Bonfire on the Beach at Sunset

The Coastal Crochet Cal (crochet along), Picnic on the Beach, has finished and it was a joy to take part. The pace was just right and although it is not a race it is nice to keep up and be part of seeing all the amazing blankets that are being created at the same time, all over the world. I do love the sense of community that builds through the Facebook page, and by Eleonora sharing picture collages on her Instagram pages and on Facebook.

Eleonora’s video tutorials are excellent. I am excited to see what she comes up with next.

My colours were inspired by the colours I used in Attic24’s Dahlia Blanket and the sunsets I see from my west-facing sitting room window.

One was from last week

A painting in the sky.

I used Stylecraft Special DK  and a 4.5mm hook.

Colours: Lipstick, Spice, Matador, Claret, Burgundy, Clementine, Sunshine, Pomegranate, Blush, Duck Egg, Dandelion, Tomato, Storm Blue, Petrol.

In my last post about this blanket I showed you the horror of all the ends to sew in. Eleonora did provide a tutorial on how to weave them in as the Tunisian Entrlac was being worked, but there were still a LOT of ends to sew in for this blanket. Worth it though, and amazingly they are all sewn in. Sometimes it takes me months to do that job.

The blanket has been designed as a picnic blanket and so is not too big to carry around, and works very nicely as a blanket to snuggle up in on cool evenings.

32 responses to “Bonfire on the Beach at Sunset

  1. That’s really nice. I’ve come to the conclusion that though all my blankets and quilts are precious, they’re even more precious when they’re used and loved . 😄 Enjoy your sitting and snuggling under it.

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  2. I’m going to have to look that pattern up now, you’ve made such an interestingly textured piece. Thank you. (ps, I’ve discovered I quite like sewing in ends !)

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  3. I absolutely love your version Sandra! It’s extra special… 😍😍😍

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    • Thank you so much Eleonora. The pattern was intriguing – a wonderful balance of interesting new stitches and plain sailing relaxing crochet. I had fun playing with the colours. I am so glad you like it! 🙂

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  4. awesome result and practical as well – I have items that I’ve made over the years that were supposed to replace a beach blanket but they have never seen a beach at all…

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  5. A vivid sunset with a bonfire. Yep, I see it all in that blanket, Sandra, quite amazing!

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  6. Gorgeous colours. I bet it was nice to work on something in such warming shades over the cooler months too. 😃 Lots of wonderful stitches in there too. Have never tried tunisian but my sister keeps telling me I should.

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    • It really was good to have those colours on my lap for the last couple of months – it is still so COLD! I heard on the news that it has been the coldest April in Britain since 1970.
      I have tried Tunisian crochet before, but to me it looks so like knitting, that I would rather knit. Some people really seem to like it though. It does make a thicker, tighter, warmer, fabric, so might be good for a jacket.

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  7. Wow! It looks amazing, I love the colours, you’ve caught the sunset perfectly

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  8. Beautiful fiery colours. I remember doing the Eastern Jewels (Persian Tiles) CAL and the ends were a nightmare even though I did most of them as I finished each hexagon.
    I’m doing a KAL at the moment and not keeping up at all but, as you say, these things aren’t a race. Some people, I’m sure, must knit all day long and not do anything else. I’m finding the FB group a help and inspiration though so will get there in the end – it’s not as if I need another blanket 😉

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    • I have to be in the right frame of mind to sew in ends. I have done quite a few during Zoom meetings 🙂 🙂
      I know what you mean about people knitting (or crocheting) all day long – some were doing 2 blankets at the same time and still kept up!

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  9. You sure captured the colors. That blanket is so bright and lovely that I would hate to use it as picnic blanket. 😉

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  10. a very firey finish – love it!

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  11. It looks a really interesting pattern and I love the colours. I hope you enjoy many picnics and bonfires on the beach this summer!

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  12. Wow, I can really see why you call it “Bonfire on the Beach at Sunset”. The mix of reds and oranges really give that firey effect. And finished just in time for picnic season.

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  13. That bonfire blanket warms you three times: once the heart, to work amongst friends; once the eye for the sheer beauty of the colour, and once the shoulders, for the cosiness. Lovely, and worth every stray end.

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  14. Sunset fantastic! Love the names they give colours these days.

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  15. Wow, that really does sizzle !

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