I have been working on this for a little while, trying new techniques. I am a self-taught crocheter and I worked this by going through the front loop and working dc/sc.
I do not like crocheting this way!!!! I was never able to let it flow, it was hard work for me. Never again will I do something this way. It means that I did not enjoy making the blanket.
The yarn also had something to do with not liking it. I bought the green from ebay, it is either a 3 or 4ply doubled, lots of knots and splits. The white is BWM 8ply cotton - yummy and soft. Will definitely be using that again, actually I am using the cotton for my DD3's flowergirls. I worked it with a 4mm hook.
It is also not wide enough for me, but I could not find a way to get around that. So I finally gave up and worked 3 rows of dc/sc down the edge to finish it off as the whole thing was starting to annoy me. It measures 80cm (31-1/2in) x 50cm (20in).
Wish I could find the love that other bloggers do for this type of blanket, so I may have to try again - doing it my way (tr/dc) and larger hook.
On the DH health front, he has completed his first chemo cycle and is doing very, very well - yeah!!! Only 7 to go now :-)
Bye for now