Monday, May 27, 2013

Bumbleberry pie blanket

Hello all. Thanks for visiting me. I am on half term break so thought an update was due. 
Now you may remember the Bumbleberry Pie afghan blanket I started in my last post?? Well, I am pleased to announce that I have indeed finished it! Yes! It was a super quick and super enjoyable project and I would highly recommend it. 

I used Mikey's Bumbleberry pattern for it which you can find here. I love Youtube for crochet videos and this guy is great. In fact, he is the guy that taught me to crochet so I owe a lot to him. I have realised just how much of a kinaesthetic learner I am. I need to be shown what to do. In fact, my neighbour helped me the other day by making me a Weekend in Stockholm square but that is another story, my friend, and since then I have found a Youtube video for that too which I have pinned to my Pinterest board. Oh what joy there is in crochet. I have a list as long as time of patterns I want to make but I am running out of room in my house for blankets! Can we ever have too many blankets?? My neighbour suggests I should make them and sell them. Well, maybe one day when I can bear to part with them. Anyway, back to the blanket in question....

I used Mikey's pattern for the squares but I joined them as I went instead of joining at the end. It was a bit confusing to do at first as they lie on a diagonal and actually you need to do them in blocks of two rows at a time as one row has seven squares and the next row has eight. You need to remember this when nearing the finish. I had enough wool to make my last two rows and a final edge with picots on each point. There are 128 squares in total. For the last round I used the granny zigzag pattern which you can find links to on the right of my blog. The wool I used was Drops Big Delight in Berry Muffin which is an aran weight 100% wool in variegated shades. I love the look of this and it was quite difficult to get pictures of the colour so I have taken a few close ups of it. I hope you like it!




Here are some close ups and of course a folded picture. Must have a folded blanket pic.






Here's a little tiny picot example:

Please click on images for close ups to see the colours better.

Well, that's it from me folks. Till next time....

Happy Stitching and Crocheting! By the way, has anyone seen my stitching mojo???



18 comments:

Giovanna said...

What a beautiful blanket - you've picked a truly gorgeous yarn. Congratulations. I hope you find your mojo again soon :-)

Vickie said...

ooOoo! I love it Hazel. Beautiful.

Catherine said...

Beautiful ~ love the colours!

Anna van Schurman said...

Very pretty yarn. I'm not sure you could charge enough. I guess you'll have to venture into sweaters/jumpers and other clothing?

Margaret said...

Wow, that blanket is gorgeous! I love the colors! Enjoy your break!

Elisa said...

Gorgeous blanket Hazel, lovely colours, your stitching mono must be on a trip with mine...lol xx

cucki said...

Wow it is looking so beautiful..l
Big hugs x

Annette-California said...

Beautiful blanket! Colors are fantastic. Your stitching mojo will appear again when your ready:) in the mean time your still doing needlework. love Annette

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful finish--you yourself a little time between projects

Julie said...

Splendid!

Keri On said...

Beautiful!

Sharon said...

Hazel, your afghan is magnificent! Love it!

Marcy said...

What yummy colors! It's beautiful!

Brigitte said...

Now here it is! I was already looking forward to seeing the finished blanket after your first picture in your last post. The colours are to die for. Great!!!!

Bev said...

What a beautiful blanket the colours are amazing. I decided I was going to learn how to crochet in the new Year and I agree Hazel the tutorials on you Tube are so good. My favourite is the crochet geek. Hope you do get your stitchy bug back, it's my first love xx

Karoline said...

Your blanket is gorgeous, congratulations

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great work Hazel, love the colours

Chao said...

You definitely did a great job, I love the way you combined all those colors that turn out really pretty.

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