Tuesday 19 June 2012

Cath Kidston Inspired Blanket

Hi everyone :)

When I saw Littlecottonrabbit's "me old china" blanket I just knew I had to have one! I love granny squares and the idea of being inspired by your china really appealed to me. I found two Cath Kidston mugs my mum gave my for christmas and thought the colours would make a brilliant blanket.

So off I went trawling the internet to find some wooly bargains and here is what I ended up with:

It's Sublime Extra Fine Merino 4 ply purchased from here and here for £2.49 - £3.15. 
Top Row: Redcurrant, Flapper, Grosgrain, Peeptoe
Bottom Row: Alabaster, Cloche, Glamour, Souffle

I have never crocheted with 100% wool before as I usually prefer acrylic, cotton or cotton blend yarns but the colours were too perfect not to order. It's also more expensive than I would usually buy but the quality of the yarn is brilliant. It's not smooth but its so soft, bouncy and warm. This will definitely be a winter blanket. I was unsure of including both Redcurrant and Peeptoe because they are both quite similar. I played around with the colours and decided to include both but not put them next to eachother.

Isn't it beautiful? I love the vintagey feel and the colours complement each other beautifully! Because I'm using 4 ply yarn on a 3.25mm hook the squares are quite small and I'll need 14 in each row to cover a double bed. I'm also using a join as you go method different to Lucy at Attic24 that I made up myself and haven't seen on the internet before so I'm working on a tutorial for that.

I've been a really naughty girl and haven't been weaving in my ends as I go. The photo above fills me with dread but I know all those hours of work will be worth it in the end.

Thanks for reading,
Em xxxx


  1. Gorgeous! I love the colours together and the blanket looks fabulous so far. I don't envy those ends though :(

    S x

  2. Such beautiful colours you have chosen! I'm looking forward to seeing your blanket grow! :-) x

  3. Beautiful! I love the vintage colour scheme ♥

  4. That looks beautiful! Very envious!


  5. Anita (YellowLadybug on Ravelry)29 June 2012 at 13:35

    I love your colors - they are very much Cath Kidson colors!

  6. Gorgeous squares. Love this colour combination.

  7. hi!
    I have been wanting to make this ( cath inspired ) combination since I first saw it on ravelry. It's marvelous! Got myself enrolled in the Cath Kidston group too. I wish I had bought something for myself when I stumbled upon the store on my last trip to London in 2010 :( I really wish I could get access to such wonderful yarns in India.

  8. I love how you joined the squares. I would like to see that tutorial!