søndag 4. august 2019

Harry Potter blanket

This spring it was my nephew's turn to get a blanket.
He was very into the HP books when he was younger. (He may have branched into gaming the last few years).
But his mother and I thought that a Harry Potter themed blanket could be a good fit.

I found the pattern for a HP c2c blanket here at Yarn Geek Makes (formerly Two Hearts Crochet).

I had never tried c2c before, but the first square (the snitch) worked up so quickly so I decided to go for it. I used dc in my squares, not hdc as in the pattern.

The biggest problem in making this blanket was deciding wich squares to use...
Yarn Geek Makes has graphs for more than twenty squares and a quick google/pinterest search gives you lots of other alternatives.

...and of course keeping track of all the different yarn ends. Lots of colour changes in some of the squares. I tried to carry the yarn along on the back when I could, to keep the amount of yarn ends to a minimum. There still was a lot of end so weave in at the end...

The blanket ended up quite big - 140 x 178 cm, and quite heavy,  2,2 kg... c2c eats yarn...
I used dk wool and a 4,5 mm hook.
But I'm so happy with the result - and a little part of me wanted to keep this...

mandag 11. mars 2019

Rustic Lace Square

I've been wanting to try the rustic lace square pattern for a while, and decided to make a blanket for my brother's wedding in June. 

Since I had just finished a Flowers-in-the-snow blanket I needed a little variation and wanted to try a new pattern. And I liked that the lace squares are a little bigger. I had also made many of the inner cicrcles allready.

I finished just in time...

Hello again!

Ohh... 2018 was not good for blogging. But I'm still here.

Last year was a busy one for making blankets. 3 flew of my crochet hook in May, June and September. I did plan ahead this time, and had done some work a while before. 
But I still have to make most the weeks before the ocation they are made for.

I made Flowers in the snow-blankets for two of my nieces, and a Rustic Lace Square blanket for my brother's wedding.
(I'll show you the Rustic Lace Square blanket in a different post.)

I can make the Flowers in the Snow blanket pretty much on autopilot by now, using the continuous join as you go method. 
I'm still planning to make a tutorial for that, just need to take good photos - or maybe make a video...

Enjoy the photos of these two blankets and my lovely nieces.


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