I would have loved to join in Sandra’s blanket cal but having two of my own to do this winter I decided that I will just have to enjoy seeing all of yours!
I have begun the blanket for Josh’s bed. In the summer I had planned to start it in September hoping to have it ready for his birthday in November. Hmmm, ambitious I know and with all the Christmas pressie’s I am hoping to make, I have now decided that instead this will be a slow winter project.
I wanted it to be a ripple blanket of some description and have looked at so many pictures but nothing was quite what I was looking for. Then I made my decision to be more creative (here), With that in mind I decided not to use a pattern but just ‘play’ until I managed to work out the wave that was just what I was looking for. So out came the ‘sample’ yarn. (my mistake online buy of Stylecraft (very) bright green that I used for my refugee teddy.)
I hooked, ripped back, experimented, made all sorts of wiggles
I learnt a lot about pattern repeats,
how the increases and decreases affected the curve etc,
and finally I settled on this as a gentle ocean wave.
These are the yarns I have chosen, Hayfield Aran tweed with wool.
I love the fleck in them.
The only downside is that they are not very portable being 400g balls of Aran weight yarn but that is where the other blanket comes in, more about that in a moment but first, this is the start of it,
and a closer look at the wave,
what do you think?
My other blanket you have seen before and that is the patchwork quilt block blanket. I still love this and the triangles are so relaxing to crochet. It is so portable as each block needs 16 triangles in each of two colours, so I just take along one ball and hook up as many as I can get done in that colour 🙂 I have just finished block three.
And here are the others.
I think things will be rather slow on the blanket front for the rest of this year as I get busy making gifts but hopefully in January I shall be able to really get going with them again.
Are you doing a blanket this winter?
Happy Hooking and Happy Crafting!!
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