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« on: January 08, 2014 08:42:17 PM »

When a friend of mine was offering up loads of camouflage yarn that she had in her stash for over 8 years for free, I jumped on that. My husband is a hunter and loves camouflage, and I have been promising him a decent sized blanket for years. He is holding up the blanket in the first picture, and he is 5 foot 11 so I think the blanket is an easy 6 feet tall. It was a project of love that I worked on since the summer whenever I had crochet time and he was not around, it was a Christmas surprise, and Id say he was pretty happy!
I have a hard time picking up the detail with the variegated yarn, but Red Heart in the pattern link uses a solid color and you can see the detail better on theirs. This was a super easy pattern that was easy to watch TV and listen to books on tape or talk with friends while you make it.

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The yarn was all Red Heart Super Saver, and after I finished making the blanket I ended up rubbing conditioner into the whole thing and running it through the washer a few times (without soap) to get it nice and soft and cuddly.
I used this pattern:
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/cabled-shell-throw
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014 07:52:27 AM »

I like the pattern the variegated yarn created!
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014 10:32:41 AM »

That's a huge blanket! The camouflage effect is great.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014 04:22:08 PM »

I like the pattern the variegated yarn created!
Thanks! You can definitely see all the cables in person, but the color doesn't show the pattern so well in a photo. The yarn did create a fun pattern though!
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014 04:23:16 PM »

That's a huge blanket! The camouflage effect is great.
I made him a fleece blanket of his favorite team some years back, but it wasn't big enough to cover him if he was sitting down on the chair! I've been promising him a new big blanket for years now, lol!
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014 07:49:58 PM »

I like the camo effect.  And thanks for tip on making RH soft&cuddly. Grin
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