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festive blanket – part 1

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while i was looking for something else in my closet i found a pile of squares i hooked winter 2009. i immediately picked up the project to finish it and this is the result.

from center to edge
festive blanket by elisabeth andrée

i have used acrylic yarn, 100 grams per ball, 1 ball of each color, hook size 4 mm.

row 1. 4 squares shocking pink
row 2. 12 pink
row 3. 20 coral
row 4. 28 deep red 
row 5. 24 spring green & 12 off-white 
row 6. 32 lilac & 12 dark purple 
row 7. 32 purple & 8 apple green & 3 off-white & 3 red & 3 shocking pink & 3 coral 

the edge

row 1. off-white
row 2. yellow

edge of the festive blanket by elisabeth andrée

how to make the blanket

for the squares i used a pattern available on flickr but the basic granny square is a good alternative. i have crocheted the squares together with contrasting color yarn, which gives a bit the effect of embroidery stitches, nice but it was a lot of work. joining as you go is a much faster option.

with the wrong sides of two squares together attach the yarn with a sc in the 1 ch space of a corner, 3 ch, sk 4 dc, 1 sc in de space between the 4 dc en the next 3 dc, (3 ch, 1 sc between next two groups of 3 dc) 3 times, 3 ch, sk 4 dc, 1 sc in 1 ch space, 1 ch, 1 sc in the next 1 ch space of the corners of the next two squares. repeat this for the whole blanket. it will look like this after weaving in the ends.

 

at the right side
festive blanket by elisabeth andrée
detail of the festive blanket by elisabeth andrée
detail of the festive blanket by elisabeth andrée
detail of the festive blanket by elisabeth andrée
detail of the festive blanket by elisabeth andrée
the wrong side
detail at the back of the festive blanket by elisabeth andrée
detail at the back of the festive blanket by elisabeth andrée

links

festive blanket – part 2 – the tutorial to for the edge, see here: 

tutorial for the festive-blanket–edge 

where to find: 

a pattern for simular squares:
go to  the website garnstudio.com – choose your language and search for ‘Bohemian Oasis
(it is a free pattern for a crochet blanket)

or via pinterest: ‘circle in a squarea tutorial– by pink pink 

how to join squares as-you-go:
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/joining-asyougo-sqaures.html

 

6 thoughts on “festive blanket – part 1

  1. true beauty here! I love the quilt-pattern in the blanket and the colors are so vibrant.Well done,love Maaike

  2. I love your word and all th evibrant colors you usted " absolutely gorgeous!

  3. I just LOVE this!

  4. LOVE IT-LOVE IT-LOVE IT ! !

  5. Would like pattern for the granny square–very pretty.