Patterns, Recipies

Annabelle’s blanket colours and few more stories….

my plan to write a blog entry last weekend didn’t really work…due to a flu epidemic that left most of us floored for a few days.

I am on the mend now so I thought I could catch up with this.

Firstly I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for all the lovely comments on the colours choice! I  thought Caro’s pattern was really lovely and unusual and it worked really well with the bright colours  I used.

 

Here is the link to the original pattern just in case you missed it on Facebook, as said, I bought it on Ravelry.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-blanket-in-overlay-crochet

and this is the list of the colours and yarn I used for my version:

STYLECRAFT SPECIAL DK :

1 ball each in:

spice,fondant,fuchsia purple,magenta,mustard,aspen and buttermilk.

STYLECRAFT BATIK DK :

2 balls each in :

pistachio and coral.

a note on the quantities…

I listed what I started with, but as you know, I made the 48 squares suggested in the pattern, but I ended up using just 20 squares for Annabelle  because I wanted the blanket to be stroller’s size as I found it is  a very practical option to give as a present, they are not too big, they can be carried everywhere,  they can be fold and stuffed  in a bag if  not needed and, in my experience, you can get the most use out of it

 

So if you are thinking to make a blanket for a baby I would suggest anything between these 2 sizes:

a minimum of   60cm x 75cm  to  75cm x 100cm .

Annabelle’s measures: 65cm x 85cm and you can see it “in action” here…

How cute are Annabelle and her sister Rose? I was delighted that Siobhan and Andrew were ok with me sharing this lovely picture of their beautiful girls with you, so you have a chance to see the other blanket I made for Annabelle’s older sister, Rose when she was born two years ago. It still looks great and I am so pleased they use it all the time because that is what blanket -making is all about! making something that is useful, that can be washed, that can be dragged around and snuggle under and if the colours make you smile that is an added bonus!

Next, I have to organize my thoughts for 2018…

I have several things in mind and a few projects I have been working on, behind the scenes,  coming up too.

it is going to be a VERY exciting year! as I am NEVER tired to crochet, I have a head full of colours and ideas. but my aim this year is to take on board all the comments and advice I gathered in 2017 and to make my work more accessible to all of you out there, I want to do more classes so I can pass on my passion for this amazing craft , I want to be less erratic with my blog entries and improve my online presence too…

It is going to be a lot of work but it is going to be great fun too so stay tuned!

 

lots of love,

Lucia xx

 

 

9 Comments

  1. Liz catstree

    January 17, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Gorgeous blanket, might have to go in my Revelry queue.

  2. Marie

    January 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Love your color choice and thanks for sharing, beautiful work altogether.

  3. Annabel

    January 19, 2018 at 7:08 am

    I love your blankets! The colours really pop out from the black of the pushchair. The one you made for Rose has lasted really well. Would you share how you sew in your ends? I’m gifting my old pushchair (which, coincidentally is the same as the one pictured) to a friend who is having twins and I wanted to make some blankets to give as well, but I’ve only made one blanket and it started unraveling after the first wash! Can you help? I don’t want to give something that will fall apart straight away.

    1. admin

      January 19, 2018 at 7:49 am

      hi Annabel,

      thank you 😀
      I will make a small video in the next day or so to show how to do it. It easier to see it than to try to explain with writing. so stay tuned and I will send you a message when it is on line xx

      1. Annabel

        January 19, 2018 at 11:35 am

        Thank you very much. I can’t wait xx

  4. wendy

    January 19, 2018 at 10:31 am

    oh wow, that is beautiful! Gorgeous pattern, gorgeous colours!

  5. June Waight

    February 22, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    How do I get your colour ways pattern please?

    1. admin

      February 23, 2018 at 7:23 am

      hi June, the colours and yarn I used is listed in the blog entry, the position of the colours in the blanket is totally random! i just do it as I go along. lucia xx

      1. June Waight

        February 23, 2018 at 4:09 pm

        Thanks Lucia. It really is beautiful and I am going to have to do it.

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