I have joined a new organization!
Project Linus is an organization that “Provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.””
And here is the first afghan I have made to donate! This baby afghan is a fairly simple pattern. The pattern stitch is made by alternating a wrong side row of double crochet + slip stitch, with a right side row of straight double crochets. The combination of the double crochet followed by a slip stitch creates an interesting textured bobble type stitch.
This stitch gives the simple 12-row repeat before changing colors some pleasant detail without complicating the design.
I continued the simplicity to the edging where I completed one round of single crochets in white, followed by one round of the pattern stitch.
I have added the websites for both the National and Kansas City chapters of Project Linus to the Links menu if you are interested in more information!