Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Blue Blocks Throw

Thank you so much for all the feedback about knitting versus crochet.  It was very interesting to read your comments and I do think it's fun to compare the two when working on various projects.  I will follow this subject up at a later date and I hope you will join me in my knitting challenge which I intend to start at the beginning of the new year but more about that later.



Afghan,throw,crochet,easy,blanket

If you remember back in October I had all this yarn I wanted to bust.




I loved the combination of colours and wanted to make something really special with it, well I think I succeeded with this, what do you think?........




I think this is a case where crochet really does comes into it's own


Most of the blankets and throws I make are crocheted and I find them much easier and quicker to make than knitted ones.  I find them easier to join, they lie better, it's easier to weave in the ends and in most cases they are reversible too.


This throw was one of the easiest I have ever made and it grew very quickly too. 


It is crocheted in strips, you make one strip then when you begin the next strip you join it as you go, so no sewing! Yes there are quite a few ends but I weaved as I went and found it was no problem at all.


The pattern is simply one dc/sc one chain and then edged with the same pattern, easy peasy and what a great result even though I do say so myself.



Made with Aran yarn and a 6 mm hook it took 750grams. 
Find the pattern here

It's soft warm and luxurious and would be a great gift for anyone. I may just make one for myself.

This one is on it's way to the Syrian refugee's.

on completing the blanket I had this much yarn remaining.




A great stash-buster too. :)


37 comments:

  1. I love this - a really great pattern to try - thank- you

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    1. You are welcome Pauline, glad you like it and thank you for visiting. :)

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  2. Lovely blanket - the visual affect you created with the colours is great! x

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  3. WOW!!!! It's so beautiful Linda!! (so much talent and love was put into this one....love it!)
    xx, Shari!

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  4. I love the pattern of this blanket - very nice - and the colors are great together. :)

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  5. This is lovely Linda! I'm curious to know how long it took you to make this. I've been knitting more squares for LILY, but I'm so slow at this that I'm afraid I don't have many to send, and have reverted to just knitting them all in garter stitch to speed things up. Wendy x

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    1. Hi Wendy, I'm sure they will appreciate the squares no matter how you make them or how few you send Wendy. This took me 2 weeks to make but I was doing other things at the same time, it's quick I'm sure I could have done it in a week if I had been making this on it's own. :)

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  6. Fantastic!!!
    Very,very nice!
    Greetings...

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by ljubinka. :)

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  7. Well done Linda, I love the blanket, perfect colors.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. Very nice,blanket!!!Thanks for a patern!
    hugs

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    1. You are welcome Anastasia and thanks for dropping by. :)

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  9. hi linda, it is a long time i did not visit you... this blanket is beautiful, what a job to do it..i love the colours.... congratulations... bis kiss muriel

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    1. Hi Muriel, lovely to see you again, thank you for your lovely comments. :)

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  10. Linda that is stunning. My favourite colour palette x

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  11. Wow - gorgeous. Blues are so nice together. You were lucky to have a stash where each color lasted to make such a nice pattern in the afghan. You will make someone warm and happy!

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    1. Thank you Astri, yes I've had this yarn in my stash for ages and didn't want to use it until I found the ideal project for it, as soon as I saw this pattern I knew I had to make it with this yarn. :)

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  12. Such a lovely job you've done with this Linda - it's beautiful, and different - well done! Joy x

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    1. Thank you Joy, yes it is a bit different, and so easy. :)

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  13. LOVE IT, Linda!!! It has a super cool design. And to think that you made it with stash yarn...

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  14. Awesome and neat! Colors are great too, and the way they are combined in a blanket. I shall speed up with my blanket border, I had to unknit one row of it yesterday as it was too stretchy and was coming out raffle-like.

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  15. Love your blanket! I've been looking for a pattern for a combination of blues, aquas and greens and this may be the one. Thanks!

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  16. Definately a stash buster. Love it!

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  17. It is lovely and kind of has a contemporary edge to it. Nice colours !!
    xEva

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  18. Lovely blanket, Linda! I love the color combination.

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  19. This sounds like a great technique for a crochet blanket, the colours are great together and the edging in the last picture is perfect. The Syrian refugees will be very warm and cosy with such a lovely blanket :-)

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  20. Very beautiful work Linda! The colors and the texture are really nice. I'm going to take a look at the pattern as I would like to learn this technique of crocheting stripes and joining along as you go.

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  21. Thank you for all your lovely comments ladies. :)

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  22. So pretty Linda! Thank you for linking up at Link & Share Wednesday! Rhondda
    http://oombawka.blogspot.ca/2013/11/time-to-link-up-at-week-16-link-share.html

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