Wednesday, 30 September 2015

A Lap Blanket

Here's a little lap blanket I made recently. I used some left over Aran weight yarn and a 5mm hook to make this. The pink is 50% wool and 50% acrylic and the yellow is a Stylecraft 100% acrylic. The pattern for the motif was in a Simply Crochet magazine a few months ago.

Can you see where I ran out the yellow yarn and had to use pink?

Each motif was started with a yellow circle and then the pink flower part was done. So that's two motifs that just about cross the middle of the picture below. I joined the motifs as I made them. There was a hole left where four motifs were joined. Yes, the blanket is full of holes, but this was a considerably big hole! So I made the yellow flower/star to fill in the gaps.

I'm really pleased with the results and hope that whichever elderly resident of the Manor Nursing Home gets to use it will also be happy with it.

Thank you so much for the very encouraging comments about my St. Petersburg blanket. Well, I'd better hurry on as this is just a quick post to let you see what I've been crocheting. Bye for now.


  1. That is beautiful Gillian, it is really kind that you are donating it too. Someone will fall in love with that. Jo x

  2. Hello Gillian, your blanket is stunning, I love the fine delicacy of the motifs that remind me of snowflakes. I know whoever receives your gift will be thrilled.


  3. That is so pretty! I love the yellow with the pink!

  4. It's gorgeous and I didn't notice where you ran out of yellow if you hadn't told it.
    Good that you filled the big gaps with another flower, but that must have been an enormous work!
    Anyway, it is certain that whoever gets this blanket is going to be so glad with it! I know I would!

  5. That is the prettiest lap blanket I have seen. Just gorgeous.

  6. Far out! How cute is that blanket!!!
    Love the colours.
    Cheers, Anita.

  7. It's a lovely blanket, and I'm sure it's gonna be much appreciated... xx

  8. It is beautiful and I am sure that whoever receives it will love it and the colours will bring some joy to their life! xx

  9. Oh, Gillian, this is just lovely!
    Enjoy the weekend.

  10. It is beautiful, Gillian! Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

  11. It is so bright and cheerful, well done!

  12. Beautiful pattern and I love the colours together, someone will be thrilled with it xx

  13. I am sure it will be loved by the lady who will get this wonderful lap blanket!! So much work and love went into it - must have taken ages?!

    Take care
    Crochet Between Worlds

  14. Hi Gillian, Just realised I hadn't commented, thought I had! This was a beautiful blanket you made, so sweet of you to give it away! I'm sure it's new owner will love it! Barbara xx


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