I started this blanket last week and finished it yesterday. This is the 3rd baby blanket that I'm making for my niece, Z. Her baby is due in November and she's really worried about having warm blankets. So, after some research, I decided to make the blanket using the "Blanket Stitch". I used this tutorial http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-blanket-stitch/ . The yarn I used is called Seablue Tweed. It's I Love This Yarn in worsted weight, from Hobby Lobby. I used a size I crochet hook. My beginning ch was 99.
I orginally started it out with a ch of 120 but it was just way too big for what I wanted. This photo shows the true color of the yarn. It doesn't show up correctly in any of my other photos. I have no idea why.
I love the colored specks!
Here's the finished blanket, folded up nicely.
Here it is laid out on the carpet. The color is horrible and I'm not sure why. My carpet isn't that color.
For the edging, I did two rows of sc. This whole blanket used 3 full skeins of yarn. I didn't have any of it left. None. I couldn't believe it. I had just enough tail to weave in when I was done.
This photo shows the texture of the blanket. It's very soft and cuddly.