Last spring I donated two of my blankets to a nearby church’s silent auction, part of their annual fundraiser for a Haitian Ministry.
This year I’m offering them four:
#1 – Cool Jewels, which I finished last July, is one of my most favorite blankets. You can read all about my adventures while making this blanket by clicking on ‘Other Blankets’ in the Categories list over on the sidebar. Most of the posts that will come up (remember, they’re shown in reverse order) are about Cool Jewels.
I absolutely love it’s luminescence, which is best seen when it lays flat.
#2 – I crocheted the Checkered Rainbow Blanket a few years B.B. (before blog). It’s the usual size, about 35″ x 54″, good for a crib, a child’s carry-along blanket, or to use as a throw.
#3 – I also crocheted a fraternal twin from slightly different colors. It’s a little shorter.
What a fun baby shower gift they would be for someone expecting twins!
I found the simple pattern, “Cheerful Checks” by Nancy Fuller, in a little 5 x 8 Leisure Arts booklet, #75028, “Scrap Wraps”.
Pssst… a little secret… That link goes to Amazon where you can Look Inside! the booklet and see photos of all five crocheted blankets, plus you’ll find the complete patterns for both “Granny’s Favorite”, which is on the booklet’s front cover, and “Graceful Appeal”, seen on page four… shhhh.
Maybe it’s time for me to revisit this pattern. It would be a great way to use some of that mound of ecru yarn I was given in December.
Pick #4 is the freshly finished Christmas in Grannies:
I know at least one other person is giving them a crocheted blanket, so they may not want all four I’m offering. After all, five is alot of blankets for a small church auction and there’s no point in flooding the market. That would only lower the price they’d get for each one. I can easily put the extras back in my blanket stash.
Oh, I’m also giving them the cotton market bags I crocheted last year, the Crocheted Stash Basket and the Seaside Tote. You can follow this link to a list of four free bag patterns, including the ones for these two designs.