Monday, 14 April 2014

Colourful circles crochet blanket

If you follow me on instagram (@whatpeggysaid) then you will have seen some photos of this blanket as it progressed. I made it for a very good friend who is due to have her first baby in August. As this blanket is for a summer baby, I used cotton as it is a bit more breathable in the heat.

My friend asked me to use lots of bright colours and to make it unisex. Hopefully I met the requirements!

This blanket was made using Rico Essentials cotton in a variety of different colours using a 3.5mm hook. I made each circle before progressing to the next stage, and the project came together incredibly quickly.

As for the joining method, I went against my usual 'join as you go' method, (I gave it a go with this, but I wasn't happy with how it looked!) this time, I opted to sew each of the squares together. Before stitching them all together, I blocked all of the squares using the steam setting on the iron. This really helped to set the stitches and help shape all of the blocks into even squares.
I am really pleased with the quality of the blanket; hopefully it will stand the test of time.

For the pattern, I used the Gumball pattern that you can buy from BabyLove Brand on Etsy, but adapted the white rows from a pattern in a crochet book (I can't remember which one!)



The blanket has now been given to my friend, who was delighted with it, so now it's just a waiting game until I get to see it being put to good use. Roll on August!


8 comments:

  1. This is such a gorgeous blanket, I love the bright colours on white and what a perfect pattern! well done
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  2. What a lucky Mummy and baby to receive such a stunning blanket, it will be so treasured x

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  3. That blanket is beautiful, makes me want to attempt crochet again. Very lucky friend, and baby.

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  4. That blanket is beautiful, makes me want to attempt crochet again. Very luck friend, and baby.

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  5. Oh wow, this is beautiful. I love the bright colours against the white background. Lucky baby!

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  6. This is gorgeous, I love the bright colours!

    Maria xxx

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