Finished: Brown/Blue Blanket

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I ordered this awesome wool online several weeks ago with a gorgeous chunky throw blanket in mind. I brought 4 balls which were 200g each so I thought that would be enough. I started with double stranding the wool and a big crochet hook, but realized after a few hours that it would not be enough. I desperately went online to buy more wool and found it was discontinued! oh no! So I ripped out the wool and started again. I used 1 strand and a 6mm hook. The result was a lovely cozy throw with a lovely blend of blues, caramels, creams, and browns.

Pattern: http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-corner-to-corner-afghan-project-youtube/

Time Spent: 24 hours over 2 weeks

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Finished: West Tigers Blanket

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My sister is a fan of the West Tigers NRL football team. Let me clarify that, she’s a mega fan. For her Birthday I decided to make her a tiger blanket that she could use when she watches the games. Naturally the colours are black, white, and an almost fluro orange. I hate using two of those colours! But oh well, I promised. I ordered my Stylecraft yarn from Wool Warehouse which arrived super fast and in perfect condition. The orange is called Jaffa and is much more brighter than what the online picture suggested!

The pattern I’m using is corner to corner made into 4 separate squares and then sewn together. To get the random stripe effect I used a random stripe generator website. This site is great for taking the guess work out and getting some great results!

http://www.biscuitsandjam.com/stripe_maker.php

Each square is 30×30 squares. This is the perfect size for a throw size blanket.