Free Pattern Friday: Hibernation Blanket My Way

The Hibernation Blanket by Bernat is the one I chose to make for Doug, Emmy’s brother who is on the Autism Spectrum. I have made some changes to it colorwise, but that’s about it. It didn’t come out the size it was supposed to still, but it’s close. Joe helped with choosing the colors while Emmy okayed the size. It’s not quite done, but I wanted to show you what it looks like today. I should have it done tomorrow when Emmy comes to visit.

Mimi is on the blanket in the picture. I couldn’t stop her. Every time I got out the blanket to work on it, she was on it or wanting to get on it. The blanket is very soft so I don’t blame her.

The angle for this is not quite right, but it’s the best I could do. I have a queen sized bed, and it’s about a foot short of covering the entire length of the bed. Once the top portion(on the left side of the picture) is done, it will cover the bed from side to side.

The blanket is made from Bernat Blanket Yarn in White and Cream as well as Bernat Blanket Twists in Ink Well and Dove. The yarn is all Super Bulky (6) though the Twists doesn’t have as much loft to it as the regular yarn does. I’m using a “N” – 10.00MM aluminum hook from Boye.

I’ve found I don’t care to work on it for very long because the size of the hook ends up making my hands and wrists ache after a while. The yarn isn’t heavy, but it does need a bit of handling to make the stitches. I won’t be making another for a while, but I may do one later this year.

My next project involves Rings of Change by Frank O’Randle. The full pattern is a paid pattern, but he did make a smaller one free. It’s called Mini Rings of Change and is the center portion of the overall pattern – about 42 rounds. The main pattern is around 111 rounds. Both can be found on Ravelry.

I am going to be doing the full pattern, but I won’t be using yarn. I have a great deal of crochet thread I want to use so I’m going to do a multi-colored “scrap style” piece that I plan to use as a tablecloth once it’s done. If it turns out not to be long enough even after 111 rows, I’ll add on to it somehow. It should be interesting to see how it turns out.

Let me know what you think of Doug’s blanket. I know it’s not quite done, but I’d still like feedback. 🙂 If you’re crocheting or knitting, I’d love to know what you have on your hook or have finished!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!

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