Look what I made! I found these beautiful bundles of yarn a Big W (pictured below). The bundles are made up of 4 different yarns – different colours and textures so its fun to work with and you come up with this cool result. Also saves a bit of time as you don’t need to finish off any threads which is the annoying part when you are working with lots of different colours.
My finished blankets measure 125cm X 100cm and required 4 balls of yarn. This is quite a large blanket. A blanket half the size would be great for a pram blanket and will only use 2 balls.
Here is the crochet pattern I used but you can make your blanket smaller if you wish.
Row 1: make a chain 86 stitches long
Row 2: miss 3 chain, 1 treble in each chain to end (84 trebles), turn
Row 3: 1 double chain, 1 chain in first treble, 1 treble in each of the next 2 treble, *miss 1 treble, 2 treble in next treble, repeat from* to last 3 treble, 1 treble in each of the last 3 treble, turn
Repeat Row 3 until you have you have made the desired size you want
Finish with double chain in each treble to the end.
Finish of ends.
Here is another one of my loves – Crochet! I tried knitting but found that with crochet I could be a bit more creative. There are so many different stitches and patterns you can do.
This is an easy project and the fun and creativity is really in the type of yarn you use. I wait for a good sale at Spotlight and buy some unusual yarns at a good price to make these. Because it’s the yarn that makes them interesting, you don’t need to know how to do any fancy, complicated stitches.
The scarf is also thin so you don’t need as much yarn and it doesn’t take quite so long. I think the thin scarf is pretty stylish and more suitable for our Aussie winters (?well Brisbane ones anyway).
Here is one that I made just the other day. I used some really cool yarn called ”Oxley” that I bought at Spotlight on sale. It is a very textured yarn with a blend of colours and thicknesses which makes it quite interesting to work with. I used a large 9mm crochet hook for this one as the yarn is quite thick in places.
I taught myself how to crochet so I do not claim to be an expert by any measure. There are some great ‘How to Crochet’ books out there and plenty of videos on You Tube if you are interested.
One thing to be aware of here is that there are different stitch techniques and names depending on which country you are from. I learnt the UK stitch names and techniques and in this project I am using a Double Treble stitch. This stitch is the same as a Treble Crochet in the US version.
I found these videos on Youtube on how to do a Double Treble/Treble Crochet. There are lots of them so have a good look and have a go!!
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