So anyways yesterday after school my daughter makes this announcement and then says she wants to give her teacher something special to say goodbye. 2 days notice!!!! Ack!!!!
Luckily I have recently come to grips with my yarn addiction and in an effort to reclaim my closets i have started to do some serious stash-busting. (hey 8 large rubbermaid totes and 3 garbage bags of yarn take up ALOT of space you know). So I have a couple of afghans on the go. Just finnished one of them tonight with time to spare. (ha!) Its a good size for a couch throw, as my daughter says, its a good cuddle blanket for her teacher to share with her husband. I hope she likes it.
The pattern is one that I just ended up liking after about half a dozen false starts. The finished size ended up being approx. 4 ft x 5 ft and I used 2 - 400gram balls of Stylecraft Aran Knitting yarn (80% Acrylic 20% Wool) I bought the wool probably about 15 years ago or so (I told you my yarn stash was bad...)
Chain length desired
Row 1 - DC in each chain stitch
Row 2 -chain 4, skip 1st st then TRC through both loops (whole row is done through both loops) in next 2 sts, * skip one st, TRC in next 2 sts, TRC into skipped st. * ( * forms cluster) Continue clusters along row until last 4 sts. Skip one stitch, TRC last 3 sts. Turn
Row 3 & 4 -DC straight across crocheting into front loops only.
Repeat rows 2-4 until desired length is achieved ending with Row 3.