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The blanket is inspired by the Polka Dots & Frills pattern I have used previously. I don't know if I just crochet loosely, but I find that I like to reduce the stitches in this pattern, turning triple crochets into doubles, etc. for a tighter weave that still has enough drape. Using the old version of Bernat Chunky, it works up a nice, plush blanket that doubles as a play mat. Since the Bernat Chunky is acrylic, it's safe to put it in the washer and dryer as well.
|I love the plush texture! It's so fun to run your fingers over.|
This blankie is a one-skein wonder. Yep, the entire thing is made with one big ball of yarn. To make the blanket a little more masculine (and to reduce the amount of yarn it used, since I only had one big ball), I ditched the ruffles and added a wide border of tweed stitches with a final round of slip stitches to give a nice finished edge.
|Simple blanket border using 1 round sc, 5 rounds of the tweed stitch, and 1 final round of slip stitches.|