Friday, 26 April 2013

Sunny Spread



I love this pattern....Sunny Spread.  This blanket I just started making in my spare time.  It uses Baby Cashmerino and I used a 3.5mm hook for all the main work.  It is glorious.  The colours I love, although not traditional baby colours, but I think anything goes these days.

It used around 6 balls of the main silver grey, and one ball each of  the donkey grey, charcoal grey and mustard, black, white and lemon. 

I personally went with a plain single crochet border.  I didn't use the border on the pattern, for me it was a bit too much and too matchy, matchy!! I always make sure that I use a hook at least half a size smaller when crocheting a border to a blanket.....I used a 3mm for this border.  By doing this you don't get that loose wavy border that looks as if you have too many stitches added....When using the 3mm, your border will seem a bit tight on completion, but blocking will completely stretch it out as you can see from the finished blanket.

The size on completion of this blanket is 83cm x 62cm.....It is probably a large pram or moses basket size, and I guess if making it for a cot, probably add an extra row on width and length would make it perfect.....I ran out of the silver grey yarn and I didn't have any in a matching dye lot, so stopped at 6 x 7 rows.

You can find my blanket on Ravelry here, but for now I'm off to finish some other long overdue hat orders........




















































































































































Vicki x

17 comments:

  1. Vicki this is so beautiful! I've enrolled into a day course to learn how to crochet and can't wait. I'm actually making a patchwork quilt with the same colour scheme you have there! Almost finished the quilt top and I'm liking how it's turning out...

    Sophie xo

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    1. Good for you Sophie, crochet is such a fun thing to do....I personally find I get more satisfaction from crochet than knitting...it grows quicker so the boredom factor doesn't kick in!! Look forward to seeing your quilt and hearing and reading about your adventures into crochet. Vic x

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  2. Just stunning! I love love love that blanket. Might have to add it to my long list of projects I want to start. Thanks for the border tip, too! I didn't know that.

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    1. Oh so I'm not the only one with a long list of projects!!! I see so many beautiful blankets that somehow seem spoilt by dodgy borders. I vaguely remember reading it somewhere, and it was the best crochet tip ever IMO....happy to share it....I may just save the world from dodgy borders on crochet blankets. Vic x

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  3. Wow, that came out wonderful! I love that yellow/grey look. Really need to try that scheme myself. The Sunny Spread makes a wonderful impressive blanket and Baby Cashmerino is just downright wonderful!

    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thanks Maree, you can't go wrong with Baby Cashmerino, way too many beautiful colours to choose from, Vic x

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  4. Wowee! That is one gorgeous blanket Vicki, I adore the colour scheme and would much rather these hues for a baby than the more traditional colours. Nice work as always :)
    Xx

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    1. Yeah I am a bit partial to these type of colours....but after I get all these hat orders out ( and I haven't forgotten yours ) I'm looking forward to finishing all my blankets, and I have a pastel cashmerino one that I am itching to create....I do think pastels have their place, but yes I see more of a move to brighter colours for bubs.

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  5. What a nice Sunny Spread (in my To Do list since...too much time)! I love these colors you chose.

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    1. Thank you, it's such a nice project to do....very quick, the square turn out so big. Good luck with it. V x

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  6. this is lovely! the colours are ace! can i ask what joining method you used for the squares? x

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    1. Hi Natalie, I used the same method that Lucy from Attic 24 uses. As I don't do tutorials for crochet, I'll pass you over to Lucy. Hope that helps, it's nice and easy.

      http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/joining-granny-sqaures.html

      cheers, Vicki

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    2. Thanks! :) its beautiful hun! x

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  7. This is absolutely Stunning!! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. while I am an intermediate crocheter, I have somehow missed this pattern. It is intriguinnng to me because it is full of fun colors and it totally appeals to my need for symmetry.





    Can you kindly directly me to the pattern?





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    1. Sure, if you read the blog post I have included the link to Ravelry, that will take you to the pattern. thanks.

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