So today I'll tell you about one of the blankets I'm working on. The yarn is Stylecraft Special DK 100% acrylic. I bought a ball each of Pale Rose, Meadow and Spring Marl in my local wool shop. Actually the Spring Marl is Extra Special! At the time I wasn't really sure what I was going to make with it except I knew it would be a crocheted blanket of some sort.
|From left to right: Meadow, Spring Marl and Pale Rose|
I started making small Granny squares - just three rounds each - using a 4mm hook. I joined the squares on the go so that the result looked a bit like gingham. As I was crocheting I thought this would make a lovely blanket for a young girl. Then I decided it would be nice for a work colleague's daughter; a three year old called Dhaveena. Next decision was how big to make the blanket. Single bed size seemed a good idea. There was no way I had enough yarn so I calculated how much more I would need of each colour. Approximately half of the squares will be Spring Marl, a quarter will be Meadow and the other quarter will be Pale Rose.
Off I went to my local wool shop to buy the extra yarn I needed only to find that the Spring Marl has been discontinued. I tried umpteen online wool shops but couldn't find it anywhere. Just as I was about to give up and rethink the whole thing, I found somewhere that still had some of the Spring Marl in stock. I ordered plenty just to be sure!
Dhaveena's blanket is progressing nicely. I have about a third of the squares done now and I think it looks well.
|Yarn and blanket|
Some day soon I'll show you the other blanket that I'm working on. It's made using hexagons.
I'd love to hear what you think of Dhaveena's blanket. I hope you like it. And, of course, I hope she'll like it too.