Beautiful Fall colors and a beautiful story to go along with this blanket. About a year and a half ago I made a customized C2C blanket for my sons wonderful teacher and her husband. Her name is Valerie (Val) and his name is Edward (Ed) and when you put the letter “u” in the middle, it spells “VALuED” !! Isn’t that the most adorable thing you’ve ever heard?!
Unfortunately a few months after I made the custom C2C blanket, Ed was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and he fought so incredibly hard. Ed passed away about a month ago and our school community is just devastated. Special teachers and souls come into your life and Mrs Meyers and her husband are truly special, caring, and all around good people. She helped my middle son when he was struggling in school and we are very grateful.
I wanted to do something for her but wasn’t sure what…
Then she posted on social media that many of her friends and family members had been visited by dragonflies shortly after Ed’s passing. She even said that there was a cluster of drangonflies in her yard. They were “dragonflyED!” I knew at that moment what I wanted to do. Make her a dragonfly crochet blanket! I used a soothing Fall color palette to bring her warmth and comfort.
I used this pixel graph to first create the dragonfly square in the middle. I crochet rows of single crochet stitches (one single crochet = one square in the pixel graph) and carried the purple yarn when I got to the dragonfly image.
Bernat Super Value – Mulberry (3 skeins)
Bernat Super Value – Steel Blue Heather (2 skiens)
Red Heart Super Saver – Country Blue (one skein)
Read Heart Super Saver – Gold (one skein)
Read Heart Super Saver – Cornmeal (one skein)
Bernat Super Value – Natural (one skein)
Size H Crochet Hook
Dragonfly Pixel Graph
Finished Size = approximately 55 x 55 inches
The pattern is simple.
Once you crochet your single crochet square (it doesn’t have to be a perfect square) from your pixel graph, you will now work in rounds.
DC in each stitch around make 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in each the corners, join, chain 2
Continue this pattern of making double crochet stitches in each stitch around and a 2 DC + chain 2 + 2 DC in each of the corners. Feel free to change colors like I did:
1 round of Neutral
3 rounds of Cornmeal
5 rounds of Gold
7 rounds of Country Blue
9 rounds of Steal Blue Heather
11 rounds of Mulberry
So simple! And you could even make this blanket with any sort of design in the center.
Happy Fall! Sending warmth and comfort to all of you. Hug your loved ones tight and I’m sending lots of love and prayers to the Meyers family.