Lemon Meringue Lapghan

The Lemon Meringue Lapghan is a small throw blanket that is perfect for just covering the lap. It is crocheted in bright, cheerful yellows and white. The three-dimensional crocodile stitch creates peaks and valleys that resemble the meringue on a pie. This lapghan is surprisingly warm, despite the size of the holes in the blanket, because of the three-dimensional depth that helps the blanket hold warmth next to you while it is on your lap.

This blanket has a pleasant, light weight, and is perfect for car rides, visits to the movie theater, or any situation in which you have to sit in an environment that is cooler than you prefer. Lapghans are small and easily portable, and this one would even fit, folded up, in a large handbag or beach bag.

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Caron Summer Mist Afghan


The Caron Summer Mist pattern is for a throw blanket, but this has been adapted to fit a queen size bed. It is intentionally shorter from top to bottom than it is from side to side, so that the blanket does not get sucked down between the bed and the footboard of a bed frame, and so that there is extra blanket for both sides of the bed – no one is likely to be able to steal the covers with this afghan!

Being that this is such a large blanket, it takes quite a bit of yarn – as well as time. This is a very big project, but the end result is lovely. This is a blanket that has a nice heavy weight to it and a good amount of warmth. The yarn is soft and cozy. This blanket calls for five colors and can be made in any color combination you choose.