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:
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,