I started crocheting this blanket in late December / early January. It wasn’t a difficult pattern. It wasn’t a complicated lace pattern with size 5 needles. It just took me forever to finish.
I tried various tactics to get myself motivated to finish. I didn’t start another project and told myself I couldn’t buy new yarn until I finished it. I tried doing a few rows a day and then didn’t stick with it. I tried leaving it out in sight so I would think about it. Nothing worked.
It’s my own fault. I wasn’t super motivated…maybe because I wasn’t making it for anyone specifically. I also didn’t love the colors at first. They weren’t what I had in mind. They still aren’t my favorite colors, but I like them more than I did initially.
What I love about this baby blanket is the Tunisian Tweed Stitch. It’s super durable and strong and creates a blanket that even when stretched out, doesn’t show any holes at all. This crochet is tighter than a garter stitch and has a unique look.
I was determined to finish this blanket before May ended and I met my goal when I finished it last week.
Now I’m sharing the pattern with you on the last day of May. The pattern will be for sale on Ravelry starting on Monday, June 4th.
Update-Thanks to all those who donated or emailed me to get early access to the pattern. You can now buy it through Ravelry.
But because I love my blog readers and email subscribers, I’m offering it to you early. How much? That’s the best part…pay whatever you want! If you can’t afford anything, you can get it for free. If you’d like to buy me a coffee or some other amount, feel contribute any amount that you want. Just promise me one thing. You won’t take 5 months like me to finish it! The pattern will be available for you to pay what you want through Sunday, June 2nd. So don’t wait! Click on the link below.
For those that are interested, here are the details on the blanket:
~1,600 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Knit Picks Brava Worsted) I used 5 colors, but this can be adjusted for different color schemes very easily.
You’ll also need a Tunisian Crochet Hook, size J (these are the really long hooks that are longer than knitting needles)
The finished dimensions are 38 inches long by 32 inches wide