I’ve been posting updates on and off since January about the blanket I’ve been making using the beautiful As-We-Go Stripey Blanket pattern by Hannah Davis of notyouraveragecrochet.com, and finally it’s finished!
But before I bombard you with images of the finished blanket, here’s a quick look back at some of the WIP photos.
And now the finished blanket!
The spring sunshine really helped to bring out the bright colours! I chose to use Stylecraft Cotton DK Classique rather than Stylecraft Special Double Knit, partly because I’ve always wanted to make a cotton blanket. The other main reason was that I planned to have the finished blanket draped over the back of my sofa so it is cool and comfortable to lean back against in the hotter, stickier months.
And of course it looks fabulous! The ultimate compliment came from my younger sister, who has considerably more conservative tastes when it comes to colour. She said: “Well that’s a big piece of happy right there!” 😀
I used twelve of the colours that they make Stylecraft Cotton DK Classique in:
Hot Pink (3668)
Tropical Jade (3676)
Sky Blue (3667)
Soft Lime (3663)
Unfortunately the yardage for 100g of Classique Cotton isn’t as generous as 100g of Special DK so I did have to buy a second ball of each colour. I didn’t need much of the second ball of each colour, which was a bit frustrating as it doubled the cost of blanket, but on the plus side: lots of lovely dk cotton yarn for my stash! I count that as a win!
The only colour I used less than a whole 100g ball of was the wisteria that I only used for the border. I deviated a little from the instructions by doing three rounds of single crochet then doing the picot round in lavender.
I wanted a darker edge on the final round so it would be less likely to show if it got a bit dirty, but I think it looks really good too!
I loved making this blanket. The instructions that Hannah put together were clear, easy to follow and beautifully illustrated with excellent photos. I learned quite a few new stitches! Please take the time to check out Hannah’s lovely blog at notyouraveragecrochet.com. There is a photo gallery of some of the blankets other people have made with this wonderful pattern that Hannah has shared with us all for free. She credits this blanket by Jules at littlewoollie.blogspot.co.uk as her inspiration for the project but all the work she put into writing and illustrating this pattern is absolutely amazing, and she definitely had her own take on the idea.
Oh, and just in case you were wondering how Mr BAM feels about me taking over our home with crochet…
… I think he sees the benefits!