Ravelry Casablanca Afghan pattern by Tinna how to get rid of red ants in the house Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir

I like to mix scraps with one solid color and how to get rid of red ants in the house that’s what I did in both versions here. This way you get the best of both, the consistency of a one yarn project and also all how to get rid of red ants in the house the colors and joy of a scrap project! For the big casablanca I used scraps for color A how to get rid of red ants in the house and a solid black for color B. For the baby casablanca I did the opposite, used a solid white for color A and then scraps how to get rid of red ants in the house for color B.

For the size given here for the full sized blanket how to get rid of red ants in the house you will need 9 skeins of color A and 7 how to get rid of red ants in the house skeins of color B for the body of the blanket. If you add a border I estimate you will need how to get rid of red ants in the house approximately 4-5 skeins for that. I’m sorry I don’t have the exact amount, since I did the twisted fringe for mine.

For the baby blanket you will need 5 skeins for how to get rid of red ants in the house color A and 3 skeins for color B, for the body of the blanket. The border takes just over one skein, so you’ll need two skeins for that. But if you are using a color you already used how to get rid of red ants in the house in the blanket, you could make do with one extra skein for the how to get rid of red ants in the house border and a bit of left overs.

The blanket is worked in the mosaic crochet technique and how to get rid of red ants in the house therefor all worked from the front side, from right to left (unless you are left handed, then it’s done left to right), so at the end of each round you break off how to get rid of red ants in the house the yarn. Therefore, there are lots of ends, but no worries they will be hidden in the double how to get rid of red ants in the house border of the afghan, so you don´t have to weave them all in! The blanket is striped the whole way through, and each round is worked with only one color at how to get rid of red ants in the house a time.

First of all, there is always the option to just make a fringe how to get rid of red ants in the house with them, then I especially recommend using the twisted fringe method, that gives a great finishing look. If you choose to make a fringe, then decide how long you want it to be and how to get rid of red ants in the house always leave a tail at the beginning and the end how to get rid of red ants in the house of each row according to this. I recommend leaving approximately 10-15 cm (4-6”) tails for fringe.

I designed my blanket with a border and to get how to get rid of red ants in the house rid of all the ends I made the border double, that way all the ends get sandwiched inside the border. If working the double border, it’s enough to leave a tail of 5 cm (2”) at the beginning and end of each row. For my casablanca’s I opted for a simple one color double border how to get rid of red ants in the house and then adding the tassels to each corner to give how to get rid of red ants in the house it a bit of aladdin’s magic carpet feel to it! The double border is all worked with DC’s, so although it’s double it works up quite quickly.

I like to mix scraps with one solid color and how to get rid of red ants in the house that’s what I did in both cases here. This way you get the best of both, the consistency of a one yarn project and also all how to get rid of red ants in the house the colors and joy of a scrap project! For the big casablanca I used scraps for color A how to get rid of red ants in the house and a solid black for color B. For the baby casablanca I did the opposite, used a solid white for color A and then scraps how to get rid of red ants in the house for color B.

If using scraps for color A you can go with how to get rid of red ants in the house stripes of different colors like I do here, just take care that there is a good contrast between how to get rid of red ants in the house all the colors A you are using and the color how to get rid of red ants in the house you chose for your pattern color. Also, I think it’s important to always complete a the whole row of how to get rid of red ants in the house the main color with the same color, that is to not change colors mid row. It’s busy enough as is!

When using the scraps for color B I think it’s quite alright to change colors mid row, since the color fading will disguise it. Just take care to change colors somewhere that you will how to get rid of red ants in the house be covering up with DC’s in the main color in the next row, that way it’s barely noticeable.

I used the tequila sunrise colorway for both my casablanca how to get rid of red ants in the house afghans, that is basically just all the pink, red, orange and yellow yarn I had in my stash! And to ground it a bit I added some earthy how to get rid of red ants in the house colored browns, neutral and greys to it, to give it more depth.

For color B in the baby version I could then how to get rid of red ants in the house just use the tequila sunrise colored scraps I had left how to get rid of red ants in the house over from my full-sized casablanca. So the left overs that I didn’t have enough of for one whole row in the how to get rid of red ants in the house big blanket, I could use for several rows as pattern color in how to get rid of red ants in the house the baby one. Oh the joy!

Now, if you’re not into scraps, you could of course work your blankets with only 2 how to get rid of red ants in the house colors, one solid color for A and another solid color for how to get rid of red ants in the house B. Working color A with a slow changing ombre color gradient how to get rid of red ants in the house and color B with a solid to contrast, or vise verse, would give a lovely look! As well as doing both A and B with an how to get rid of red ants in the house ombre color gradient cakes for example.

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