Three crocheted lap blankets in my family room, that is.
First, Flufy got his granny squares.
Then Boring Office Guy got his granny hexagons.
And now I have my squares that start out as flowers and become very grannyish by the last few rounds. (Granny flowers, then?)
I’m very excited to have finally put the finishing touches on this project that I started five months ago!
When I decided to make myself a blanket, I had a few requirements in mind:
- there had to be colorful motifs on a creamy white background
- the colors had to coordinate nicely with the other handmade stuff in my family room (that meant red, yellow-green, and blue-green)
- the design had to be different than either of my previous two blankets
- the process of crocheting it had to be something I could easily communicate to others so that I could write up a pattern for it
I really feel like I hit all of the marks with this one. (Although, you might want to ask me again about that last point in a few days after I’ve started writing the pattern…).
So, would you like to see a little more?
Okay, twist my arm!
Well, if you insist…
I love, love, love it!
My hooking hand is ready for a break now, so no more blankets for a while, I think.
The next step is to write up a pattern and photo tutorial for any of you who might like to make this blanket. I aim to have that ready next week, which should give you plenty of time to hook one up as a Christmas present!
By the way, if you are not really a crocheter, but you are thinking you might like to learn, and you really want to make one of these blankets, stay tuned. I’ll be making a video to show you how to do every single stitch required for this blanket. With the photo-tutorial pattern, and the video of all of the stitches, you could definitely make this!
And keep in mind, yours doesn’t have to be as big as mine. The sample has 48 floral blocks (6×8) and is big enough to keep a grown woman comfy while curled up on the couch watching British mysteries and sipping tea. A 5×5 would be plenty for a baby blanket. Or try 3×2 for a table mat. Or even 12×1 for a long scarf! There are lots of possibilities here, with varying levels of commitment. (The truly committed could make a king-sized bedspread, if they wanted to…)
I probably should have saved that pitch for the sales page, but I’m just so darn happy with the way this blanket came out, I had to try and get you fired-up, too!
Thanks for sharing my enthusiasm
UPDATE: The eBook is ready! You can get a coupon code for 50% of here (while they last) and put your name in to win a copy, if you like.
ADVANCED BEGINNER level, step-by-step crochet tutorial.
Fully illustrated, 13-page PDF.