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my little corner of the world in South Yorkshire, England, where you will find me addicted to colour and playing with yarn!


27 December 2014

Lucy's Blanket

Just popping in quickly
 bring you Christmas wishes from Patchwork House


Now the busyness of Christmas is over
 I am settling down to some rather lovely jewel bright hooky.
Those of you who follow me on
 or
 will have been sharing the fun of my new blanket unfolding.

This is a blanket of
 LOVE
for my youngest daughter
 who will go away to University in September.
She is a textiles student and is very interested in colour and design 
so we have had great fun planning this together


The pattern is called
which can be found free 

do note it is written in American crochet terms
but you will find a handy conversion
 if you look at the tabs at the top of my blog!



I am using my favourite yarn for blanket making
which is now on sale at an amazing £1.59 for 100g
at Deramores.
I love this yarn as it is so soft and snuggly.
 It can be machine washed and tumble dried on low
 which actually increases the softness of the blanket.


We have chosen 28 shades of bright jewel colours


each square has 8 colours
and a beautiful 3D texture
 created by the different stitches and shapes

 

I am making a whole square at a time
 and then joining as I go
 with the flat braid join from

this is very easy but looks quite fancy
 adding yet another interesting dimension to the blanket


This blanket is such fun to make 
with all its stitches and colours
and never ending possible combinations


I am half way now
 and have another 24 squares to make and join
 before the deep lacey border.
 I will be back next week
 to show you the finished product in its full glory.

Have a lovely relaxing holiday my hooky friends

Heather

X X X


7 comments:

Lisa said...

Such a beautiful blanket! I love everything you make. Happy New Year!

Rosabears said...

Beautiful blanket in beautiful colors.
Marja

Joan said...

Beautiful blanket and love the variety of colours. Thank you for the links.

Ljubinka said...

Fantastic, beautiful blanket!!!
Happy New Year!

Tracey Hatton said...

Gorgeous :-)

Gillian said...

Lucy's blanket is gorgeous and such beautiful colours. I like that joining method - must try it. Hope you have a very Happy New Year.

Carla said...

Blanket is gorgeous! Colours so vibrant!

I am new to crochet and would like to know the amount of yarn you would need for a project like yours?

Your projects are very inspiring!!

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