Hello and welcome to Patchwork House . . . . .
my little corner of the world on the NW coast of England, where you will find me addicted to colour and playing with yarn!


8 June 2014

Carnival Colours

This week has been a frenzy of colour
here at Patchwork House
 and it has caused quite a stir across the airwaves!

everyone loves Stylecraft Special DK

it is so soft
can be machine washed and tumble dried
which makes it perfect for
 baby blankets 


so when commissioned to make
 a baby blanket in the stripey design
I get ever so excited when I can can choose the colours 


this time I went for bright carnival colours
 suitable for boy and girl
aspen
turquoise
aster
violet
plum
lipstick
pomegranate
shrimp
spice
and
saffron


I am making this up as I go
 along incorporating different stitches and colours
but the pattern idea comes from
the as we go stripey blanket
 and you can find the pattern on

I use a 3.5 and 4mm hook for different stitches
but you can choose whichever you are comfortable with 
depending on your tension

my all time favourite hooks are by
the handle is soft and the steel so slippery
with a super grip
 this makes for speedy hooky!


you cannot help but be cheerful working on this blanket
it provides tons of colour therapy
 and
 feeds your crochet addiction well


even running in the ends was a pleasure
I think of it as embroidery
running each tail back into its coloured stripe


then my favourite part
the border

this somehow brings it all together
 and
 hides the wobbly edges nicely


so here we go
another cheerful pram blanket on its way tomorrow!

If you haven't yet used Stylecraft Special DK
I recommend it
and you can buy it
 HERE
 at just £1.59 for 100g
it is a winner!

Have a good week my friends

Heather

x x x








6 comments:

Helen said...

what a beautiful blanket :) I love the bright colours and how perfect it would be for a girl or boy. I really do need to check out Stylecraft very soon ... x

Karen C said...

Beautiful! This is such a happy blanket :-)

Jille said...

It's a gorgeous blanket xx

Linda Powell said...

There are so many colors to choose from with StylecraftSpecial DK too, no wonder it is such a favorite amongst us hooky types Heather. The blanket is fantastic and I love your freestyle approach where your imagination transfered to the blanket.
I have just posted my tah day moment on my latest finished project, a crocheted racer back top I have made for my daughter.
Have a great week dear Heather

linda-dawn-designs.blogspot.co.uk

Evelyn Hender said...

Such a beautiful blanket, love all the bright colours :) I crochet a lot with stylecraft special dk, very soft and good value for money

Gillian said...

The Stylecraft special DK is lovely to crochet with. I'm currently making two blankets with it and they're working up really well. And I have plans for more!

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