Another blanket done! This time that yarn is not something I would usually choose, but after finishing this I really love the effect. I used my trusty 5mm hook and my forever-favourite Ice Yarn to make this. I’ve had some extra time over the christmas break so have been taking advantage of this and making a heap of blankets for my market stall. Continue reading Finished: Bright Baby Blanket
I’ve just finished this lovely pink and purple baby blanket! The yarn is from Ice Yarns and in a style called Dancing Baby and is 100% acrylic and soft. I love how bright the colours are and how they crochet up. This pattern is corner to corner which gives the great diagonal line effect across the blanket. To finish I did a different border than Continue reading Finished: Pink Baby Blanket
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I’d decided to make some blankets to sell at the local craft markets. There isn’t many people selling crochet items here, probably because it’s somewhat tropical. However, the baby blankets i’ve made as gifts have been well received, so I thought I’d give it a go! Continue reading Finished: Baby Blanket
I picked up this yarn at the local craft store and instantly loved how soft it was. It’s an acrylic/nylon blend and feel like a cloud. I could only get 4 balls of this yarn so decided to make a baby blanket. The pattern I used was corner to corner. This allows me to control how much yarn i use as you work it up in diagonal lines. Continue reading Finished: Blue Baby Blanket
After making the purple version a few months ago I decided to make the blue twin! I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn and my trusty corner to corner pattern by The Crochet Crowd and set to work! As usual I didn’t follow any colour pattern and just made lots and lots of squares. I tried to make the squares have contrasting colours and used the darkest blue and green a lot to give it some boost. I joined the squares together using a different blue colour and the slip stitch technique. And added one row of single crochet of the border to finish it off and make it more secure.
I made this blanket after dreaming of this yarn for ages! I’ve always gone to buy the rainbow set but one colour or more has always been unavailable. Fortunately the planets aligned and I was able to get the entire set! The blanket took no time to make and the Ice Yarn is amazing to work with. I stuck with the traditional rainbow of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet. The blanket turned out quite large and very warm. I cannot wait to make a similar one using the Ice Yarns.
After working on this project for 4 days straight I was sick of looking at it! Finally I got back to working on it and finished it over the weekend. I precut lengths of yarn and joined when I ran out of yarn. It took a long time but the effect was different. The corner to corner pattern was once again a winner. To finish I bordered it with a row of single crochets and a row of double crochets. This is a lovely winter feeling blanket which will remind me of the adventure the blanket went on.
I finished this blanket in record time, 8 days! I wasn’t sure if this idea was going to work and it wasn’t until I finished crocheting the pieces together did i realize that it did. I wanted a brightly coloured blanket and found some great yarn at Spotlight. It took 2 balls of white yarn, and 1 and a bit of the other colours to make this. The pattern is corner to corner but I never decreased the squares and kept them triangles. This created a scolloped edge. I did 4 rows of each colour then 1 row of white.