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Patience Is A Virtue

… that I do not have. But I made it through a blanket and that’s saying something πŸ˜€

Because Deramores has still not delivered the yarns I ordered (IK,R?!) I decided to revise the candy-shaped blanket I made for the hubs a while back. This time I decided to add width to it and changed the original square-based design to horizontal stripes with this wave-like pattern in between.

daddy's blanket 2

It is now very heavy and so being stands a chance of being left behind when we move on to our next destination 😦 Awwww …

daddy's blanket 1

But that’s still some time away so…Β  Meantime I’m pretty pleased with the end result – and the fact that I was able to finish it! Phew! XD

I have this question though: how do we make the foundation chain the same width as the ending chain? I already crocheted loosely with the foundation chain and I didn’t have a bigger hook on hand so I had to use the same one. The side where I ended is still wider than the starting side. Any tips?

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30 thoughts on “Patience Is A Virtue

  1. Love that wave pattern where your contrast colours meet. I hope you get to keep the blanket – it’s a lot of work to do to just leave it behind. No tips on your last question, I’m afraid.

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  2. Have you tried using the foundation single crochet or double crochet instead of the chain stitch?
    Congrats on finishing the blanket though. Those waves look great.

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      1. No worries! I had never done it until a few months ago but it really helps. For blankets, I’ve bought foam puzzle mats (you know the multicoloured ones for kids?) and I pin the blanket to the mat before spraying it with water until it’s wet (but not too much). Then I let dry overnight or longer until it is completely dry. Air con helps because it’s very humid here atm. Sorry about the huge comment! πŸ™‚

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      2. Oh yeah, my daughter has those! Thanks a lot, the thought of using our bed was daunting πŸ™‚

        And don’t worry about the length of your comments. You’re helping me out and I truly appreciate you taking the time πŸ™‚

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  3. You made it work! It’s gorgeous! Blocking will help. Did you end with the correct number of stitches? I find that I am more relaxed at the end of a blanket, so my tension is off making the end bigger than the beginning where I am much more tense about getting it going. It looks great to me.

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      1. Haha, yes. But I’ve been staying abroad for much too long so I’m also very rusty. Paardje is a term of endearment from my father πŸ™‚

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