My Finished Blanket…

It’s taken me exactly 7 weeks to finish this blanket. A blanket in just 3 colours which were inspired by the purple coastal flowers that cling to our local cliffs in spring. 7 weeks from picking up the 3mm hook and making those first chains (all 150 of them) to blocking and finishing it with a fur trim border.

It’s been a great project to further develop my crochet skills as I literally made it up as I went along using such a variety of stitch combinations.

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I’m so pleased with the end result- it’s a small blanket which could be described as a ‘baby blanket’ but I’m going to call it a ‘lap blanket’ as it’s going to live on the side of our sofa ready to be draped over someone’s lap when a bit of cosiness is needed!

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Would I use a 3 ply yarn and a 3mm hook for a blanket again? Probably not as it has taken me so many hours to finish!

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However, this is gong to be submitted as one of my projects for the International Diploma in Crochet. I need to complete 4 projects in total, 2 of which  I have already submitted and the other being the broomstick cardigan that’s halfway through. This 4th and final project needed to incorporate elements of crochet that I didn’t mange to include in my other projects. It had to be a household item. It had to be in a 3ply or thinner yarn. It had to have a fashion yarn somewhere in the working… P1120957

Hence I chose a blanket in a 3 ply yarn. As for the fur trim border, I rather like it and the Rowan Fur is a quality fashion yarn that I loved working with.

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We’re enjoying a bit of a heatwave in England at the moment so although it’s no weather for a blanket, taking these photos on the beach was fun. I turned my back for a moment and look- little Salty crept onto the blanket (a sure sign she likes it too!). At first I was “off, off” but then I told her to “stay” so I could take this photo!

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Hope you like the blanket- thanks for looking at it with me. It’s back to the broomstick crochet now- I need to finish off the cardigan that I abandoned halfway through to crochet this blanket!

Happy Crocheting everyone 🙂

 

43 thoughts on “My Finished Blanket…

  1. Brilliant Eleonora! I love it! Didn’t realise it was in two-ply yarn – no wonder it has taken some time! I’m sure this is going to pass with flying colours and the use of the fashion yarn is a very clever finishing touch. Am hoping to send off my second project this week before we go on holiday for three weeks. Mine has a fashion yarn too. J 🌸🌸 x

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  2. I love it that you made it up as you work on this blanket because that’s how I always work too. 🙂 The result is a fine heirloom piece – I’m sure you’ll get top marks!

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