Wednesday, 16 July 2014

FO - Bigger Squares blanket

This cosy sofa blanket was started as a way of playing with a particular palette of colours. I had no idea what size I wanted to make or how the final design would look. It's come out wonderfully though :-)

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As you can see, it's the perfect size for snuggling under :-)

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For the edging I did a row of double crochet in purple, then 4 rows of treble crochet with the stitch worked into the gap between stitches in the previous row to try to get a more blurred colour change. Finally I finished it with another row of double crochet in purple

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Our girl cat, Rosie, was curious to see what we were up to

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Boo!

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She got away ;-)

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I made this blanket using Stylecraft Special DK because it's soft and washable. It was also in my stash! The squares were just simple granny squares, there is a nice tutorial on Bunny Mummy's blog. I joined the squares together using slip stitches.

Linking up with Yarn Along, WIP Wednesday and Keep Calm Craft On

39 comments:

  1. What beautiful colours! It looks lovely and snuggly :)

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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your crochet blanket, I have a ripple one under way that really needs finishing before its intended recipient is born!

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    1. Thank you :) I've also got a ripple on the go, it's a scrappy interlocking one. Such a lovely pattern to work on :)

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  3. What an eyecatcher is your blanket! That is a great job and you must feel proud! I can imagine your kids and cat love the blanket!

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    1. Thank you :) I'm really pleased with how it's turned out :)

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  4. The colors look great together. Perfect size!! Best thing too is that it was a stash buster and turned out beautifully! :)))

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  5. Wow that is a gorgeous blanket :)

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  6. Really lovely choice of colours and just the perfect size for snuggles on the couch.

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  7. My my the blanket is gorgeous!! Love the photos and the modeling!

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  8. Yay on your finish! It's a wonderful eyeful.

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    1. Hehehe I do love bright colours lol

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  9. It looks great! Granny square blankets are my favorite to make. And I love that it used up some stash yarn :-)

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    1. Thank you :) They're so versatile aren't they

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  10. I adore all those pretty colors, the blanket turned out absolutely perfect!

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  11. Beautiful - the colours look great and the size is perfect.

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  12. Gorgeous splash of colour in fun granny squares.
    Enjoy your new blankie.

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  13. It's so bright. I love the colors that you used.

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  14. The colors are soo beautyful and fresh! I love it. Greetings, Sabine.

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  15. Reminds me of a sunset, very pretty!!!

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  16. Pretty blanket, cute kid and kitty! Great pictures.

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  17. Such a bright and lovely blanket for a happy, cheerful boy. Well done!

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  18. Do you have an Etsy shop? My grandson loves orange and would go crazy for this one. I don't crochet and severe carpal tunnel has put an abrupt stop to my knitting.
    email me at jeeper5200@aol.com
    Thanks, Beverly

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    1. Hi, sorry Beverly, I don't have an etsy shop and I don't sell things I make any more. I'm sure you could find a crocheter who could make a similar blanket for you, it's just made from simple granny squares :)

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    2. Ah, but not one with your keen sense of color & design. You have the eye of an artist.

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  19. Beautiful blanket. So colourful. It makes people (and cats) happy, I'm sure. Have a nice week. Regula

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  20. Wow what a beautiful happy blanket

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