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The Cheer Me Up Blanket

As crocheters, we all love looking at colorful yarn and creating with it. It gives us a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. Color Psychology: Does It Effect How You Feel. I can honestly say that colors do effect how I feel.  I love looking at different colors and putting together beautiful palettes, but sometimes certain color combinations can evoke different feelings for me, such as this Cheer Me Up blanket!
When I seen an inspirational blanket online, I had to make one of my own! I omitted one color they had and used something else. It was mostly single skeins I had that weren't set together for a specific pattern.
Does this blanket make you cheery too? :)





The solid granny square is super easy. Just ch 4 and then join the loop with a slip stitch in the first ch. Ch 3, and put 2 dc in the ring. Ch 2, then do 3 more dc. Repeat two more times for the center cross.
Next, for the repeating rounds, slip stitch to the corner, ch 3, then dc, ch 2 and 2 more dc in the ch 2 space- corner made…

Fall Fantasy Crochet Throw Pattern

Let's get ready for Autumn with this super easy crochet throw! I grow tired of the really hot weather we've been having this Summer so I've decided that I'm going to tell Mother Nature that I'm ready for Fall!


I used a 5mm crochet hook for this project with the following shades of Red Heart Yarns: Burgundy, Guava, Carrot, Lemon, and Buff. About 400 yards of each should be enough to yield a basic throw.

Easy double crochet stitches and arches in simple rows of beautiful Autumn colors make this blanket very ready for Fall!!





DETAILS:
Size- 36 1/2" x 46 1/2"
Level- Beginner/Intermediate
Gauge- 1"
Multiple: 6 + 5

PATTERN:
ch 113

1) dc in 4th ch from hook and across

2) ch 3, turn, 3 dc-cluster in next dc, *ch 3, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, 3dc cluster in next dc, repeat to end; dc in tch

3) ch 1, sc in 1st dc and next 3dc-cluster, *sc in next ch3-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch3-sp and in next 3dc-cluster, repeat to last 3dc-cluster; sc in…