In other news this is my first crocheted blanket ever. Yay me, lol.
The yarn I used was (8) 6 oz./170g skeins of super bulky Red Heart Grande in dk thyme and approx. 5 oz. of Caron One Pound in lace.
Hook used was N/9.00mm.
Part One: the 45" by 52" piece in green
Work the pattern found at this link- v/shell stitch afghan
Repeat rows until piece measures 45". Finish off.
Part Two: the border in cream
Continue working with the N/9.00mm hook.
R1: Slip stitch to corner of blanket. Working down the side of the blanket (end of the rows), chain 3 for beginning dc, work 2 dc in end of each stitch. Chain 2 at corner and working down beginning chain row of blanket, dc 1 in each single stitch place and dc 2 in each chain space. Here is a picture to help explain what I mean.
R2: Chain 3, dc in each dc, working (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each corner. Slip stitch to beginning ch 3.
R3: Beginning with a skip stitch, 1 sc, work a pattern of skip one stitch, 1 sc, skip one, 5 dc in next stitch around, making sure to work a 5 dc in ch 1 corners from previous row. You may have to adjust the skip stitch and 1 sc close to the corners to make the corners work out properly. Slip stitch to join scallop row and finish off.
Here is a nice shot with a photo-bombing dog.