Yippee! The Spring blanket is finished! And it is still Spring!
I may disappoint a few of you dear readers because I am not an organised person and I cannot tell you how many balls of yarn I used or how much the blanket cost to make. I have made bunting and a cushion and stool cover out of the same yarn colours along the way... The yarn used was predominantly Stylecraft, with the odd ball of Woolcraft yarn used, simply because I liked the pink and coral colours.
The pattern I used was from Yarning blog and I used a 4mm hook. It is a heavy, warm blanket. I know a few of you have emailed to ask how I joined the squares and there is no fancy method, just slip stitch. I tend to join 9 squares at a time and then make up a panel consisting of four 3 by 3 squares. I have tried to sew in ends and join panels along the way, because this gave me the impetus to carry on. There are 216 squares, 12 by 18 rows. The blanket was made to be big enough to go over the 3-seater sofa.
It has been so lovely when I have received a comment or email telling me I have inspired you to start your own Spring blanket. It is well worth the time and effort, believe me!
I truly believe I would have one or two cushion covers with white borders if I had not started blogging... documenting the progress of the blanket and receiving so many kind comments, has kept me going with this project. It is quite an undertaking producing a crochet blanket and I truly admire the people out there that can do one after the other.
|I can't decide which sofa - the 2 or 3 seater to put|
the blanket on...This is the two seater sofa. I don't know
if I'm ready to let people SIT on it!
Oooooo.... I forgot it is the last day of April... here is the April mosaic...