Finishing of a single crochet blanket

(12 Posts)
alemci Mon 23-Sep-13 08:58:21

Hi

I am making a blanket for a single bed, it is based on the big blanket on the Attic 24 website with squares of 30 cm square which will be joined together - probably 3 across by 6 down. I did consider doing 4 across but the single beds are all against walls so i think you lose the design. so far it would measure 90cm across by 180cm down

what Lucy in Attic has done on the double one is make a huge border of say 10 rows of 3 trebles going all the way round the blanket in different colours. I will do this.

my problem is how much wool. I have already run out of some colours and i want to order some more but would rather get it right and not waste stuff. Has anyone done this. would 1 ball go all the way round each time or do you need 2 per row

any opinions on 3 squares across or 4 is welcome. lets face it most single beds are against walls because of the space factor.

many thanks

I haven't made a blanket quite this big - my biggest was about 4 foot by 5.5 foot but the edging took less than a ball for each colour change - is in my opinion you would only need to order a ball of each colour you were planning to use.

Could you start the edging with the biggest ball of yarn that you have? That would give you an idea of how much yarn you would need for each round of edging. You could then order your other yarn accordingly.

whatdoesittake48 Fri 27-Sep-13 11:38:53

I would say at least 100g ball for each colour if you are doing trebles all the way around.You might have some left, which you could use to create a cushion cover to match.

firesidechat Fri 27-Sep-13 15:54:10

What yarn are you using?

What weight per ball?

I tend to weigh my yarn before and after a row so that I know exactly how much yarn is needed. Not every row, just one as a sample. It helps when you are getting to the end of a ball and are not sure if it will do another stripe or section.

I like TheWoollybacksWife idea of doing a round and seeing how much you use. Obviously each round will need a bit more than the last, but it would be a reasonable guide.

firesidechat Fri 27-Sep-13 15:56:08

I would probably do 4 across rather than 3, but you probably don't want to hear that. smile

SoupDragon Fri 27-Sep-13 16:00:44

I think you'd need a very wide border at 3 squares across.

SoupDragon Fri 27-Sep-13 16:01:54

I think 3 would be fine as the squares would end up on top of the bed and the border hanging down the sides.

alemci Fri 27-Sep-13 21:30:14

no that's fine, I will do 4 across and have narrower border I think. haven't sewn anything together yet.

using rico dk cotton

it is more tricky when bed is against wall as you lose design

SoupDragon Sat 28-Sep-13 07:26:27

Do you envisage the blanket always being on the bed though? Judging by the throws and blankets in this house it will get dragged about and used all over smile

alemci Sat 28-Sep-13 09:57:17

im hoping it will look nice on the bed. when one of the dd comes home i will probably take it off as they will dump stuff all over it etc. maybe i will attempt at some point to photograph it so far and see what you all think.

i think if it is 3 squares it will look narrow and thin somehow even with the deep border whereas the 4 squares will look more even somehow. you don't always think of these things.

glad im not doing a double.

SoupDragon Sat 28-Sep-13 12:38:00

I've seen pictures of King sized blankets people have made. I have no idea how they did it!

Mhw02 Sat 28-Sep-13 19:32:52

I have just finished a Stylecraft Special DK granny stripe blanket which was about 6 x 4 1/2 feet. One ball of Stylecraft did me 10 rows of trebles with a little left over (a row being along the 6 feet length). All in all I used 14 full balls and 6 part balls. If that helps?

I think 4 squares across will work better than 3. Three will just about cover the bed, but if someone is actually going to use it for sleeping under, unless they're very tiny, sleep ramrod straight, flat on their back and don't move all night you need to take their size into account too, 4 will cover the person and the bed much more comfortably!

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