Jarett asked for another blanket. My first reaction was no, I've made him a couple already, he has my grandmother's and we bought him a fleece blanket in December. I was watching Knit and Crochet Now (formerly Knit and Crochet Today) when he saw this blanket. He reasoned that I've knit him blankets but never crocheted him a blanket. Of course, he wanted it to be three solid blues - light, medium and dark. They don't make the yarn called for in the pattern in the "right" colors so I decided to be creative and make it using Caron Simply Soft and doubling the yarn to get the heavier weight needed for the blanket. I think it's still going to be a couple inches narrower than the pattern, but worst case senario, I'll crochet down the sides. Here is the yarn I'm using:
I saved the project for Tuesday so I could start it during Knit Night when there would be people there who were more familiar with crochet in case I got stuck. Here is the blanket so far - I only did a couple of rows, but so far so good!
I'll post more as I go along. I'm having fun with this though - I'm glad he talked me into it!