Finally completed this beast. It ended up just over 5 foot square. Made with a 4mm hook and style craft special dk yarn. I estimate the cost in the end was around £40. I started my blanket utilising the remnants of my stash which kept costs down too as I didn’t have to actually find any cash to make a start on this.
What I love about making blankets like these is that you can buy yarn very much ball by ball so it never feels like an expensive project. I didn’t plan my colours particularly. I was inspired by the duck egg blue, denim blue, vintage peach, and the buttermilk yellow. I enjoyed adding colours inspired by the previous row.
You can of course plan your colours in advance for a blanket like this. Helen Shrimpton’s website, where the pattern lives (for free, happy days) has suggestions and yarn packs that can be purchased if that is more your thing 🙂 I do enjoy adding colours as I go along though. Never fully sure what she will end up looking like.
Anyway, do check out Crystals and Crochet for all the pattern links as well as video tutorials.
P.S along with the rest of the world, i now have an instagram page too. Loving adding pics quickly and easily. https://www.instagram.com/lornajaneclark/