There are very Wintery low light levels at the moment, which means the photos are a little muted; so you need to imagine this blanket as even brighter!
It is finished! We’ve celebrated late-Christmas with my cousin and family this weekend and she loves the blanket. I’m so pleased.
So yes, the colours; you definitely won’t have seen this combination together here before, though I have used them all in other makes.
My cousin loves Emma Bridgewater china and these are the designs she wanted me to use as a basis for colour selection, but with the specific proviso that there be ‘Space Hopper’ orange because she loves it. Plus cream, lavender and a bright yellow. Eek! This was really out of my colour comfort zone, but actually as the blanket came together they seemed to work together more, the Mister says it’s quite Aztec-y. I’ll take his word for it.
Pattern links and details about how to make a Spice of Life blanket are here on the designer Sandra Paul’s Cherry Heart blog.
Hooks: I used 4mm, 4.5mm and 3mm again, see my first blanket post for information.
Starting chain: 195, stitch count 193
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK
- Meadow 2. Emperor 3. Lavender 4. Saffron 5. Spice 6. Cream 7. Plum (used for the border too)
Size: 3′ 6″ or 42″. This one’s smaller than my first blanket, it’s more of a lap blanket.
I’m glad it’s done, the multi-stitch blankets are interesting to crochet and the variety of stitches make them really pretty, but oh all the ends!
And now I’m on to a little bit of knitting…more about that tomorrow.