My friend Helen is a clever cookie, especially when it comes to crocheting the most beautiful blankets. She's a bit of a super star at finishing them too. I've already shared a couple of her completed designs in this space - here and here - so long term readers of my blog might remember hearing about Helen before.
The other pretty amazing thing is that Helen completed this blanket (start to finish) within 3 weeks. Yep. I know!! Isn't it just beautiful? I photographed it one afternoon on Bella's bed and it looked so pretty with the aqua wall behind, only Helen wouldn't let me keep it. It's okay though, because a few days after I took these photos, she donated it to the Lautoka school for special eduction in Fiji. Can you imagine the smile on the children's faces when Helen handed it over and they saw all those explosions of colour in the flowers?
I took lots of photos, because I knew you'd all enjoy seeing them and incase you'd like to make one too, I asked Helen about all the finer details of the pattern. Here we go:
- Pattern: Simply Crochet magazine, issue 20 - pattern by Nicki Trench
- Yarn: Moda Vera Beetle - 50% cotton, 50% acrylic - 2 balls of each colour + 14 balls of sand, with some little bits left over at the end.
- Hook size: 4mm
- Final blanket weight: 1100 grams
It made me want to start another crochet blanket myself, but so far I'm being a good girl and keeping on track with my current projects. With my head cold this week, I haven't really done any knitting, stitching, crochet or embroidery - just a bit of a fiddle with some paper supplies. I'm hoping to have this completely kicked by Monday, so I can get back into it all!
I'd love to know what you're working on right now. Or perhaps like me, this has made you want to whip your hook out and crochet a new blanket? Hoping something creative has come your way this week and if not, there's always next week. xx