Squirrel Nutkin Woodland Blanket

Nearly finished!

All the motifs sewn on – I just need my Grandson to try out the finger-puppet to decide how long the cord needs to be.

squirrel nutkin blanket

Pattern for the blanket is by Lucy at Attic24:

Woodland Blanket CAL: Random Colour Order

With additions:

Patterns by Lucy: Autumn Leaves and Acorns 

autumn leavesPattern by Charlotta for the larger Oak Leaves.

Pattern for the Larger Maple Leaves by Michelle

Pattern for the Squirrel Motif and Finger Puppet by me.Squirrel Nutkin and Old Brown

Pattern for Old Brown, sewn on as a pocket to hold Nutkin, is an adaptation of this cute little owl by Jacquie at Bunny Mummy. Jacquie has kindly given me permission to share my adaptation – coming soon!

I stopped after the 89th colour row (each colour is 2 rows) and this blanket measures.

1m19cm (3’11”) wide

1m 64cm (5’4″) long

Using Stylecraft Special DK, I mostly followed Lucy’s Random Colour Order, substituting Mocha with Walnut and changing the order a little here and there.

4.5mm hook

Foundation Row: Lime

Ch 239 to start.

1 – 18

Cypress, Meadow, Mustard, Tomato, Spice, Storm,

Duck Egg, Copper, Walnut, Gold, Pistachio, Grey,

Lincoln, Silver, Tomato, Gold, Lime, Lincoln

19 – 36

Grey, Walnut, Copper, Spice, Mustard, Pistachio,

Duck Egg, Meadow, Silver, Cypress, Gold, Tomato,

Meadow, Storm, Lime, Silver, Mustard, Pistachio

37 – 54

Spice, Copper, Walnut, Cypress, Duck Egg, Lincoln,

Mustard, Spice, Meadow, Silver, Linciln, Storm,

Walnut, Tomato, Gold, Lime, Cypress, Duck Egg,

55 – 73

Pistachio, Grey, Copper, Gold, Meadow, Cypress,

Tomato, Storm, Duck Egg, Mustard, Grey, Silver,

Lime, Copper, Spice, Walnut, Pistachio, Lincoln,

74 – 89

Cypress, Gold, Tomato, Copper, Walnut, Meadow,

Duck Egg, Pistachio, Mustard, Silver, Storm, Lincoln,

Spice, Gold, Meadow, Cypress

 

EdgeEdge

Lime, sc

Mustard, blsc

5mm hook, Walnut, bl slip st

5mm hook Tomato, bl sc

 

Wow! I have so enjoyed making this and am excited to show Little Bro (5) this weekend.

 

 

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49 responses to “Squirrel Nutkin Woodland Blanket

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  3. Gorgeous blanket – love your additions & changes of colours!

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  4. A lovely blanket in its own right, but SO much nicer with all the extra personalisation – he’s going to love it, lucky boy!

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    • Thank you Sheila. I’ve really enjoyed making it. I have made a blanket for 4 grandchildren, two nieces, my daughter and a friend of my daughter (who is a sort of honorary second daughter) each one of them have had an input in the design – I really enjoy giving each person a say in how the finished blanket will look, it makes it feel more special and makes me keen to finish them.

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  5. This is divine. I’m loving the colors and your leaves and woodland goodies are so fun !

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  6. This is looking wonderful Sandra – you must be thrilled with the result as I am sure Grandson will be 🙂

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  7. what a brilliant idea to have a finger puppet with the blanket!

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  8. Looks a wonderful blanket, so much for a child to investigate. I am sure he will love it!

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  9. What a lovely blanket…just think of all the wonderful books and dreams that will be had under this one. A real treasure.

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  10. Love this final look! The owl, leaves and squirrels are brilliant, and your grandson is going to love it!

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  11. Laurie Graves

    Utterly charming! Soon your little grandson will be wrapped snuggly in his nutkin blanket.

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  12. Stunning blanket ❤

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  13. Do you know if Lucy has seen this yet? I am sure she would be blowm away – such am original way to use her design and make it your own!

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  14. Murtagh's Meadow

    It is really lovely. The little owl is so cute!

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  15. Magnificent!! Oh if I were a child again I would so want this blanket!! ❤

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  16. Wow, that is so pretty, I love the colours, the leaves, the squirrel and the owl. The whole thing is so delightful 🙂

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  17. Looks lovely, well done

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  18. Lisa at Greenbow

    Your grandson is going to be so happy to get this. It is fabulous! I would be thrilled to get this too. It is so interesting with all the additions.

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  19. Love all the extra bits , especially the owl. He will love it and if he doesn’t it’s nearly big enough for me….

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