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Courthouse Steps Blanket - Red, White, Blue

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(Yarn swatch images from Lion Brand website - these are the actual yarn colors.)

Size: 46 inches x 70 inches
Colors: Covered Bridge (red), Deco (creamy white), and Montana Sky (blue) (Lion Brand Homespun)
Pattern: Courthouse Steps
Book: Patchwork Patterns - Leaflet 3294 - Designs by Judy Sajewski - Copyright 2002 - Leisure Arts
Hook: J
Date: December 2004

Before the Winter Break, I offered to make Corinne (a woman at the college where I work) a blanket if she bought the yarn. So...here it is!

I started the first square for this afghan on December 24 and finished the blanket on December 30! I think each square took about 2 hours to make. (I'm a crocheting machine when I don't have to go to work, but about 8 hours each day???)

Because Homespun yarn requires a larger crochet hook (J instead of G), I modified the pattern for each square by making one less section of white and red "steps".

Originally, the blanket was going to have 12 squares (3 x 4) but it would have been too small, so I made 8 more squares (4 x 5). Then, since there was still a lot of yarn left, I made another 4 squares for a total of 24 (4 x 6).

The blanket is soft, warm, cuddly, and H-E-A-V-Y. It'll definitely keep Corinne warm in her recliner!

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

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Married to Bill. Son Greg and daughter-in-law Lauren live in Oregon. Stepson Billy, daughter-in-law Rowena, and grandson Branden are in Maui, Hawaii. Stepson Bryan and daughter-in-law Britt live in the Bay Area.

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