With A Little Help From My Friends


The Name

With A Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles

Obviously Kathy could not complete the afghan without “a little help from her friend.”

Hooker Notes

Pattern: Single Crochet Cluster Stitch

Crochet Hook Size: US O – EUR 10.0 mm

On The Hook: March 16-June 14, 2013

Made For: Kathy B

The Afghan

Dimensions: 60 x 84 inches

I was asked by Kathy B – from the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers Guild – if I could figure out the stitch pattern and finish the unfinished blanket she had acquired. The stitch was too simple to figure out at the beginning, which obviously meant that I had it wrong. As it turned out I was missing a chain one after the cluster.

Once I figured out the stitch I had to figure out the hook size. I own an M and a giant hook that I don’t even know the size; neither worked. I finally borrowed an O hook – which is not listed on the Ravelry drop down list – and I was on my way.

I should have counted the beginning number of stitches because when I finished the first time and laid out the blanket, it was narrower at the end than the beginning. Once I had the right number of stitches down, I frogged the project back to a matching row stitch count and finished it again.

The Yarns

Red Heart Super Saver
Colors: Coffee, Buff & Painted Desert; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: Aran Weight

The yarn amounts are unknown as I was given the blanket to finish, but if I had to guess, I would estimate 2 skeins of Coffee, 4 skeins Buff and 4 of Painted Desert. The only yarn label I still had at the time I posted this project was Painted Desert. Matching the solids to the Red Heart web page, I guessed at Coffee and Buff.

With A Little Help From My Friends

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