Blanket Ta Dah!

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Blanket Ta Dah!

It’s finished!
Once I’d finished the border, I blocked the whole thing by throwing it in the washing machine (yes, really) on a delicates wash and blocking it overnight on a towel on the floor.
Today the sun was out so here is the finished pram blanket, resplendent in the sunshine.
Circles within squares crochet blanketIt’s a far cry from these.Crochet Circle square blanketI love it. I’m that close to making a larger one for myself.
Circles within squares crochet blanketI kept the border simple.
Circles within squares crochet blanketThis is the yarn I used. I choose this particular multicoloured wool over others because it changed from one colour into another very quickly, so providing me with circles of frequently changing colour.
Yarn for a baby blanketI’ve still have half of the rainbow one left but I used 8 1/2 balls of the grey.
The pattern is by Frankie Brown found on ravelry.
I had to play with the pattern a little to keep the circles neat. The original pattern used a different colour for each ‘ring’ but my variegated one reduced the amount of ends I had to weave in.

These are the Frankie Brown circles. I added more rows of the grey.

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Just a couple more to show you.
Circles within squares crochet blanket
Circles within squares crochet blanket
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. My husband and I have just got back from a quick break away in Whitby. We stayed at the hotel we had our ‘mini-moon’ at last year. It felt so good to get away from all the usual chores that come with everyday life. Sometimes you need to step away from the sewing machine!
Love, Lucie xx

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. Such a pretty make! Lovely, delicate colours.

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  2. Beautiful, I like your plainer background with more rounds.

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  3. A lovely, elegant blanket. Too good for a baby???? 😉

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  4. I had visions of each square being about 9 inches and the blanket being huge! It’s so cute, and I agree with Tialys & wouldn’t be able to part with it! 😀

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  5. Gorgeous pictures. I love how it turned out.

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  6. I like this very much. I am a fan of simple, solid granny squares. Might have to try this when I have finished my mega list of projects x

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    • I prefer the solid squares also. I think they look more contemporary although a traditional crochet blanket will also have it’s place in the right setting.

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  7. What a lovely and unusual blanket. You did a great job!

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  8. I love the rainbow colors and its a great contrast against the soft grey! Great tension as well by the way it blocked beautifully 🙂

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  9. It’s beautiful – lucky baby!

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  11. I thought you would take your machine with you! The blanket has turned out beautiful. I really like the pop of colour the circles give.

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  12. Lovely blanket. Using more background grey lets the rainbow circles stand out as individuals. I like that.

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  13. Lovely blanket. Your crochet is so neat too.

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  14. Great for the lucky recipient to know they can just chuck it in the machine and it will come out looking as lovely as this! We’ve just got back from Amsterdam for our anniversary so, although the five days away were fab, there’s such a lot to catch up on!

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  15. it looks great – very brave to put the whole thing in the washing machine 🙂

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  16. Looks super snuggly – I like the simplicity of the design – it’s striking.

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  17. Oh it looks so beautiful! Is it for Princess Charlotte !?! 👑👑👑

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  18. Totally LOVE your blanket!! It is so beautiful!!

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  19. This blanket is such a beaty, I do love it a lot. The pattern is just great. Have a nice Sunday evening, Viola

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