For my latest blanket I thought I would try something a little different. Different yarn, and a different pattern. Well I say different pattern, but I used the same Corner to Corner pattern that I have used before, but put it together in a different way.
I am really pleased with the overall effect, but I don’t think I’ll be making another blanket in this way for a while as it was very time consuming! I think I need to refine the joining as I go technique on it as well. However, it does looks great and the effect is exactly what I was hoping for.
I used Sirdar Snuggly dk, a yarn I’ve admired in the yarn shop before but hadn’t tried until now. It is very soft but weirdly quite stiff to work with, although that may have just been because I was crocheting in a bit of a stop start fashion what with having to do a lot of joining. It reminded me a bit of working with cotton yarn.
From left to right, the shade number are: 0413, 0415, 0454, 0260, and 0412.
It’s a dinky little baby blanket for a dinky little *gorgeous* baby boy named Theo, who was born two weeks ago. It was tricky to photograph this as I had a lot of “help” from Tiny Tin Girl!
Theo is the little brother of Martha, who has the Honey & Roses blanket and I wanted to make her a little dolly blanket as a big sister present. This matches the colours of her pram!
The dolly blanket was made from Stylecraft Special dk and the colours are: White, Pomegranate, Fondant, Spice, Lime, Cloud Blue, Turquoise and Violet. I really like this little blanket, and so did Martha!
EDIT: I forgot to explain my joining method! My starting point with the blanket was the turquoise and royal blue rectangle. I made that like a tiny but complete corner to corner blanket. Then I added the pistachio green and I anchored it with slip stitches (to the royal blue) each time I increased or finished a cluster that was bordering the royal blue one. It’s quite tricky and fiddly and there is a bit of bodging involved too. Does that make sense? I joined as I went by anchoring it after every cluster along the bottom and side of the triangles. When I increased, I slip stitched upwards along the cluster next to it instead of chaining and then worked out of the slip stitches.
It would probably work to make complete rectangles and then join them all together afterwards, but I can’t say for sure as I haven’t tried!