, HERE is the link to the birth of the blanket sotospeak. For the stitches used and in what order, HERE is the link to the pattern/tutorial type post. It’s my own so no copywrite issues to worry about…..xx
Happy hooking all. . . xx