Green Blankie and Peach Potholder

The evening before I left for the Ohio Valley, I went through my hobby closet to find something to take with me to crochet while I was visiting with the relatives.
I had no plans to do much partying, the last couple weeks of my job at the school had been very energy draining, plus there was the long drive through bean fields of 3 states.

I found a few balls of size 10 crochet cotton, purchased long ago from a Clearance bin, waiting for this occasion.

Into my carry-all bag went four new balls of shaded greens, one myrtle green, and one partial hunter green.  I had recently purchased a forest green to make a bookmark, so I tossed it in just for variety.  After I got started, I decided a few stripes of white would brighten it up, so I bought a ball at the Wally World in St. C.

Aunt Lydia’s size 10 bedspread cotton using a size 0 hook

crocheted using a double crochet stitch, grabbing only the front loop of the stitch below
I didn’t count, I just kept working the foundation chain until it looked long enough

the finished measurements are 36” x 34”

this makes a nice lightweight blankie for summertime
I have done several using this method, and parents approve

Over the weekend, I decided to figure a new (to me) crochet pattern
being left-handed and trying to make a circle following directions about rounding and turns is quite challenging

Can you tell it is supposed to be a pig?

~~love and Huggs, Diane



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