Last week I gave my review on the Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn. This week, I’m going to be reviewing a pattern that I made using this yarn. Because of the amount of yardage this yarn came in, I knew I wanted to make a baby blanket with it, specifically the Lion Brand Coverlet Blanket Pattern. One of the ladies in my crochet group was working on this blanket pattern, and I fell in love with the pattern.
The Lion Brand Coverlet Blanket Pattern is a free pattern, which you can find on their website. The pattern called for a different type of yarn than what I was using, but to me it didn’t matter as I was just practicing. This pattern uses front post double crochet and shell stitches to complete this blanket. I always enjoy a nice shell pattern, so I knew I had to give this a try.
The first thing I noticed with this pattern was that the starting chain wasn’t correct. It says to chain 111, but no matter how many times I worked the first row, I always had extra chains. I even counted and went super slow to make sure I didn’t mess up. Instead, I ended up making a chain of 109 stitches instead and it worked much better.
I used one giant skein of Lion Brand Pound of Love in the color Creamsicle and a size I-9 Clover Amour crochet hook. The finished blanket size ended up being 27×36. Remember, I modified this blanket using only one skein of this yarn. The actual finished blanket size is 34×40. This was a fun pattern to work with and I would recommend it to others. However, I wish I would have used a bigger hook when making this blanket as it would have more drape to it. Personally for me, I didn’t enjoy working with this yarn as much as I thought I would as I found it to be too fuzzy and a little scratchy at times. After putting this blanket in the washing machine, it did come out a little softer, but it still had a lot of fuzziness to it. However, I plan on making this Coverlet Blanket Pattern again in the future, but use a different yarn instead.
I hope you enjoyed this quick review of the Lion Brand Coverlet Blanket Pattern using Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn. Have you made this pattern before? Did you like it? Leave me a comment below and let me know. I’d love to hear from you!
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