Coronadecke
Finished
April 12, 2020
April 24, 2020

Coronadecke

Project info
124-1 Bohemian Oasis by DROPS design
Crochet
BlanketThrow
Me
49 squares, 120 x 120 cm incl. border
Hooks & yarn
4.0 mm (G)
1,374 yards
0 skeins = 0 grams
Yellow
Stylecraft Special Double Knit
1.56 skeins = 501.6 yards (458.6 meters), 156 grams
Red
Uschi Wolle Super Preis
none left in stash
6 skeins = 872.7 yards (798.0 meters), 300 grams
Müller Markt Karlsruhe in Karlsruhe , Baden-Württemberg
December 29, 2015
Notes

Decided that it is time for a crocheted blanket made from single granny squares. Will use old stash of DK acrylics

April 12, 2020

One square as given in pattern gives me a square of app. 12.5 cm.

Each square weighs 8 g, i.e. I will get 6.25 squares from a 50 g ball, 21,28 metres per square.

Timed myself - I need 28 minutes for 1 square, incl. sewing in the ends.

Chart part of Soursugar’s project »

Finished first 8 squares on Easter Sunday 2020 during Corona virus lockdown.

April 13, 2020

Attached the first 10 squares together, using a single crochet join. Tried the braided versions linked in other projects and the original joints as given in the pattern, but did not like them.

April 13, 2020

Finished and attached 15 squares

April 15, 2020

Finished 25 squares

April 16, 2020

Middle circle 1.1 g
Sun rays 0.6 g
Flower petals 2.1 g
Border 1: 1g
Border 2: 3.3 g

April 17, 2020

38 squares attached
Do not like them Stylecraft yarn way too floppy

April 18, 2020

42 squares attached
Decided that I do not want to buy additional acrylic, but will first try to make do with what I already have.

As I said earlier, I do not like the Stylecraft,it is way too soft for my taste and gives some quite floppy squares.

Will see how the budgetyarn holds up, never worked with it so far.

April 19, 2020

Squared it off again with 7 x 7 squares.
i am somehow tempted to maybe add a border and leave it at this size as I totally do not like how the Stylecraft crochets up with a 4 mm hook - I should use a 3.6 mm for that I think.

Nevertheless, I want to try the budgetyarn for crochet, so I might leave the square in hibernation for a while until I get to my storage room.

April 22, 2020

Decided not to add the budgetyarn but surround the whole thing with one row of double crochets. Have enough for 1 row of the white and probably 2 of the red Stylecraft yarn.

April 24, 2020

Finished today! I did 2 rows of red Stylecraft and finally a shell stitch border with (1tr, 1 chain) x5 around the edges.

Used 94 g of the white and 60 g of the red stylecraft in total.

Blanket is about 120x120 cm, which is quite a good size for a lap blanket.

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  • Project created: August 9, 2010
  • Updated: April 24, 2020
  • Progress updates: 6 updates