When the world gives you Storms, make rainbows.
Attic24’s Neat Ripple Blanket and size 4.5mm hook.
Mostly using Stylecraft Special Double Knit (SSDK) but having to add other colours from different ranges to get the effect my 10 year old grandson, Big Bro, wants.
I am making a blanket for each of my grandchildren – this is the 8th and last one.
I show 6 of them here.
The 7th was one made for Big Sis, she also wanted Rainbow colours.
The pattern is Amanzi by Jen Tyler, but I did my own variation on the edge.
Colour order for the Neat Ripple Rainbow (not the Amanzi) for the first 30 rows.
There are 2 rows of each colour:
Azure – Hayfield Bonus DK, Extra Value (0824)
Petrol – James C Brett or Geraardsbergen (2011) Scheepjes Colour Crafter (blue)
Grass Green SSDK
Bright Orange – James C Brett
Fuchsia Purple SSDK
Orchid – King Cole Pricewise DK
Purple – King Cole Pricewise DK
Tah Dah!!! Drum roll please!
At last it is finished
This has been a really fun project to make. The journey began back in April when Helen Shrimpton’s Crochet Along started and I finished the CAL back in June, but I wanted to do a few more rows to make it bigger and work out how to make a scalloped edge.
The bedspread, shown here on a 5′ wide double bed, had to wait patiently in the background whilst I made a couple of dreamcatchers for birthday presents, and then it was hard to pick it up again.
But I did it!!
I can highly recommend Helen’s patterns and this one is FREE and comes with a video tutorial.
To see other amazing Cosmics, join Helen’s Hookaholics on FB and go to the Photo Albums. If you ever need inspiration for colour combinations there is surely no better place to go.
I made this Bedspread with Scheepjes Whirl and Whirlettes and a 3mm hook:
2 x Rosewater Cocktail Whirl
1 x Jumping Jelly Whirl
1 x Citrus Whirlette
1x Blueberry Whirlette
I really enjoyed mixing up the Whirls and playing with the gradients in the colours to get the effect I wanted.
It measures 1m 41cm – 1m 35cm. or 4’6.5″ x 4’5″
Blog posts showing progress:
Making a start. Parts 1 and 2
Parts 3 and 4
Parts 5 and 6
Parts 7 and 8
Part 9 and beyond
I am so happy with my zingy bedspread!
Posted in Crochet
Tagged afghan, bedspread, blanket, bright colours, Cosmic Cal, crochet, Crochet Along, crochet bedspread, free pattern, Helen Shrimpton, Jumping Jelly, rainbow colours, Rosewater Cocktail, Scheepjes Whirl, Scheepjes Whirlette, throw
A lovely woman called Sue asked me to be a Guest Blogger on her Crochet Addict site.
I have never done anything like that before and it was fun to put together.
In the piece I wrote, amongst other things, I posted pictures of my latest hat/wig designs
(I’d like my hair dyed like this really!!)
I think the one above has a sort of Jane Austen look about it – do you?
(apologies for feeble attempt at digital clown make-up!)
And they seem to be getting a lot of attention and some lovely comments so far from Melissa and Cathy
The patterns can be found in the Etsy Shop and on Ravelry.
Ravelry is a site for all things to do with knitting and crochet.
(You have to register with Ravelry to look at pages on there).
It took me a while to work out how the site works and how to sell patterns. But one advantage of having some horrid bug which has kept me away from doing other things (I’ve been in bed most of the week – yuck!), is that I have had time to spend on the computer and despite my brain being fuddled by a temperature etc, I managed to get to grips with Ravelry.
Which has been very exciting because the hat/wigs seem to be making people smile and they are having fun with them and imagining all sorts of occasions for them – halloween being a favourite. I love the zany craziness of it and can’t wait to see pictures posted of my wigs being worn in far flung places!
Hat/Wigs are taking off!!!!
Posted in Crochet, for sale, knitting
Tagged carnival, clown, crochet, crochet hat, crochet wig, fancy dress, festival, fun chemo hats, fun wigs, halloween, hat wigs, Jane Austen, knitted hat, knitted wig, rainbow colours
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