And how is everyone doing today? I’ve seen the first bit of sunshine in ages today so my day was pretty good! I figured I’d show another blanket I have made. Mind you, the pictures are not that great because I kinda forgot to take a few before I gifted the blanket, so they were made on a rainy day (one of the many in this horrible winter) with just NO light at all… (enough about the light, show us the pictures woman!)
This is one of the few blankets that are not made of Stylecraft. This lovely yarn is the Drops delight, and the border is made of black Drops fabel. The yarn has a lovely soft feel to it! Normally I’m not really into the variegated yarn, but these colours are just stunning to see.
I’ve took this photo in a hurry because I couldn’t wait to get started. Don’t you just looooove the colours! The blue is my favourite, but the rainbow coloured yarn is a close second!
This is actually the blanket that made me want to chrochet. The pattern picture just makes me think of white beaches, great sunsets, cocktails with an umbrella, warm summer evenings with lots of candles, you know all the stuff I never ever get to see here so that’s why I dubbed it ‘colour of my dreams’ (nah just joking, we have lovely cocktails here). It seemed impossible to make at the time, but after only 1 year of chrochetting this pattern was actually a piece of cake.
I’ve used exactly the yarn colours that the original pattern recommends. I thought when I received the package that It might be too dark, but after crochetting it all together I found that the lighter colours (of which I only had 1 or 2 skeins) really brightened it up, enough to be colourful for me but also ‘rustic’ enough for my grandma (to whom I gave it for Sinterklaas, a traditional Dutch celebration with lots of sweets and presents involved, yay!!!)
The edge is made of simple scallops. All in all the blanket measures approx 1.70 m by 1 m. I found that my gauge was a bit smaller than the pattern recommended… I actually used up all of my skeins and then started to measure it. Ofcourse it was way to tiny even though my grandma is also tiny. I ended up ordering some more skeins and after only a few days I could happily crochet on. It only took me about a month to finish it, mainly because it was the summer holiday and I was not bothered by things that normally keep me off crocheting like working, studying, making dinner on time, you know the drill.
The pattern can be found here. I’m actually thinking about making one for myself in the near future. I’ll probably go with a few more brighter skeins (because that’s how I roll). Ooh I’m already looking forward to it!
Hope you have a lovely evening and I will be back next time with a sneak peek of my newest baby blanket!