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Bev's Old Rainbow Blanket
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Now there is a story behind this one!

When I was in college, a girl in our dorm taught some of us to make granny squares. I knew none of the names of the stitches or anything. Just how to make granny squares!  Hey!  It's a start.  I decided one day that I was bored making grannies so took that one stitch that was big (found out later it was a double crochet) and make rows of them in many colors to use up my yarn stash!

This blanket is the result.  It is not in brand new shape now, but it is warm and cosy and is on the back of my rocking chair after 40 years!  Best of all--it is incredibly easy to make in any size you want. To make your starting ball of yarn, just grab all the scraps you want to use up, mine are currently anywhere from 1 yard to several yards, tie them together, and start winding.  As I am crocheting along, and have more leftovers from other projects, I cut the working yarn, tie the new yarn on to the end attached to the ball, winding that onto the ball, and then tie it to the project yarn. 

Crochet hook Size H (5 mm)
Yarn-- about 2,500 yards (2,800 metres) -- lots of scraps. I used black every 4th row too--for contrast in the college blanket. 

Chain 255  (this will create the height... makes it about 6' tall, so if you want it for a baby chain about 130)
Row 1: DC in the 3rd chain from hook, and in each ch across, ch 3 then turn.
Row 2: DC in each dc across, ch 3, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until the blanket is wide enough.
Change colors whenever you want, even mid row--it will be lovely no matter what!

    This blanket is perfect for using up odds and ends of worsted weight yarn, but if you do need yarn or want it in certain colors, the amazon ads I have here feature some sweet yarns you could use!

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