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Crochet Lap Blanket for Nursing Homes
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Oct 8, 2011 07:42:57   #
Gretchen's Mom
 
Hi
I'm fairly new to this Forum and I love everything I've read and seen here.
I am looking for some simple crochet blanket patterns I can make as donations to local nursing homes for the holidays. I think they are called lap blankets.
Thanks 8-)
 
Oct 8, 2011 19:20:38   #
sweetsue
 
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#craft=crochet&query=afghan&page=1&sort=best&view=captioned_thumbs

I used to just make mine without a pattern. Very easy to do
Oct 8, 2011 20:33:08   #
Aggie May
 
Would you like my Simple Round Ripple Pattern?
Round is good because you can stop when you think it is big enough and you do not need to work a border if you do not want to.
I have made them small and large.
Just ask and I will PM the pattern to you.
Have fun.
Colleen
Hope this works. Picture of one of my larger RRs. it has a border but you do not need to do this.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49455556@N05/4819883725/in/photostream
Oct 9, 2011 07:51:52   #
Gretchen's Mom
 
Thank you all very much for the links. I've found many useful ideas. The size seems to be about the same as a babies blanket so i guess any of those will work too. :thumbup:
Oct 9, 2011 08:00:10   #
Gretchen's Mom
 
Aggie May wrote:
Would you like my Simple Round Ripple Pattern?
Round is good because you can stop when you think it is big enough and you do not need to work a border if you do not want to.
I have made them small and large.
Just ask and I will PM the pattern to you.
Have fun.
Colleen
Hope this works. Picture of one of my larger RRs. it has a border but you do not need to do this.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49455556@N05/4819883725/in/photostream


Wow that is just beautiful! I wish I was that creative. It looks a bit complicated and I'm not that great a crocheter but I would love to give it a try. Could you tell me how much yarn an average one takes?
Thanks ever so much
KE
Oct 9, 2011 15:14:43   #
cathie white
 
A large "granny" square would work, too, and would help to use small or oddballs of yarn, from your stash. Remember not to make these lap rugs too big, if the recipients may be wheelchair users---you don't want anything that would drag on the floor, or get caught in the wheels.
 
Oct 9, 2011 15:32:51   #
Aggie May
 
I have sent my Simple Round Ripple pattern to you and also to a couple of other people.
Hope you enjoy it.
Remember, I am only a click away if you need help.
Have fun.
Colleen
PS, Forgot to answer your question about quantity.
I usually allow 100gs of each colour if I am working with 3 colours and less if working with more.
You can weigh your favourite afghan for the finished weight and get an approximate amount from that, then you just need to divide the amount by the colours.
Remember though, the colours on the outside will take more than the colours in the middle.
You can get a bit creative on the last few rows and work a row of each colour, if you think you are oing to run out of 1.
Oct 9, 2011 21:12:15   #
Zybs
 
Aggie May, I would like that pattern! It is lovely! You said it is fairly easy...
Oct 9, 2011 21:22:40   #
jacki.reynolds3
 
Our church goup does the same thing. I found a good site; allfreecrochetafghanpatterns.com. They have all skill levels and sizes. I found a simple ripple pattern that I am doing now. I've never done one before and finding it easy. It only has two rows of instructions. You just repeat row 2 til desired length. Let me know if you'd like it and I can PM it to you. jacki.r3
Jan 28, 2012 17:10:00   #
silentknight
 
Hi, I am new to this forum, and saw your lap robe, Aggie May. Love it. PM sent.

Charlie
Jan 28, 2012 18:16:18   #
Aggie May
 
Zybs wrote:
Aggie May, I would like that pattern! It is lovely! You said it is fairly easy...


I think I missed your request for my Round Ripple pattern.
Can you let me know if you still want it.
Have fun.
Colleen
 
Jan 28, 2012 18:16:47   #
Aggie May
 
silentknight wrote:
Hi, I am new to this forum, and saw your lap robe, Aggie May. Love it. PM sent.

Charlie


Pattern sent to you this morning.
Hope you enjoy.
Have fun.
Colleen
Jan 28, 2012 20:34:19   #
silentknight
 
Wow! That as fast. Within minutes. Thanks a lot, I will enjoy making this.

Charlie
Jan 30, 2012 07:16:44   #
Zybs
 
Yes, I would still love to have this pattern.
Thank you so much!
Jan 30, 2012 16:13:26   #
Aggie May
 
Zybs wrote:
Yes, I would still love to have this pattern.
Thank you so much!


Just sent you the pattern.
Sorry I missed you the first time but better late than never.
Have fun.
Colleen
 
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