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Finished: Garden Granny Blanket


I love a granny blanket. So simple to make. I found this yarn in the clearance bit of the local craft store and loved it. I love pink, blue, and green together. This worked up so fast, I’m not sure how. Maybe I was just really enjoying the project. This took about 400g of yarn and came to a very decent size. I gave it a nice ruffled border and called it a day. I’m not sure on the brand of the yarn as it didn’t have a wrapper. It was amazing to work with and incredibly soft. This would be great for a baby blanket. I enjoy making simple blankets with beautifully coloured yarn. It’s so relaxing to not have to count a pattern out every row.


Finished: Granny stripe Infinity Scarf


Finally this scarf is done! I started this the night before I left for America only 6 weeks ago. This scarf was worked on on various planes, coaches, and trains  across the USA. This was a great project to work on as it was only one ball of yarn and a really simple repeat pattern. I made this into an infinity scarf buy slip stitching the last round into the first round. Continue reading Finished: Granny stripe Infinity Scarf

Finished: Retro Blanket


I finished this retro inspired blanket last week. Inspired by googling photos of those awesome crochet blankets I set out and brought some yarn. The burnt orange, mustard, deep maroon, cream, bottle green, and petrol blue really made this blanket come together! The pattern is a simple granny stripe which works up fast.
I used two balls of wool per colour, but only 1 for the blue. I’m not sure if I should add a border to this one or leave it. Possibly a grey or brown to keep the retro vibe alive. I haven’t had a granny blanket for a while, but I’ll be sure to make them in future!

Yarn: http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/yarn/special-dk-all-colours
Pattern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3ossrTtv4g

In Progress: Retro Blanket


Inspired by the awesome retro blankets I’ve seen online recently I decided to make my own. I used Stylecraft yarn which comes in a great range of colours. For the retro feel I choose mustard, deep red, bottle green, an off cream, burnt orange, and a warm blue. Most of the retro blankets I’ve seen are granny squares which annoy me to pieces. After searching around I found a granny stripe pattern. This was great as it works from left to right and its very simple to understand. I’m doing 9 rows of each colour before repeating the pattern but in the opposite way. It’s coming together faster than I though and once you get past those tricky first three rows you almost don’t have to think.