Monday, 14 April 2014
Colourful circles crochet blanket
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!)