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Crocheted Blankets for Seniors

I have crocheted several blankets this year and given them to the seniors at my mom's care center.

I love watching the reaction I get from them when I make them one out of their favorite colors. It takes me about 10 days to complete a blanket 42x60. My favorite pattern is the diagonal shell. I use 3 colors. I make sure that the first color is their favorite color. I make 8 rows with that color and then I make one row of another solid color, then I make 4 rows of a variegated color that has the other two colors in it, then I make another color with the second solid one and then I start over. I also like the crazy shell stitch, made with variegated yarn.

I have made 18 blankets this year. I am now making my 13-year-old granddaughter one for her 14th birthday! She has liked all the blankets I have made and said she would like one too. Hers is lavender and pink with lavender and blue variegated color.

I don't have pictures of any of my blankets I have made (I guess I should take some!) But I just love making them and giving them away.

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