citrus stripe blanket: begin!

Sometimes it’s hard to stick with just a couple of projects.  The Citrus Stripe Blanket by Susan Carlson was impossible to resist!

citrus stripe blanket

Photo used with the permisssion of Susan Carlson

I’m using leftover yarn from the clamshell baby blanket (KnitPicks Brava Sport) and have already completed a few stripes:

citrus stripe blanket

It’s a great free pattern that’s not too hard, works up quickly, and doesn’t require a ton of yarn.  I’m loving it!

citrus stripe blanket

It’s hard to get the colors just right in a photo…

Also, our ceiling and roof are almost completely repaired!  It seems there’s just a bit of cleanup left to do and we’ll have our back room back, thank goodness!

Well, that’s all for today, thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love the stripy blanket! I wonder if that is a stitch that I can do. It looks like a great carry along, or go to quick project. I think I will check it out.


    • You should definitely! It’s a foundation row of single crochet and the rest is a combo of chains and double crochet stitches, so nothing too ridiculous!


      • I am in the process of purchasing some of the brava sport yarns for the Citrus stripe blanket. They are out of white until July, so I may have to wait and place my order then. I am looking forward to starting it, but every time I go for a yarn, I hit a roadblock. Went in search this morning for the Baby Bee yarns. Did find a skein of yellow at a store garage sale. But from what I can tell on-line, it’s not the best yarn and not even sure it is being made anymore. Hobby Lobby on-line only has a couple of colors. I did purchase the Bernat Baby Sport in the Taupe. So I went to your blog to see what yarns you used…so I am on the Knit Picks site now 🙂 I guess I could purchase a skein of Lion Brand baby in white so I can order the rest. Hopefully what little I did know about crochet will come back to me. If not, I know who to contact if I have a question 😉


        • Ugh, I’m sorry the yarn purchasing is so complicated! Sounds aggravating. But definitely asks questions if you have any! I can’t wait to see!


          • I have the Taupe, and the yellow. Ordered 3 other colors and I will pick up the white at Joannes or Michaels this week. Can’t wait to start it and see if I can still crochet or not. I will post on my blog when I get started 🙂 Thanks!

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  2. The stitches look like an interesting combo. It’s pretty.



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