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Zig Zag blanket

If you want to make a blanket but don’t want it to be very thick and chunky I recommend this zig zag blanket. It’s really simple to do once you’ve gotten past the first two row. This blanket is ideal for a couch blanket or a kids blanket. I’m not sure how it would go as a baby blanket as there are quite a few holes that might get tangled with little baby fingers.

I had come across some delicious rainbow gradient yarn so I was looking to make a blanket that would show off the colours without having a fussy pattern.

To start I chained 250. This is totally up to you, but just make sure you do an even number plus 1 to turn.

I used a size 6mm hook which is the perfect tension with the 8py yarn I chose.

Once you’ve chained these turn your work over.

Yarn over and insert hook into the second chain, draw a loop and pull through two, yarn over and pull though the final two loops. Repeat this stitch into the same hole. Once you’ve done this chain one. Skip the next chain and repeat.

Continue this until you’ve reached the end of the row. Chain one and turn.

You should be able to see the V stitches. This is where you will now make your stitches.

Repeat this pattern until you’re happy with the length and fasten off.

This is a great pattern to use up any scraps of yarn you have, or to use gradient yarn.

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Yarn Review : Vera Moda “Faith”

First Impression:

I love the colour! Its lovely and bright and a really nice rainbow. It is very difficult to find a nice rainbow coloured yarn. Usually there is a lot of yellows which I don’t particularly like.Β  The yarn is thin and floaty which would make a great scarf or wrap.

Crocheting Up:

I used a 6mm hook and found it really difficult to start off with. This is to be expected though. Once I started though, it was fine. The yarn is very difficult to undo and knots very easily. I love how the colours change gradually. I did notice there was a join about 5 metres into the yarn. Nothing makes me more angry than this. I had to cut the yarn and start again as the colours did not match up. When joining a new ball of yarn I found that it gave a much nicer result if you tried to match the colour as close as possible. This meant cutting a bit of the yarn off, but did give it a continuous look.

Overall:

This yarn is beautiful, I’d buy it again. I’d love to make something large and floaty such as light blanket. I’d recommend this yarn to anyone looking for a delicate look with gorgeous colours.

Hello

Thanks for finding me! I’m a 25 year old girl living in beautiful Australia. I’ve started this blog as a way of sharing my crafts and life. I have a passion for crochet and am self taught. I have 6 birds, 1 jack russell and 14 fighter fish. My day job is graphic design and I love marathoning tv series. I’m obsessed with blue and white stripes and polka dots.