I don't know what she was thought about my weird text of 'What's your favorite color?', but she responded 'Gray'. When I saw that, I went hmmmmmm. What to do with that? So I decided I'd make a solid, dark gray/charcoal blanket.
The only problem? I Love this Yarn, the yarn I use to make blankets, only had 3 colors of gray: Light Gray, Gray Mist, and Graybeard, and none of those are dark. So, I thought I'd have to branch out into another brand of yarn, uggh. Well, I went to Hobby Lobby to buy yarn for another blanket, and lo and behold, they had a new color: Graphite, which was exactly the color I wanted. So, I scooped it up and got started.
I decided to use stitch 1 from the new book I'm reviewing because it's such a simple, quick stitch that looks great in a single color.
Chain 180, then work stitch until work reaches desired length. Add a border to finish.
Round 1: sc around, 3 sc in corner
Round 2: dc around, 5 dc in corner
Round 3: sc around, 3 sc in corner
Round 4: dc around, 5 dc in corner
Round 5: sc around, 3 sc in corner
I made this with I Love this Yarn in Graphite with a J hook.