A couple days before Christmas, I was itching to start on a project. I didn't want anything difficult and I wanted to use some of the stash I have in my "yarn closet".
So I searched for something that would use up a good quantity of yarn and be warm. This double stranded crochet blanket seemed to fit the bill.
I used both of these patterns for inspirations; Lumberjack Throw by Michelle at Inspired Crochet Design and the Country Flannel Afghan from Dutch Hollow Acres. A lot of people have made Michele's Lumberjack Throw and she has a link on her pattern page to all the pretty ones that have been made.
It would probably look better with a solid vs. a variegated. I may have enough to do a blue and cream one if I feel like making another one later. I was curious to see how it would look in the variegated though. The yarn has a rustic look, so I thought I'd do a more rustic seam.
I decided to do a single crochet join (on the right side) using one strand of each color. I thought is would be something different anyway.
Hubby got me a new camera for Christmas, I've been having fun playing with the different settings.
I'm looking forward to sharing more photos and crochet with you in the coming year.
I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful Christmas.
By the way, we are getting snow!