Blanket

Blankets!

The cost of wool has made me slightly dubious about dedicating to creating a whole new blanket. So I’ve started to create small samples, in which not only test the pattern but wool thickness and colour rotations. So this post here will be forever growing in the next coming year with everything I’ve found and tested.

  1. So this one here is advertised as the Crochet Ripple Afghan aka Wave or Ripple

This is what I was able to produce…

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The pattern is definitely easy and very fun to make. As long as your remember to  always work in threes you can switch the brain off and watch the pattern grow in no time at all! Preferably I think this pattern would suit a thick chunky wool and a border would help the blanket keep its shape considerably. You can alternate colours very easily at the end of each row and this design could be made to any size of your choice, as the shape should not be lost.

This pattern was found on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1AmNif_gYQ

2. This blanket is called The Lovely Shells Baby Blanket and this is what i was able to produce…

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This pattern looks really intricate but it is actually very easy, one row produces the branches and the second produces the shells. Again working in nice clear rows means a colour change can be made very easily. I used a very coarse cascade aran wool here however, and although it shows the pattern of perfectly, I think this design on a more practical use would more suit a more delicate fluffy wool.  Furthermore, although advertised as a baby blanket, this pattern holds its shape beautifully and would work as a large throw for a reading chair. I will definitely be making one for myself!

This pattern was found on: http://lacycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/lovely-shells-baby-blanket.html

Be back shortly!

B X

 

The Granny Square Blanket

Before I start, I really want to thank everyone for all the lovely comments! All the interest and support has been wonderful!

So! Who said the granny square blanket wasn’t modern…..photo 2 (8)

This gorgeous design is timeless and although frequently used for baby blankets they also make beautiful throws. I was largely inspired by the free  pattern listed on daisycottagedesigns.net and followed it rather closely. However, my pattern reading skills still need to be improved and I struggled to understand round one. So I actually started the blanket by:

  • Slip knot, chain four and slip stitch in the first chain to create a circle.
  • Round one- chain two, two dc into the circle. *Chain one and three dc into the circle* Repeat three times and slip stitch to join. Slip stitch along and into the first chain one gap.

As Lauren’s design was advertised as a baby blanket, I also increased the rows to make more of a lap blanket.

So I have:

12 rows of navy blue

4 rows of cream

4 rows of red

4 rows of navy

4 rows of cream

4 rows of red

4 rows of navy

But what I love the most about this design is the picot edging. It not only protects the edges from fraying it helps to support the shape and structure of the  holey granny square, while making the design stylish and contemporary.

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So do check out http://www.daisycottagedesigns.net/2014/02/free-crochet-patterns-granny-square.html if you would like to follow the design more closely. However, If anybody would be interested in purchasing a throw from me I’ll soon be creating an Etsy account!

So  I’ll leave you with another a cat picture, as that seemed to work wonders for last time!

Bye for now!

Bee

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