Hagrid’s Home Blanket

It is finally done!

In January I cast on what I was calling my Hagrid’s Home Blanket.

Called that due to the colors.

I found Caron Sprinkle Cakes (color Pecan Fudge) at Michaels on sale for $3.00/skein so I purchased 5 skeins to make a nice weight afghan.

This has been my “while I watch tv” project.

A simple garter stitch blanket, it was a nice mindless project.


To make a nice braided edge look, I purled the last stitch and slipped the first stitch knit wise.


Unfortunately, when I went to start the 5th and final skein, I realized I had picked up the wrong color.

Looking online, you can only order them from Michaels in packs of 3 and the store no longer stocked them.

So, stash diving I went.

I made a border on each end using Lion Brand Wool Spun in Honey and Lion Brand Jiffy in Silver Heather and I think they blend in nicely.

I was not totally successful in picking up stitches on the cast on edge…looks slightly wonky but seriously, who cares!

I have woven all the ends in, but have left some tails because I plan on using a little liquid stitch or Fray Check so the ends don’t “unweave” when I wash it (sacrilege I know, but I live with little kids so this is going to be washed quite a bit).

This is a nice weight blanket and I really like the earthy colors.




Happy to have finished this before this years Year of Projects ends!

Next WIP to complete, my sock toes 😉

Have a great week!

Yarn: Caron Sprinkle Cakes, Lion Brand Jiffy and Lion Brand Wool Spun

Neeldles: 8mm circular



Linked to:

Creative Jewish Mom

Oui Crochet


7 thoughts on “Hagrid’s Home Blanket

  1. MrsMcD918 says:

    Thanks! No, the Caron Cake does the color changes. They all start with a different color, so I tried to use them in an order that kept the colors/stripes uniform.


  2. Becki says:

    It’s beautiful, Ali. The Honey and Silver Heather colored yarns look great on the ends! And I love the garter stitch in this. What a luscious, cozy blanket. 🙂


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