Friday, 19 September 2014

Squishy Cowl

I loooooovvee this cowl, its so soft and squishable which is just what is needed for the winter.
worked in the round this is the simplest crochet cowl ever, Its done on a 12mm hook but a 10mm will do, also using chunky. IT will turn out slightly smaller. ENJOY!

Super Chunky Cowl


Super chunky  2 x 100g balls. 
Approx 150m 

pattern here

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Stash Blanket - rectangle granny stitch blanket

                                                              STASH BLANKET

I have way too much yarn...................
Quarter balls, half balls scraps everywhere, yes i am a yarn hoarder. Well its time for a clear out, i just cant keep buying storage boxes. They are starting to take over the house !
 I have years of leftover yarn of all weights, the yarn with no band on would be too hard to recognise or match up to be turned into a garment so I've sorted all this yarn together to try come up with a project big enough to incorporate all the stash and make some room in the house. So if i use it all up ill have room for new yarn , makes sense, right?

                          Buy Pattern Here

Granny stitch blankets are so easy and fast to work up. I got my daughter Rachel (12) and her friend Nadine (11) to pick what colours they wanted for a blanket each. Rachel picked all pastel shades and Nadine went for the stronger colours. I decided to size them for the girls according to their height so the blankets go from head to toe. They ended up near enough to a single/twin bed size. which i reckon would take 12 x 100g balls.

I used 100% acrylic yarn, not all the yarn was the same weight, each blanket has dk, aran, chunky and 4 ply. I was delighted that i didn't end up with lumps and bumps or any pulls from working the different weights together. The entire blanket was done on a 4.5mm hook.
One thing to bear in mind is to place similar weights next to each other i.e after a row of 4ply use a dk yarn not aran or chunky. The majority weight used was dk.
I did try to match the colours in sequence but as the rounds got larger some of the smaller quantities wouldn't complete a round, so i mixed and matched as best as i could.

I do suggest not mixing fibres and using the smaller amounts of yarn 1st as a smaller amount will go further.

I am delighted with the end results and have already starting the next stash blanket using all my blue shades, it wont be as big but i cant wait to see how the colours work together.

If you keep going with this it will work out the size for a single/twin bed. It is very straight forward and easy to follow. A perfect way to use up your stash!

Finished Items may be sold, Pattern is not for resale.
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