Thursday, 14 July 2011

Crochet Blankets

Well,  I wasn't going to post today, but after Lucy's kind comments I dug out some of my finished crochet to show you.


I first picked up a crochet hook a couple of years ago after my youngest daughter went off to uni and I was looking for something to occupy myself.  I came across Lucy's blog and was "hooked". It was over 30 years since I'd made a lacy doily thing as a teenager, but after a trip to the local wool shop I picked it up again easily.  I went for Rowan Pure Wool DK as it's washable and comes in loads of bright colours. 

 My first one; a simple Granny square effort, joined in blocks of 4.  I've since found out how to do the clusters on the borders where the squares join, but as it's not a very big blanket I'm going to leave it as it is.


The next two are similar.  I think I used too many colours in these, just experimenting with all the different ones I could find.

This one isn't finished yet.  It needs a border, maybe white or cream?


Finally my favourite.  This one was done while stuck at home with a broken ankle and I really love it.  I treated myself to some new wool in prettier colours.  Sublime extra fine merino;  Artesano superwash merino and Debbie Bliss rialto mainly. Also "geranium" in the Rowan. "Dolly mixture" colours maybe!  These are more "me" and I'm going to stick with similar ones for my future projects. A couple of shades I've yet to track down are a pretty pale orange/peach and a nice pale leafy green.  

My basket of woolly loveliness :) 



29 comments:

  1. Oh my, what a beautiful blog you have, such creativity, i love your blankets, your quilts, your garden.........:)
    Gorgeous & inspiring
    Karen

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  2. ohh¡¡ lovely colors in your basket
    lovely blanquets
    xx

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  3. Oh WOW wow wow! What a fabulous post! Your blankets are all beautiful! I like the one you've done where you say you need a border just as it is, they're all fabulous, and I love the colours you use. What a great post! Vanessa xxx

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  4. Oh this is truely amazing, what fun and blanketlove! I am busy hooking for just over a year now and I am addicted to making blankets too. There are so much fun to work on!
    I love yours, they look so different from each other and the colors are so beautiful... I wonder what your new project is!

    Have a lovely day,
    Maaike

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  5. wow, what a visual treat, gorgeous blankies indeed! I think your colour palette is very very pretty, that basket of yarn looks extremely inviting. Kind of midway between brights and pastels, I like it a lot.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  6. Hello,


    thats great.
    Sooooo sooooo Lovely.


    hugs Conny


    I love corchet to.

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  7. Hi. I happened upon you via "Mereknits" and a comment you left on one of her posts. I've been having a look around your blog and have decided to leave my comment here. First, I have to say your photographs are GORGEOUS! All of them! Your most recent post has images of Dahlias that are to die for! And your blankets in this post are gorrrrrgeous! I was smiling looking at your pile of crochet books as I think I have just about the same pile! =) I'm going to be following you from here out. Nice to know you! Hugs, Annette

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  8. What a beautiful collection of lovely blankets :) the hexagon one is really pretty- I've not seen one like it before. x

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  9. Would love the pattern for the squares in the 2nd and 3rd pictures. What a great way to add a blast of color to a neutral room. Where can I find /buy it?
    Thanks...I initially found the pic on pinterest. Hope you'll share!
    Beautiful work!
    Gail

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    1. Hi Gail, thanks for your comment. Do you mean the 3rd and 4th photos? They are very simple squares made just with trebles (US double crochet). The holes are made by replacing a stitch with a chain, and the corners are 2 tr, 3ch, 2tr into the previous corner. I got the pattern from my favourite book, 200 crochet blocks by Jan Eaton, but I'm sure it must be out there on the internet somewhere! Hope that helps. xx

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  10. Wow, have chanced upon your blog whilst doing a blogpost about a granny square quilt. All I can say is wow. Have subscribed and I'll be back, what beautiful photos and colours and you obviously have amazing skills.

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  11. Too gorgeous for words. Will be following from now on. Nice to meet you :-)

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  12. Very-very beautiful :)

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  13. which square is the final blanket;so pretty!

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  14. You made my day!!! Will be following your blog hereafter. :-)

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  15. Hi Debbie, I love your hexagon and square blankets. Can you tell me where you got the pattern from? Thank you and enjoy the day :)
    Berglind

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  16. is there a pattern for these anywhere??
    Rhonda

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  17. Hey Debbie, I really love your blog, and I love yoru collection of blankets. Can I ask, what size needle do you use? x

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    1. Hi, yes the hook I use is a size 3.75. Debbie

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  18. hola soy tu nueva seguidora porque me encanta todas tus mantas y con tu permiso tal vez de copie alguna me alegra mucho haberte conocido si alguna vez quieres visitar mi pobre blog seras muy bien bienvenida de todas formas recive un gran saludo de paqui desde españa

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  19. These are so lovely! I just signed up to follow your blog - it's so pretty and sweet!

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  20. Your borders are so flawless when you join the squares and hexagons together! Do you have a specific technique that you use to join the squares together? :)

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    1. Thank you. These ones were all joined by putting the squares together face to face and crocheting together through the back loops using a slip stitch (UK). xx

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  21. Do you have a you tube account to look you up your crochet blankets looks amazing i would like to learn i know more or less but i dont crochet quick enough basically a beginner reply back thanks.

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  22. Hi - I love your Serendipity pattern - can you tell me what the design is called - was going to look at Jan Eaton's book....
    Thanks
    Caroline

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    1. No pattern, I'm afraid. I made it up as I went and gave the blanket away so can't check the stitches. xx

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  23. wow, your blankets is amazing
    i really love them

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