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
will have been sharing the fun of my new blanket unfolding.
This is a blanket of
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
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
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