A walk in the Unicorn 🦄 Forest mosaic blanket

This is my second Sholach blanket… and my favorite!!! The rainbow colors are vibrant, and make me think of unicorns, magical forests, and other mythical beings. It is really early to call it, but I think this will be my favorite finish of 2022 :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Here it is a closer up view:

Here is the full view:

And here it is even closer up with the flash on to see the colors a little better:

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That’s amazing and must have taken so long, crazy awesome!

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It’s so so so pretty! For some reason it makes me think of cozying up by the fire in a log cabin! :slight_smile:

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Ummmm I want this blanket!!! :heart_eyes:

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I love mosaic crochet! Your blanket is amazing :blush:

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Wow, I just love this! Tree images are a favorite of mine and something about the stripes and the color changes reminds me of Pendleton blankets (also a favorite of mine).

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This is amazing! Hard to believe it’s crochet, wow. It reminds me of a warm cozy sweater.

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You’re killing me with these trees. I loved the other one you did and this one is even more “wow!” Definitely a favorite of 2022!

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Just gorgeous! You are making me want to buy that pattern!

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Gorgeous!!!

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Right? I’ve looked at it a few times since the first blanket was posted but I am stopping myself until I use up some yarns I already own (which, of course, are not suitable for this! Ain’t that always the way? haha)

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Beautiful!! I need to learn to crochet one of these days.

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It’s amazing the detail you can get with yarn! It reminds me of weaving!

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Beautiful!

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Ooh, this one is a stunner, wow.
What’s the edge finishing like? Are there lots of yarn ends like other mosaic crochet?
I’m tempted… I have a ball of mandala rainbow… I could try it lapghan size.

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Absolutely stunning!

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This is worked from side to side, bottom to top. You cut the yarn at the end of every row, so you have several choices. Incorporate the ends as fringe (I don’t like fringe much, and definitely not on the sides of a blanket), weave in a bazillion ends (HAHAHAHA! Yeah right), or do an envelope border.

I did the envelope border on this. There are video tutorials on it, but you surface slip stitch all the way around the top of the blanket. Then on the wrong side, you work several rounds of double crochet (I did 3 rounds) in the back loop of the slip stitches (this is the worst part of the whole blanket. It took me four hours to do the first round because it’s a pain to get the hook in that tiny space, but it’s worth it. The remaining rounds went way faster). After you work a few rounds on the back, you cut the yarn and flip over and work through the back loop of the slip stitches on the front. This side is much easier to work than the first round.

Once you finish your final round of double crochet (again, I did 3 rounds), you then join by single crocheting around through both layers. This creates an envelope that hides those ends. I love how it the border is sturdy. I hate it when I do a single thickness border that is floppy and looks too wimpy.

Anyway, I hope my novel length description didn’t scare you away. Do try it! :hearts:

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How long did the entire blanket take you? It looks incredible and super snuggly and toasty warn. You’re going to have a hard time beating this in 2022!

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I didn’t time the project. More than 50 hours. I am making a third one in a different Mandala yarn color. I am timing this one as I go to have a rough idea of how long it takes. :smiley:

Edited to add: It looks like I started this on December 13. I had to take a break from it for 3 days to make 10 washcloths, plus I didn’t work on it Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or NYE. So it took me a solid two weeks to finish it if you subtract out the days I didn’t work on it. I’m sure I skipped a few days here and there as well.

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Whoa! That is crazy amazing.

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