At last my blanket for Master R is finished!
My daughter thinks it looks a bit wizardy – I see what she means, the designs could definitely be magical symbols used in an 8 year old’s incantations – he’s reading the Harry Potter books at the moment.
The blanket measures 1metre x 1m30cm, just right to snuggle under on the sofa, or to go over his duvet on his top-bunk bed.
Master R is now aged 8. He was 5 when I started it. He wanted a blanket in purples and greens, not colours I would choose to put together.
I usually LOVE co-creating things for my grandchildren and bringing their ideas to life, but this has been my most challenging project to date.
Back in July I wrote of the journey thus far showing some of the early ideas, experiments and samples that had been rejected by my co-designer.
Together we arrived at these Squares and colours, he knows what he likes!
On the whole I feel it is important to encourage children to make as many decisions for themselves as they can – but I have to admit this one took me to pushing past my own resistances to make something I personally did not love! It languished in the W.I.P. pile for far too long at times.
However I’m thrilled with how it turned out and to know Master R will get what he wanted is very satisfying indeed.
The square patterns are from the Nuts About Squares crochet along.
Master R’s choices:
Esme’s Winter Cottage by Dedri Uys
and my variation
Denna by Polly Plum
Bavarian Beauty by Heather Gibbs
Made in Stylecraft Special DK and a 5mm hook
Emperor, Wisteria, Violet, Khaki, Pistachio, Meadow, Lime, Cypress, Midnight, Silver, Grey
I made up the border design
Starting with the surface zig-zag as shown in Esme’s Winter Cottage, then a row of double crochet (US) in Emperor; a row of Single Crochet (US) in Khaki; a row of double crochet in the back loops only, in Meadow; a row of SCs in Khaki; then a row of back loop DCs in Emperor; finished with a row of Crab Stitch in Emperor.
I’m enjoying my Ta Dah! moment!
Joining Nancy Merrill’s Photo Challenge: PURPLE
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