5 1/2 Hour Throw

If you follow me on Pinterest, you know that I love to pin crochet ideas.  The problem with all of the lovely crochet inspiration I pin  is that often each afghan you're looking at takes like 8 months of stolen moments, and though I'd love to make it happen, I tend to gravitate toward projects that are achievable in a weekend or two at most.  There's just something about having kids and their need to eat and have attention and such...

Enter the 5 1/2 hour throw from Lion Brand.  Yeah, it takes a lot of yarn.  A lot of expensive (yet super-awesome chunky-textured) yarn...but it's totally doable in a weekend.  Have you worked with Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn yet?  I'm telling you, it's so satisfying and smooth and buttery... Luxurious might be a good word.  And they don't even pay me to say that!

This 5 1/2  hour throw took me like 4 months to make.  Funny right?  Granted, I started it right after I had Bennett--so--you know, the whole newborn thing can be a real crochet-killer (and sleep-killer--but pretty awesome in every other aspect, right?).  I made it as a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law last Christmas (and I'm just now getting around to sharing it with you) and I'll be honest, I'd love to make one for myself one day--so yeah, it's awesome. 

If you're looking for some doable DIYs for Christmas gifting, this may be a fun one to try!  Maybe I'll make another this year!

Oh, and in the time it took me to make this throw and post it... my kiddos  Elliott is in preschool now and Bennett (who we pretty much only call Benji) is walking around like a pro.

Doesn't time just fly?


  1. the '4 month throw' isn't quite as catchy!

    i have yet to finish a full sized afghan. so boring!

    love yours!

  2. I want to try this one! I have also started other blankets and don't finish. I usually miscount and wind up with wavy sides. But I'm determined. ;) I made a couple over-sized scarves in a v-stitch with the same yarn. They're so cozy. I'm inspired to do the blanket now! Thank you.

  3. So pretty! You're making me want to learn to crochet... :-) Here's hoping that preschool is going great!

  4. Oooh, that yarn looks scrumptious! I love how thick it looks--so much great, cozy texture going on. You did an awesome job, and TOTALLY need to make one for yourself to keep!

  5. ha ha! I do just the same thing, I pin hundreds of afghan patterns but have no time to make even 1!


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