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Finished: Mermaid Blanket

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This gorgeous blanket is now finished! The yarn is amazingly soft and warm! I’m calling this my mermaid blanket because the colours remind me of a mermaid’s tail. I decided to made 4 triangles of 34 rows and crochet them together. The result is a funky wavy pre-made border! I love this yarn and pattern and cannot wait to make a matching blanket!

Yarn: http://www.lincraft.com.au/shop/knitting-crochet/yarn#/page/1
Pattern: http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-corner-to-corner-afghan-project-youtube/

Finished: Rainbow Blanket

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Finally this blanket is done! This took FOREVER! Each square is 7 rows x 7 rows and used double strands. Each colour made 4 squares. All up I used 12 balls of wool for this blanket. Crocheting them all together was slightly difficult only because of the size and weight of the blanket. I choose simple grey border to finish this blanket off which I think adds to the brightness!

I don’t think I’d make another one like this mainly due to the weight. This is yet another way you can modify the corner to corner pattern to make something unique!

Yarn: http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/yarn/special-dk-all-colours
Pattern: http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-corner-to-corner-afghan-project-youtube/

Sydney Vacation

IMG_3846I’ve just come back from a long weekend away in Sydney. Naturally I took my crochet project with me! We covered a lot of the NSW wales area with trips to The Blue Mountain, The Entrance, Bondi Beach, and Brighton-Le-Sands.

The project I am working on is a simple corner to corner but with random colour changes. So I didn’t have to bring scissors on the plane I precut lengths of the yarn and took them with me. This was a great idea! I found crocheting in the car very relaxing and the flight took no time!

In Australia you can bring crochet hooks on planes but I didn’t want to risk my hook I purchased in America so brought a cheap plastic hook instead.

Finished: Juicy Fruity Baby Blanket

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I found this awesome coloured yarn at Lincraft and instantly loved the tropical colours! It’s hard to find a mutli coloured yarn that isn’t blues, pinks, or rainbow. I decided to make a baby blanket which would be fun and practical. Pattern used is corner to corner and I went up 45 rows before decreasing. This blanket measures about 87 cm squared. To finish I single crochet into each hole to form a border.

Yarn: http://www.lincraft.com.au/lincraft-dk-yarn-24

Finished: Candy Baby Blanket

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I found this great wool at my local Kmart and loved the colours! What a perfect colour option for a baby blanket!  I grabbed 4 balls of yarn and hurried home to start creating. The pattern is my usual corner to corner which looks amazing in the multi coloured wool. This blanket took about 24 hours of crochet over a week to complete. The baby blankets are super quick and easy to work with. To finish I single crochet into the edges to make a nice border. This blanket measures about 90x90cm and is great for a pram blanket.

Finished: Cream Baby Blanket

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I recently finished this gorgeous baby blanket. I kept it gender neutral and used cream with a light yellow trim. Patten is my usual corner to corner with a 6mm hook. The yarn is by Stylecraft and is called cream and lemon. I used 4 balls of the cream and only a few meters of the yellow. It’s approximately 90cm x 90cm. After I finished the square I single crochet around the border in the same cream. This gave it a really nice edge and allowed for an even yellow border. You could continue the yellow border for a few more rounds, but love the current effect so I finished it after only one round. This took about 20 hours to make.

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

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.

In Progress: Chunky Rainbow Patchwork Blanket

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A few months ago I brought the Lucy rainbow pack from Wool Warehouse but couldĀ  bring myself to use it. I loved looking at all the squishy wool and dreaming of making something awesome. After thinking I decided to make a giant patchwork blanket. To get a chunky look I held two strands together and used a 7mm hook. Using my trusty crochet to corner pattern I set about to make squares 7×7 rows. Each ball of wool gives me 4 squares.

After a lot of maths I figured I need 15 balls of yarn to make this blanket a decent size. The squares crochet up fairly fast and it’s an easy project to carry around with you. This time I am making sure I weave the ends in before I sew them all together!

Finished: White Chunky Blanket

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Finally done with this blanket! Only using one colour was a challenge and it did get boring after a white. I used two strands of aran weight yarn held together with a 15mm hook that I had to buy from Ebay.

My cousin requested a grey border so I used Stylecraft Aran weight yarn in silver and an 8mm hook.

I did my usual corner to corner pattern and just single crochet around the border. This crocheted up quickly due to using a giant hook and chunky yarn. I can’t wait to get back to my colourful blankets!

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

Yarn: http://www.loveknitting.com/red-heart-soft
http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/yarn/special-aran-all-colours