Sunday, 22 January 2017

Stripy Blanket - Two-Thirds Through

I've been meaning to update you on the progress of my Stripy Blanket for ages... as it is at the two-thirds through stage (and has been for some time, oops) and I thought I'd take the opportunity to share it.

Why two-thirds through is that significant, I don't know - but I've decided it should be marked in some way.  It also means I can tell you a bit more about it, as I have never actually given any yarn information, despite sharing peeks of it in the past (such as in my most viewed ever post!)  Yes, I started it over three years ago... there is no excuse for not finishing it by now!

Looking for inspiration and ideas for a cute and easy stripy crochet blanket?  This is made in calm blue and green stripes, for a restful ocean feel.  Click to find out more details on the yarn and pattern used!

The yarn I'm using is 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)

Looking for inspiration and ideas for a cute and easy stripy crochet blanket?  This is made in calm blue and green stripes, for a restful ocean feel.  Click to find out more details on the yarn and pattern used!

Above you can see all thirty completed stripes of colour.  I plan to do fifteen more.

Current measurements are:

Width: 128cm / 50 inches
Length: 108cm / 42.5 inches (which will presumably grow by half again if (WHEN!) finished)

It's going to be a big one!

Looking for inspiration and ideas for a cute and easy stripy crochet blanket?  This is made in calm blue and green stripes, for a restful ocean feel.  Click to find out more details on the yarn and pattern used!

The pattern is a very simple - just rows and rows of double crochet (UK treble crochet) in a seemingly random pattern.  (It's not random, of course - I have it carefully planned in a spreadsheet!!)

The good thing with stripes is that the blanket becomes a blanket on its own, so to speak.  There is no pile of squares that are useless (apart from eye-candy purposes, that is) until sewn or crocheted together.  Even though it's not finished, I've been able to cosy under it for ages - so that makes up a little for my extremely slow and lazy approach to finishing it, surely?!

However, I do hope that I'll be able to show-off the completed blanket at some point this year.  But don't hold your breath!

Check out crochet items that I have actually managed to finish here.



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11 comments:

  1. You are so near to the end, keep going! Love those colours, reminds me of holidays xx

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    1. Thanks - I really need to get it done!!! xx

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  2. Love the color of your blanket. It looks beautiful. You are about to finish it. Have a nice day!

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  3. It looks beautiful! I remember your stripes colour planning post. Enjoy finishing it off and then using it. It is good that it is now at the can snuggle under while working on stage, I always think that helps!

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    1. Thanks Amy! Ah, you remember my planning, I had forgotten about that post! Yes, it definitely helps that I can snuggle under it while working on it! :)

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  4. very pretty, love the "random width" stripes.

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    1. Thanks! I was pleased with that too - even if it's not really random! ;)

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  5. Looks like a trip to the seaside! xx

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    1. Yeah, it is very sea-ey!! Just GOT to finish it! I feel motivated at the moment... just got to pick it up and go..... xx

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    2. Hi Maria. Not sure if I managed to send you my question re: this blanket or not - I suspect not. Apologies, though, if you are seeing this twice.
      So, firstly, awesome blanket! Love that you worked out the random stripe 'pattern' in Excel. Exactly what it was created for!
      My question is: do you know how many balls of yarn of each colour you used?
      Thanks, Cherie (New Zealand)

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