Oh how I love starting a new project
choosing the colours
is the best part!
this weeks delight has been a toddler snuggle blanket
in the most gorgeous bright shades
of saffron shrimp fondant magenta and spring green
Oh how I love Stylecraft Special DK!
my colour inspiration
came from a colour palette by the wonderful
and I have been delighted with the results
I have used a 4mm hook to make these starburst flowers
using the Jane Brocket pattern from Mollie Makes issue 2
arranging these beauties is always such fun
as I ponder where they will sit
edging is always a favourite part as it makes the colours sing
I use the continuous join as you go method
and love how fast the blanket comes together
with the bonus of no ends to sew in!
to complete this order
is also a cute little matching dolls blanket!
To help those of you who are wanting to try this pattern
I have made a collage
showing the life cycle of a starburst flower
it uses 3 different stitches which makes it fun to make
... beware they are addictive!
I find the quickest way to make a blanket
is to work in batches
making all of round 1, then all of round 2
and then round 3 ...
this way your hand and brain remembers the stitch
and I find that it gives me a better production rate
and it is easier to plan equal amounts of colours too!
I hope that my work continues to inspire you!
Thank you to the many lovely ladies who write
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