Thursday, 23 August 2018

Stripy Crochet Blanket

Hello!  Sorry it's been a while - the time is flying lately and I feel like I'm not staying on top of things.  However, I am here at last to show the stripy crochet blanket that I have finally finished!!  This has been in the making for nearly 5 years!


Beautiful cute and easy stripy crochet blanket.


This is made from King Cole Cottonsoft DK, which is such a lovely soft yarn to work with, with a 5mm hook (instead of the 4mm recommended, as I have tight tension).

The colours are:

White (710)
Sky (714)
Mint (715)
Saxe (718)
Jade (781)

I used 3 balls of each, so 15 balls 100g balls in total.

Beautiful cute and easy stripy crochet blanket.

It's a pretty big blanket, as you can see from it draped over (and covering!) my armchair.  It's quite difficult to get a good picture of, but I've tried some different shots to give an idea...

Beautiful cute and easy stripy crochet blanket.

The stripes of colour are in three different thicknesses - 2 row stripes, 4 row stripes, and 6 row stripes.  It is made entirely from treble(UK)/double(US) crochet.  Each colour is used evenly throughout the blanket, in an apparently random way.  It's not random, of course - it was very carefully planned out!  I'm clearly too uptight for the random method!  ;)

Beautiful cute and easy stripy crochet blanket.

It's big and soft and great to snuggle under!

Beautiful cute and easy stripy crochet blanket.

I can't believe I've finally finished it, after all this time!  You can actually see it in my first podcast (my YouTube channel is here) but it wasn't quite finished then.  I am planning to record another video in the next week or so, and will be sure to show it off then!

Beautiful cute and easy stripy crochet blanket.


If you're interested, my colour order and stripe plan is below:

Beautiful cute and easy stripy crochet blanket.


Check out my completed crochet items here.



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6 comments:

  1. Your blanket is lovely i love the straight edges i don't think if i made one it would look that good

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    1. Thank you! I think I just got lucky with the straight edges!

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  2. Yeaye! And what a beauty! And just in time for snuggle season as well. Looking forward too next podcast!x

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    1. Thanks! It will get lots of use now - perfect timing to finally finish! xx

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    1. Hi - I received the email notification for this message. I'm not sure whether you meant to remove it or not. In case you didn't, I used 15 100g balls of yarn - 3 of each of the 5 colours. I used the same amount of each colour - they all had an equal number of rows in total. I will update the post to mention how many of each ball I used!

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