Heart recovery blanket

Heart recovery blanket

My most recent yarn project is a lap blanket I made my mother-in-law to keep her company while she waits for and then recovers from heart surgery. A warm and cozy blanket can keep her comfortable when Tom and I can’t be there.

Originally, I set out to make a shawl for the Alzheimer’s Resource Center, but the more I crocheted the more confident I grew. Decreasing isn’t so difficult, after all! I followed Beth’s pattern.

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Tom picked out the yarn. It’s the color Jazz Stripe (#800) from “I Love This Yarn!”

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I used just under 8 skeins – just under 2,016 yards – and worked with a size H hook.

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The final dimensions were 29.5″ x 49.5″. I didn’t have a plan for the size when I began. Corner-to-corner blankets are nice in that you can decide on both length and width as you go. I crocheted a few rows, then spread it out on my lap to test the size. I wanted to make sure it was big enough to tuck under LuAnn’s feet and still come up to her waist.

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Mona was not keen to give this one up, but it’s not really a blanket unless it comes with a little bit of husky love (and fur).

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