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Saturday 14 January 2017

Crochet Girl Gang - Crochet Along Blanket

My next project to share is this blanket I made for my Mum for Christmas. It crochet this time, and made using Simply Aran Yarn from Paintbox. I am enjoying creating these crochet-a-long (CAL) projects where you learn different techniques each week and gradually build up the parts of the quilted blanket. This particular pattern is available from The Crochet Girl Gang via Love Crochet, I also purchased my wool from them.

The centre of each square shape is different, but the outer rounds are the same, they are cleverly calculated to turn out the same size. There is a weekly PDF to download with the instructions for the square and where needed the corresponding triangle. 

I worked a row of each colour used around the blanket once I had stitched them together and then added a scalloped edge rather then the tassels or bobbles on the original pattern. 

This picture shows the original designs by Emma Potter of Potter & Bloom and Emma Friedlander-Collins from Steel & Stitch.

I saw this image on the blog - "Merion’s hedgerow colourway includes shades Racing Green, Slate Green, Pistachio, Raspberry Pink and Rich Mauve and a border shade of Misty Grey." I decided I wanted to make Mum's blanket with this colour scheme:

Merry Christmas Mum.
If you decide to have a go it's good fun and of course the whole project is available free on the blog now.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

1 comment:

  1. Great to see the finished piece. This is beautiful Lynn x


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